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Principal’s Panui – 13 March 2020

Principal’s Panui – 13 March 2020

Ownership and Acceptance lead us towards one of our core Rutherford values of Responsibility.  In life, we cannot talk a way out of a situation that we have behaved our way in to. If we have made a mistake or failed, then the first thing to do is to look at what we did and take ownership for that error or failure and accept that you may need to do something different. Once we have done that, we take action and the responsibility for making the change that needs making. Taking this step forward is brave but also makes us…

Year 12 Travel And Tourism Trip

Year 12 Travel and Tourism Trip

On Friday, 6 March the Year 12 Travel and Tourism class had a day out to give them an insight into what it’s like to be a tourist.  After battling traffic on the North-Western motorway, our first stop was Westhaven where we had a spin around the harbour in a jet boat with Auckland Adventure Jet.  Although everyone got a bit of a drenching, the ride provided a real adrenaline rush for all.  A walk through the Wynyard Quarter and the Viaduct completed the first section of our trip. Next stop:  Bastion Point and a quick look around the beautiful…

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Atomic Kiwis Quest for a National Title

Rutherford Robotics - The Atomic Kiwis. On Saturday, 29 of February and Sunday, 1 of March, the two Rutherford robotics teams attended the 2019 / 2020 VEX Robotics ‘Tower Takeover’ National competition. At the end of a long weekend and ten fierce games both Rutherford teams were placed in the lower third of the competition. Although their final placement was not the most impressive part of their year, both teams learnt a lot about designing, programming and building a robot while meeting new people and having loads of fun. Team 2913A were able to find their alliance partner from last…

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12 OED Goldie Bush Tramp

The first 12 Outdoor Education tramp for the year took place at Goldie Bush in the Waitakere Ranges on Thursday, 27 February. This picturesque 4-hour tramp was an introduction into the tramping unit where students will be learning about tramping skills and etiquette such as navigation, environmental care, self-management and safety. Students enjoyed waterfall views, river crossings and undisturbed native bush just to name a few. We look forward to the next tramp from Muriwai to Bethells Beach through the Te Henga Walkway!

Principal’s Panui – 6 March 2020

Principal’s Panui – 6 March 2020

Resilience in the face of challenge. Triumph and Disaster (part of the experience). Nothing in life including success can be guaranteed, even if we have given it our best effort. What our best effort or Tohea does guarantee is the best chance of success, being the best version of ourselves. Our best efforts give us the chance to learn and be better today than we were yesterday and at Rutherford, we know this to be what winning really is. Striving for personal excellence is really all about the work habits and the resiliency developed, these are the true rewards for…

I’m Just A Skater Girl

I’m just a Skater girl

On Wednesday, 4 March a group of girls from year 9-12 got the opportunity to learn how to skate with Amber Clyde who is a professional skater. When she was 12 years old she got bullied for skating because she was a girl so she stopped for 10 years. At 22 years old Amber started skating again and she also set up a skate school for girls. In this six week programme, we will learn how to skate, improve our skills and learn new tricks. Our first session was very enjoyable and it was a great way for us to…

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Rutherford Fighters Receive Medals in Jiu-Jitsu

On February 21 and 22 Aurora Terry and Joseph Fray competed in the Oceania Open Jiu-jitsu Championships, which was held in Auckland. Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defence system that focuses on grappling, and in particular ground fighting. Joseph received Bronze in both the Juvenile Mens Under 81.6kgs “Gi” and Juvenille Mens (under 79.8kgs) “No Gi” divisions. Aurora took out the Gold medals in the Gi Youth under 56.7 kgs and No Gi Youth under 61.7 kgs divisions. Congratulations on your well-deserved victory.

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Kazin Macgregor, Nicolas Fruean, Gianni Watene and Brodie Bennett have been working hard at their chosen sport of  Waka Ama for the Waitakere Outrigger Canoe club. Their commitment has been shown by spending all of their Christmas holidays training six days a week with training and fitness happening twice a day. In January, the boys competed in heats, semi-finals and finals at the Waka Ama National competition at lake Karapiro.  The boys were spread across two 6-man teams where they competed in the J19 Grade. One team placed 3rd place in the 500m and 4th place in the 1000m and the…

Principal’s Panui – 28 February 2020

Principal’s Panui – 28 February 2020

Meeting Deadlines Deadlines are exactly that, the time is up! At the finish line, you cannot improve your time. If the final whistle blows or you reach the 100-metre finish, we cannot ask for an extension we just have to accept the outcome and move on. Why else are deadlines important? They teach us the reality of life, what we will face outside of school. Not getting to work on-time, handing in a paper late at university and not paying a due bill all incur penalties or additional costs. The best time to learn that fact of life is from…

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