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Auckland Secondary School Wrestling Champs

Auckland Secondary School Wrestling Champs

On Friday, 26 March Rutherford sent a team of 12 athletes to the Auckland Secondary School Wrestling Champs. With only Hassan Hussein having any wrestling background to speak of it was an eye-opener for the rest of them as they matched up against some of the best teenage wrestlers in the country. What they lacked in experience they more than made for with their enthusiasm and after the official tournament concluded they stayed on to challenge other competitors in friendly bouts. The referees and coaches spoke highly of the Rutherford team spirit and positive attitude.

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Year 13 Travel and Tourism Trip

On Tuesday, 10 March we headed out on our first trip for the year, the stormy skies opened up, making it far from perfect conditions to venture out as tourists.  Our first stop was a walk up to North Head to experience some historic tourism and take in the panoramic 360° views of Waitematā Harbour, Rangitoto and the CBD.  Here, we had the chance to check out the old observation posts, gun emplacements and tunnels. Next up, was a stroll around the quaint Devonport Village then a 15-minute ferry ride across to Downtown Auckland. Initially, we had planned to experience…

Principal’s Panui 16 April 2021

Principal’s Panui 16 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku At Rutherford, you know that we say please, thank you excuse me, and sorry. A big thank you to those who performed or helped in any way with our 60th Jubilee Celebration. It was a great event and all of those who did something for this contributed to all the little steps in the right direction. We had over 500 registered alma mater, past students and friends of the school attend the mix and mingle and in excess of 1500 who visited us on the Saturday. One of my personal highlights was the…

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Adult & Community Education is Thriving

People are continuing to attend night classes at Rutherford for many different reasons. Out of the 1000+ students that attended over 100+ term 1 classes, some were looking for a bit of ‘me’ time away from the responsibilities of work and family to reconnect with themselves and enjoy some adult companionship. For others, night classes offer the chance to express themselves creatively or artistically, perhaps picking up a hobby they felt passionately about when they were younger but felt unable to pursue because of different choices or commitments. This renewed interest can lead to a whole new career or to…

Principal’s Panui 8 April 2021

Principal’s Panui 8 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku I trust you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. The end of the term is near and for many of our Year 11 -13 students there will be important NCEA deadlines that must be met by the end of the term. I invite you to please look carefully at the assessment deadlines included in this panui and just ask your son or daughter how well they are progressing to meet these must-do expectations. Our 60th Jubilee Celebration this weekend. It has been 60 years since the foundation cohort was welcomed into…

Principal’s Panui 1 April 2021

Principal’s Panui 1 April 2021

Kia ora te whanau o te kotuku Academic Tracking In conjunction with our focus on student wellbeing, staff will be following a process of academic tracking, designed to ensure parents receive timely information around senior students’ progress and performance across assessments. Subject teachers, Heads of Faculty and deans will be working closely in the use of a range of intervention strategies from using our school’s WARM conversation process to requesting attendance at departmental tutorials. WARM Conversation Process What is the story – What has happened? Identify the challenge or obstacle. Affect – Who is being affected and how. Repair the…

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