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Father & Daughter Breakfast

Father & Daughter Breakfast

Rutherford College is pleased to announce we will be holding our first Father Daughter Breakfast on Thursday, 2 September 2021. The breakfast will start at 7.15am in the school hall and be finished by 8.40am. The Father-Daughter breakfast is just before Fathers Day, so we hope students and parents will enjoy this opportunity to attend the event together. We are excited to have April Ieremia as our guest speaker. April has an impressive sports career, receiving 52 caps for the Silver Ferns. After retiring from sport she became a popular television and radio presenter. Students are welcome to bring any…

Uniform Update

Rutherford is in the process of changing uniform suppliers and is still working through this change. As of Friday, 16 July, the school uniform will not be available to purchase from Lenco in Pataki Road. Once our new process is in place, we will let you know and update the website. If you have any urgent uniform needs in term 3, please email our Business Manager Judy by emailing her at [email protected] .

Maori And Pasifika Careers Evening

Maori and Pasifika Careers Evening

On Thursday, 29 July Rutherford College will be hosting a careers evening for our senior Māori and Pasifika students. There will be talks from members of our local community who will be sharing information around how they got into their current role and their route through tertiary and training. There will also be representatives from tertiary institutions and training providers in the Info Comms. All seniors are invited to attend the event from 6 to 8pm. Refreshments will be served. For further details please contact Eva Cornforth on [email protected]  

First 10 Years Brunch

First 10 years brunch

The school is pleased to be hosting a First 10 Years Brunch for all past staff and students who were at the school from 1961 - 1971. Tickets to the brunch are available from

Chess Tournament

Chess Tournament

On Tuesday, 15 June, two teams from Rutherford College competed in the inter-school chess tournament hosted in Kelston Boys High School. The A team - Oliver Gracewood, Preston Lee, Jay Huggins and Daepung Lee - placed an impressive 3rd equal overall, competing against Auckland Grammar and Auckland International College. Unfortunately, the A team lost the tiebreaker and placed 6th out of 10. The B team - Ted Rho, Sean Park, Tony Schaufelberger and Edwin Schaufelberger - placed 9th. Overall, for the first Rutherford team to participate in a chess tournament for years, both teams performed well and brought pride to…

New Finance Office Hours

As of Term 3, the cashier/finance office (located next to our reception) will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: interval 11am to 11.25am and lunchtime 1.25pm to 2.05pm to accept payments. The school is gradually moving to a cashless environment and families will be informed at a later date of ways to pay online. If you have any concerns or queries please email our Business Manager, Judy on [email protected]

Banking In A Digital World – Scam Savvy

Banking in a Digital World – Scam Savvy

Rutherford College Community Education is offering a free seminar on 27 July, 4pm to 5pm. Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. The seminar will cover: • What is a scam and how New Zealanders are impacted. • Different types of scams. • Top Tips for being scam savvy For more details and to book click here Ph: 09 8344099 Email: [email protected]

Talanoa Part II – Year 13 Scholarship Applications

Talanoa Part II – Year 13 Scholarship Applications

Talanoa - Student Futures Part II During Period 5 on Tuesday 6 July, Year 13 Pasifika students were given the opportunity to look, ask and discuss the process when applying for Scholarships towards Tertiary Education. Jeanette Reid, our Careers Advisor, gave good advice on which websites to use for support, the processes behind scholarship applications, and what the students can do to better prepare themselves when applying. Also present were Maths and Science teacher, Mr. Tagaloa, and former teacher aide, Toni Talamaivao, who were both recipients of the University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarship which paid for three years…

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Author Gareth Ward visits

During the week of 24 May, Gareth Ward, an author, magician and steampunk enthusiast, paid Rutherford a visit, and met with keen readers from Yrs. 9 and 10. He shared with us a brief description of his time in the army and talked about what gave him inspiration for his four books; The Traitor and the Thief, The Clockill and the Thief, Brasswitch and Bot and The Thaumagicians Revenge. All of which take place in a steampunk setting. Gareth Ward spoke about how he came up with his characters, and a bit more background around the setting of his books,…

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‘Speak Confidently’ comes to Rutherford

During the week of 24 May the 'Speak Confidently' program came to Rutherford College for a day and worked with students to hone their public speaking skills and develop confidence in presenting their ideas, views, and opinions. Gaye Stretton and a co-presenter worked with the junior and senior teams, doing some warm-ups, then discussing and peer-reviewing short speeches as they were presented. Students, from the nervous to the usually vocal ones, were all challenged and put on their best presentations. We ended by celebrating the renewed confidence and panache that the selected students gained in this workshop.

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