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During the last few weeks of school, our students were given the chance to do something a little different in their PE lessons. Olympic Wrestling coach, Clinton Terry, a professional coach based at Club Physical Te Atatu, came along to the school to pass on his expertise. This was offered to a few Junior PE classes as an alternative activity on the back of sessions that were run for Rutherford Primary schools students. The Primary school students came across to our Gym to "Have a go" with Clinton 3 times per week, and we were lucky enough to keep him…

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Year 9 Auckland Champion Rock Climber

The final Auckland Interschools Rock Climbing round for the year was held this weekend: Year 10 student Tyra Ibbott won the series and is the 2019 Auckland Girls Champion for the under 16-year age group: Rutherford College has another Auckland Champion in its ranks. To say an incredible year and effort by her is an understatement, She is in an incredibly competitive division. This year she started as the one who was always being slightly pipped by the smallest of margins and through determination, training, and a tangible new drive and motivation became the one who improved to become the…

Mollie Tagaloa Selected For 7s Camp

Mollie Tagaloa selected for 7s Camp

Congratulations to Mollie who has been selected to complete the Red Bull Ignite7 camp and tournament this weekend. This is a Rugby 7's tournament that is for men and women, ages 16-20 years old, all over New Zealand who are selected to complete the unique five-day event in The Trust Arena starting Wednesday, 20 November. Mollie will get 3 days of training with her team, getting intensive testing for her skill and athletic ability before competing in the one-day sevens tournament on Saturday 23rd November. This event has the opportunity to be selected for the New Zealand Sevens Development Camps…


COLympics Event

On Wednesday, 13 November Te Atatu Intermediate, Rangeview and Rutherford College students competed in a COLympics event which was held at Rutherford College. This event was one way to inject some excitement back into physical activity by transforming simple relay races into fun. Students had to compete in three events: “Quiz it is”, Mockletics and CoLLabor8 The day started with “Quiz it is” where students had to answer questions on Kiwiana, Flags, Logos and Sports. This quiz was fun as well as testing the students’ knowledge. The next challenges took place outside with Mockletics. Each school was split into boys…

Sport Waitakere Excellence Awards

Sport Waitakere Excellence Awards

On Friday, 8 November seven students had the honour to represent Rutherford College at the Sport Waitakere Excellence awards. It was an entertaining night for all of us where we were acknowledged for our efforts within the 2019 sporting season. The nominations are as followed: • Abby Ferrall and Harrison Chapman - Youth Leadership in Sport Award • TJ Devery - Secondary School Sportsperson of the Year Award • Mollie Tagaloa and Paris Pickering - Maori Achievement in Sport Award • 1st XI Football boys - Team of the Year Award. Although we did not win any of the big…

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Special Olympics Swimming

On Thursday, 24 October the students from Turangawaewae attended a swim meet organised by the Special Olympics Organisation. The meet was attended by eight different schools and was held at the Northern Swimming Arena at Silverdale. All our students participated in the Kickboard, Freestyle and Walking events. It was a great day and the students gained more confidence in water activities. It was also an opportunity for them to meet students from other schools and participate competitively with like students. In general Turangawaewae students really enjoy these Special Olympic activity days and are keen to participate.

Auckland Secondary School 7’s Tournament

Auckland Secondary School 7’s Tournament

On Thursday, 24 October we had both a boys U15 team and a girls U15 team compete in the Auckland Rugby 7s Secondary School Tournament at Waitemata Rugby Club. This was a fun, but very wet day out for both teams. The day consisted of three or four games. They battled the rain and played some great games and some very tough games. The competition was of great standard and both teams put in the hard work and had a great attitude. The support the teams gave each other was great to see and they represented Rutherford proudly. Well done…

Junior Tag Football Tournament

Junior Tag Football Tournament

On Wednesday, 23 October the Junior girls competed in the Central North West Tag Football Tournament at Moire Park. Although the day began with strong winds and hail thankfully it brightened up for most of the day to allow them to play. They played their first game against Auckland Girls and they were up against tough opposition from the get-go. It was warm-up for the girls, as the game got going they improved throughout. Orewa was their final opposition in their pool and it was another strong competition. In the semi-finals, the girls took on Mahurangi and scored some great…

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2019 Sports Awards 27 2019 Sports Awards 40 2019 Sports Awards 105 2019 Sports Awards 135 Copy Of 2019 Sports Awards 199 Copy Of Copy Of 2019 Sports Awards 225

Rutherford College’s Annual Sports Awards Evening

Rutherford College held its annual sports awards evening on Friday, 18 October. The night was a celebration of both individual and team performances throughout the year. It was a successful evening showing various talents. The night began with another top-notch performance from our Kapa Haka before Mr Matai’a took over to say words of thanks and a special mention for Gill, who wasn’t able to make it but put in a lot of background work in advance of the evening. Mr Matai’a then took the opportunity to introduce our Guest Speaker for the evening. We had the honour of having…

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