On Wednesday, 26 September Rutherford College hosted Coomera Anglican School Touring Sports teams. The goal of their visit was to compete against our basketball and netball teams and to experience the culture of Rutherford College.
The day began with a Powhiri followed by a spectacular welcome from the Te Kotuku making it very memorable for the Australian School.
Both teams headed off to their games. This was an exciting opportunity for Coomera, playing against different styles in different facilities allowing each of their 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. Both basketball games were incredibly close but it was the Australian Teams who claimed victory on the day.
A skilled approach ensured a win for our Junior Netball Girls. The Premier Team had an incredibly close game against the Aussie girls losing the game by one point in the last minute.Despite the loss the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
All the teams gathered in the Marae after the games to enjoy a beautiful Hangi prepared by the Sports Committee and Kapa haka students. It was an opportunity for both groups to learn more about one another’s cultures and sporting experiences.
A huge thank you to Jeff Ruha and Miriam Sprague who organised the Powhiri and Hangi, without your support this day would not have been as memorable for our visitors.