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Young Free & Pacific 2022

On Wednesday 16th June, four Pasifika boys had the opportunity of going to Young, Free & Pacific 2022. Hosted at the Mangere Arts Centre, it was an event jam-packed with good food, vibes and the best type of people to inspire young pacific men. There were guest speakers who in their segments stuck to one overarching theme that ought to resonate with us - to be bold, brave and believe. Halfway through the day, the four of us split off into the workshops we selected to take part in, and we had the opportunity to pick the brains of the…

Year 12 Science Field Trip

On June 3rd, the Year 12 Science class headed off on a day trip to Rangitoto Island. Mr Thomas and Mr Cartwright drove us into town in the big blue Kotuku vans to catch the ferry over to the island. Grey clouds and showers were predicted to hit us while travelling to the peak, although they happened to be very short spurts of rain. As we made our way up to the peak, we made stops where Mr Cartwright and Mr Thomas shared their knowledge. Some key information they taught us includes, the types of rocks that were formed from…

Year 13 Science Geology trip

On Friday June 10th, the Year 13 Science class took a trip to Piha and Maukatia Bay (beside Muriwai). Despite the forecast, the weather was good and the students really enjoyed exploring all of the rocks and geological features at the beaches. I think the waves were a highlight, with the rough weather they put on a showcase for us crashing on all the rock forms. The students are looking at these locations in order to identify geological features that give us evidence of the formation of the Waitakere Ranges, dated back to some 22 million years ago. They are…

Principal’s Panui- 17 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku School Times back to normal from June 20 Next week the school moves back to normal times i.e. First period is 8.50am and last period 3.10pm. We hope to maintain this for the rest of term 2 providing we can find enough relievers to cover classes when staff are ill. I would like to thank you for your continued support as we juggle the need for consistency in the classroom with the demands of ensuring health and safety of staff and students. The word on the street is that the Flu virus this…

Principal’s Panui – 10 June 2022

Kia ora te whanau o te Kotuku Reports All parents and caregivers will have received an email notifying them that Reports are now available on the Portal. Due to a technical problem Reports will not be available until next week. If you have any questions please get in touch with the tutor teacher or Dean in the first instance. Early Finish next week Due to the high number of staff absences and the difficulty we have trying to staff all classes, we have decided that next week school will close at 1.35pm each day (except Wednesday 1.25) to alleviate some…

First 10 Years Brunch

On Wednesday the 1st June we held the First 10 Years Brunch in the Information Commons reading room. Pupils and staff who attended the Rutherford College, known as Rutherford High then, from 1961 - 1971 were invited to come and catch up with friends, have brunch together followed by a tour of the school. They self titled themselves - "the oldies brunch". They had a great catch up with one another. "A real trip down memory lane". Ms Farrar also stole the show with her tales from the past. She has done a full circle, beginning her teacher training here…

Natalia Noone-Jones competes at the Roller Skating Northern Area championships

The Roller Skating Northern Area championships is a competition held on the 28th and 29th of May in Tauranga. It is a competition for artistic roller skaters from the North of the country including Rotorua, Tauranga, Auckland and Hamilton including my precision group from Auckland Waitakere. Our routine was choreographed by our coach and performed like a synchronized dance to a song we had chosen. Artistic roller skating is all about skill, gracefulness, timing to music and whatever tricks you can pull off, whether it be turns, spins, acrobatics or 720 degree jumps. My team, the Sapphires, consisting of Minka…

North West Zone Cross Country Championships

With our School Cross Country day postponed until next Friday 10 June, it was unfortunate that we weren't able to have more students able to participate at the North West Zone Cross-Country Championships held on Tuesday 17 May. We did have athletes participating and competing their best against the other schools from our area, and especially the army that is Westlake who had multitudes of runners on the track. Our athletes competed creditably in the various grades with Dylan Chapman performing best coming in 16th place in a field of 44 in the Junior Boys event. It was a cool…

Rock Climbing – Extreme Edge

Throughout Term 1, and now Term 2, we have had students involved in Rock climbing each week at Vertical Adventures. This has led to a few of those students competing at a couple of Rock Climbing tournaments. On Sunday 22nd May the Northern Rocks - Boulder tournament was held at Northern Rocks as part of the Auckland Secondary School Climbing Series. We had students competing, and we are pleased to advise that Tyra Ibbott 12PL won the Senior Girls section of the event. As a consequence she also currently leads the Auckland Climbing Series with two tournaments to go. The…

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