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Contact Tracing Responsibility

Contact Tracing Responsibility

Following the announcement from the government that we are now in level 1, it is important to keep you updated. With the commencement of winter sports, school’s are operating under College Sport guidelines. We as a host school have certain procedures to comply with regarding contact tracing. As part of our Covid-19  public health measures, we are required to continue contact tracing for a period of 8 weeks. It is recommended that you download the Ministry of Health COVID Tracing app. There will be QR code posters for visiting people and spectators’ placed by field 1 for scanning purposes. Please…

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Olympic Ambassador – Kayla Imrie

On Wednesday, 24 June the Year 9 and 10 girls had the honour of having Kayla Imrie come and talk with us. Kayla Imrie is a 29-year-old kayaker from Wellington. Throughout this presentation with her we all expressed that we felt sport and staying active was important to us, seeming as we use it in our everyday lives. She spoke about how becoming the successful role model in the sporting industry was not always easy; in fact, she had many setbacks. Kayla has only been kayaking for 12 years and in those 12 years has done so many incredible things…

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Cross Country Day

Brilliant sunshine and picturesque views greeted our students on Friday, 6 March as they battled over the undulating terrain that is the Te Atatu Pony Club and our Perennial venue for the Rutherford College Cross Country Day. Throughout the afternoon we had year 9, 10 and seniors compete, or leisurely stroll, around our 2km course. We even had visiting Japanese students participate as well. The usual suspects battled it out upfront in the Year 10 and senior races. Harry Chapman, Hannah Taylor, Jessica Williams and Jesse Schwalger being crowned our Cross Country Champions in their respective races. The Year 10…

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…


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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Waka Ama

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…

Te Kotuku Flies Proudly At North West Zone Touch Tournament

Te Kotuku flies proudly at North West Zone Touch Tournament

Dowsed in wonderful sunlight on Wednesday, 26 February Moire Park was the scene of a solid and consistent performance from our Mixed Touch team. Competing against Kaipara Red, Northcote and Kaipara Blue, our team rattled off wins in a consistent fashion. There was wonderful cohesion between our boys and girls, seniors and juniors, led skillfully by Mollie Tagaloa from the Coach’s box. It truly was a full team performance as the girls played a huge role in gaining territory and shutting down the opposition out wide. While our boys probed and prodded for gaps, none more so than senior Sebastyan…

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Swimming Sports Day

On Wednesday, 19 February we held our Rutherford College Swimming Sports for 2020. Our Swimming day is a day to have fun, compete, laugh and get wet…and not just in the pool. It seems it was also an opportunity to experience the first rain in Auckland in over a month. A relief to those melting in the heat. Some amusement to others, and a need for quick thinking for a change in the programme to ensure things stayed on time. However it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and efforts by both students and teachers. There were great efforts in the pool,…

Rowing – Head Of Harbour

Rowing – Head of Harbour

Congratulations to the Rutherford College Rowing Team who battled the windy conditions on Saturday, 15 February to take part in Head of the Harbour on Lake Pupuke. Our students participated in seven races, including singles, doubles and coxed quads with Isabel Riki and Dahnell Fourie placing third and medalling in the under 16 double sculls race. A fantastic effort from our students.

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Halberg Awards- Student Volunteers

On Thursday, 13 February, TJ Devery, Eden Hatalafale, Lara Craigie and myself had the incredible opportunity of attending the prestigious Halberg Awards where we were rubbing shoulders with some of NZ’s most elite athletes and coaches including Israel Adesanya who was crowned Sportsman of the Year and Rutherford's own, Yvonne Willering who took out the Lifetime Achievement in Sport Award for the dedication she has given to netball. Our first role at the awards was to usher the athletes and other attendees to their tables. We then had the challenging task of selling raffle tickets to raise money for the…

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