On Monday, 1 July Rutherford College hosted St Catherines Moorland School sports teams that are touring New Zealand from Argentina. The goal of their visit was to compete against our Football, Volleyball, Hockey, and Rugby teams and to experience the culture of Rutherford College.
The day began with a Powhiri followed by a spectacular welcome from the Mahi-a-Toi students making it a memorable day for the Argentinian School.
As teams headed off to their games, this was an exciting opportunity for St Catherines to play against different styles and allowing each individual players to enhance their skill levels. The chance for our students to experience a different style of opponent and to socialise with students from a different culture is such a valuable learning experience.
All the teams gathered in the Marae after the games to enjoy a beautiful Hangi prepared by the Mahi-a-Toi and Sports Committee. It was an opportunity for both groups to learn more about one another’s cultures and sporting experiences.
A huge thank you to Jeff, Mahi- A-Toi students, sports committee and Miriam Sprague who organised the Hangi, without your support this day would not have been as memorable for St Catherines School.