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University of Auckland ‘Future Me’ Day for Year 10 Māori and Pasifika Students

Kia orana and kia ora. On Wednesday 23rd November, a group of Pasifika and Māori Year 10 students got the opportunity to take part in the ‘Future Me' programme at the University of Auckland (UofA). The ‘Future Me’ programme is an event to inspire and encourage young Pasifika and Māori students to go to university after secondary school. We had the opportunity to hear about the UofA Pasifika and Māori students' journeys at university and attended four different workshops about subjects we may want to study at university in the future. This programme consisted of a variety of workshops to…

Sports Awards

As the students and their supporting family and friends made their way through the front doors of the School Hall, they were presented with a wonderfully transformed setting - "Oscars” like with a Golden theme and amazing life-size action posters adorning the walls. Friday 28th October was our School Sports Awards evening where almost 300 people gathered to recognize sporting achievements of 2022. Our “off-the-bench" MC, Dion, was able to successfully navigate everyone through the various categories of award winners throughout the night. Our guest speaker Casey Frank – Former Tall Blacks and current Sky Sport Basketball commentator, gave us…

Visit to German Restaurant

In order to celebrate the end of the school year, the Senior German Class went out to the German restaurant Mittendrin last Friday night. Together with German language students from Glendowie College and Lynfield College and their teachers our students had a fun night, trying out the German cuisine and putting their German skills to the test by ordering food in German.    

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13 Mechatronics – The Road to EVolocity Regional Success

The mechatronics programmes were developed to provide a project based, practical subject that uses an Engineering context to inspire and challenge our up and coming engineers. The 2022 cohort took on the challenge of designing, prototyping and building electric vehicles to compete against other schools across a variety of challenges, including a drag race, gymkhana and economy challenge. To provide an even playing field, each school was supplied with the same 12V batteries and 350W motor. Innovative design and clever construction was the best way to obtain an advantage. Nicholas Huang, Murilo Goterra Dirk, Joshua Walton and Jack Lucas were…

Kura Whanau – Noel Leeming Friends & Family

Noel Leeming is delighted to again be supporting KidsCan by raising funds with our Friends and Family Promotion this November. With your help, we hope to make a difference by providing the essentials Kiwi kids need to learn, with 2.5% of the total sales from this event being donated to KidsCan. We are proud to say the event we ran earlier this year (June), together we raised over $8,400 for KidsCan. This offer is open to you, your staff, and wider Kura Whanau (including Parents, Students, and your community of friends & family). It gives them the opportunity to unlock…

Goethe Examination Prizegiving and Results

The prizegiving for the Auckland Goethe Society German language competition was held on the 29th of September at the University of Auckland. Students who took part in the German language competition in August received their awards for their amazing performances. This year, eighteen students from Rutherford College and three students from our German group at Rutherford Primary School participated in this annual competition and the results were amazing. Students were competing in year level groups. Heritage speakers and native speakers were tested in the Advantaged Speaker category. Year 9 students: Bronze: Mackenzie Stanton Siliaivao Lam Vanshika Sunger Silver: David English…

School Cross Country 2022

After a false start and delay early in the year, our School Country event took place on Thursday 22 September. The event is normally undertaken in February, so there has been quite a wait to try to hold this event. The underfoot conditions were a little muddy and damp, but I am sure it made a more fun opportunity to enjoy the countryside of the Te Atatu Pony club that is our venue. With exams for our senior school currently being undertaken, we were limited to our junior school participating and competing around our 2.4 km course. As was the…

Dawn Raids Play written by Oscar Kightley (Ex Rutherford Student)

On Thursday 25th August, a group of young Pasifika Rutherfordians were taken out to the ASB Waterfront Theatre to watch Oscar Kightley’s ‘Dawn Raids’. The ‘Dawn Raids’ is a retelling of what happened to Pacific Islanders living in New Zealand during the 1970s. Many Pacific Islanders came to New Zealand with the aspiration to work and dreams of a better life for themselves and their children. Due to New Zealand's high demand for labour during the 1960s, the Labour government encouraged the migration alongside the employers for as long as the excess labour demand continued. However during the 1970s, New…

Click Studio X Media Design School Open Day and Information Panel

On Monday, 5th September Ben Bentley, Nathan Hilliard, Te Ariki Maoate, Kyle Martin, Dillan Pillai and myself were asked to go to Click studios alongside the Media Design School in Rosebank Road. Schools from all over Tāmaki Makaurau were invited to an inspiring talk held at the Click studios building. It was a discussion looking at a journey towards technology. The company and the school are dedicated to aspiring young Māori and Pasifika students to look at career pathways in technology. Maruhaeremuri (Maru) Nihoniho the founder and managing director of Metia Interactive and is also the designer and developer of…

Handball at Rutherford

The Goethe Institute New Zealand and the New Zealand Handball federation have kindly offered to support our school by paying for ten weekly Handball sessions here at Rutherford College. Earlier this year we participated in "Learn German by playing handball project" and the people running this project were so impressed with the language and sporting talent of our students, that they decided to provide more coaching to Rutherford students. The College was also give 20 brand new handballs. Last Wednesday was our first training session. Coach Jakob Jaeger from Germany gave the 25 students who signed up a real workout.…

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