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Special Olympics Football

On Thursday 29 June, a team from the Turangawaewae Unit participated in the annual Red Ribbon West Auckland Football tournament at Trusts Stadium. It was a great day and the team returned home unbeaten with 3 wins from 3 games, scoring 29 goals in the process and winning their group. The team was presented with Red Ribbons for their 1st placing.

Father & Daughter Breakfast

Father & Daughter Breakfast

Rutherford College is pleased to announce our first Father & Daughter breakfast. The breakfast is open to Year 9 to 13 students. The event is an opportunity for our female students to have breakfast with a significant male in their life. The event also coincides with Father Day. We are pleased to have April Ieremia, as our guest speaker. April was a Silver Fern from 1988 - 1992. After retiring from international netball, April became a popular TV personality. We plan to have a Mother & Son breakfast in early 2022. Father & Daughter Breakfast Thursday 2 September 7.15am -…

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Year 13 OED Trip to Whakapapa

On Tuesday 27 July, 36 Year 13 students and four staff members set out for Whakapapa village for the Year 13 Snow Camp. After six hours of driving the group arrived in a very cold Whakapapa village. The aim of the trip was 'risk management' and developing resilience. The group planned and completed a 20km tramp from the village to Tama Lakes (1310m above sea level) and back. On Thursday the group either skied or snowboarded for the whole day. On the two activity days, the group was treated to outstanding weather. A massive thanks to Mr Rossin, Mr Doak,…

Weekend Workshops At Community Education

Weekend Workshops at Community Education

Look at some of the masterpieces our lovely students have created from the weekend courses last term. Check out a full range of weekend workshops offered at Rutherford College from 11 – 26 September. There is everything from Language workshops to Arts and Crafts, DIY, Business, and Computing. For a full list of all courses, visit https://www.rutherfordcomed.co.nz/ or call 09 834 4099

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Haere Tahi Whanau Launch Event

On Monday, 2 August we saw the inaugural Haere Tahi whānau evening at Rutherford College. Haere Tahi is an exciting initiative, involving the Community of Learning team, supporting and championing young students. The night was a good opportunity to welcome whānau onto the school marae and connect with mentors. As part of the night’s importance, the students themselves were in charge, making key decisions on food choices and music played. (within reason of course!) The students showed impressive skills, cooking up a storm at the BBQs and cutting up healthy additions in the kitchen. Once ready, the students served up…

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 www.trybooking.com.

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…

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