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Principal’s Panui 28 May 2021

Principal’s Panui 28 May 2021

Congratulations to Dame Cindy Kiro on her announcement as the 22nd Governor-General of New Zealand. Cindy was educated at Rutherford College. She has been a wonderful advocate to improve life outcomes for children and young people. One of her former roles was as New Zealand’s child commissioner. She returned to her alma mater in 2004 to speak at the 42nd Annual Rutherford Day. We wish her every success in her role as Governor-General and look forward to inviting her back to Rutherford in the not too distant future and honouring her achievement. As I reflected on how this great New…

North Island Secondary Schools Horse Trials

North Island Secondary Schools Horse Trials

Over the weekend of 22 and 23 May, Elise Ibbott competed in the North Island Secondary Schools Horse Trials in Taupo as part of a composite team. Elise’s team achieved third place for Division B at the trials. There are always challenges in trials that can only be overcome when a rider and her horse act as a team and together gain confidence in each other as they compete – and every day can bring a new challenge. Together with the individual horse and rider challenges, competing as a team is paramount for overall success. Elise was incredibly supportive of…

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Year 9 Buddhist Temple Visit – 3G4G cultural sharing

Imagine a peaceful, elegant temple. One which had beauty in and around it. This was the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, which our year 9’s got to visit and learn about. The outside of the temple had an archway leading to the carpark, with a roundabout and a big tree in the middle of it. Then there were steps leading up to the temple, where we met our guides to help us through the temple. They brought us through the gardens, which were magnificent. Small trees and plants were laid out throughout the outside and on the ground were concrete…

Auckland Writers’ Festival 2021

Auckland Writers’ Festival 2021

The Auckland Writers’ Festival was a welcome return to the yearly queue of events Rutherford College students have the opportunity of attending. After a year of otherworldliness leading to its cancellation last year, through the ambient atmosphere it was evident that the people behind the “Writers Fest” exhaled a sigh of relief when the event could continue without the interruptions it faced last year. Rutherford College attended Day Two of the Writers Festival on Wednesday, 12 May and the day's lineup started with a pleasant surprise: New York Times best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give’ - Angie Thomas. Due…

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Gareth Ward visit

On Monday, 24 May we had the privilege of welcoming author Gareth Ward to Rutherofrd to talk to year 9s and year 10s about his life, adventures, magic, and books. Gareth Ward, a.k.a. The Great Wardini is a magician, hypnotist, storyteller, bookseller, and author, he has written three books (number four is coming out in August). • The Traitor and the Thief • The Clockill and the Thief • The Rise of the Remarkables: Brasswitch and Bot At lunchtime, Gareth gathered in the reading room with our writers' group and answered all our questions, and gave tips and tricks on…

Tula’i 2021

Tula’i 2021

Talofa lava and Warm Pasifika greetings, On Friday, 7 May, Liva Alaifetu-Tafola, Leisa Falealili, Kolokita Fa’agutu, Fatai, Vetekina, Krishna Tolova’a, Iolama Lauave, and I participated in the 2021 Tula’i Pasifika Youth Leadership Programme. As the day went on we got to know more and have a better understanding of what Tulai is about and the aspects that will be offered to us young pacific islanders through this journey. As it was my first time attending this programme, I gained more knowledge about our pacific islanders who have accomplished their goals when there were many obstacles and barriers that prevented them…

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Wave Action

On Tuesday, 11 May the year 13 Geography students got close to nature whilst studying waves, weather, and beach processes at Muriwai. Experiencing the outdoors firsthand is an essential part of NCEA Geography research. After conducting longshore drift experiments on the beach, we walked up onto the headland, Otakamiro Point, where we were able to identify erosional landforms such as blowholes, stacks, and wave-cut platforms. We also observed the few Gannets left behind for the winter. For a few of our students, this was their first time at Muriwai.

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Tuvaluan group

On the Jubilee weekend, 9-10 April, we saw the first performance by our Tuvaluan group. Fifteen students had been busy learning the three dances selected to showcase the Tuvaluan culture. Credit goes to Jessie and Olive Liveti for their leadership and choreography of the dances. Despite the rain (and the long delay!) the group performed well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We are planning on going to Polyfest next year and to perform on the Diversity stage. We invite anyone interested to join us next year. With Climate Change having a devastating impact on Tuvalu it is very important to keep…

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Principal’s Panui 21 May 2021

At Rutherford, we value little acts of human kindness. This week has been bullying-free week across the country. The theme is; He kotuinga mahi iti, He hua pai-a-rau. Small ripples create big waves. For me, the first small ripple is to choose our attitude each and every day. This can start with recognising the importance of positive self-talk. Our thought patterns create the attitude. Our attitude creates the person. Na te whakaaro Ka ora te tangata As we think so shall we become. We can choose to be kind as a default attitude or mindset, and we can learn to…

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Cross Country Event 2021

An overcast day met our students on Friday, 7 May, when they took each other on over the undulating terrain of the Te Atatu Pony Club that is our venue for the Rutherford College Cross Country Day. Throughout the afternoon we had our year 9, 10 and seniors compete, or leisurely gait, around our 2.4 km course. The course was littered with multiple obstacles to jump (or swerve around) and to add to a more testing race without overly extending the distance from past years. This made for a fun, challenging race to participate in. Most of the races, bar…

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