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Tyra Ibbott Takes Gold

Tyra Ibbott is an athlete that has gone from strength to strength in her chosen sport of Sport Climbing (indoor rock climbing). Tyra competed at the interschool’s Climbing Tournament in which she is now competing in the senior category. In her first senior competition Tyra came first with what can only be described as a monster climb in the finals, one marked by pure determination and willpower. In fact, in the finals climb the only person who passed her was the eventual winner of the boy’s category. What makes her unique is not only is she an athlete putting in…

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Special Olympics 2021

Each year Rutherford College has the privilege of hosting the Special Olympics. On Tuesday, 23 March we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a day of track and field events. It was amazing to see students from Arohanui Special School, Waitakere College, Kaipara, and Henderson High School participate. Our very own students from the Rutherford Turangawaewae unit enjoyed the atmosphere and were so thrilled to have come away with a placing. Second place in the 100m relays! Many thanks to the Special Olympics organisers and to Gill Bloxham, Dion Nukunuku, and the Rutherford students that helped support…

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Rutherford enters eSports and proves our Excellence

The traditional idea of sport has expanded to include video games such as Overwatch, Fortnite, and Rocket League to name a few. With that change comes an increase in competitive play.  Rutherford College at the end of the year put together a Rocket League team captained by Jarvis Ahomiro, to compete in the NZESF Rocket League National Championship. Rocket League is football with teams of three remote-controlled cars with jets attached to them. A high adrenaline game where teamwork, communication, hand-eye coordination, and reading your opponent come into play. In the heats our team was a force to be reckoned…

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Dylan Takes Home Gold in Surf Lifesaving

Dylan Chapman recently competed in the Eastern Region Junior Surf lifesaving Competition in Gisborne and picked up Bronze medals in both the Board Race and Diamond Race (this involved swimming and boarding in the same race). Over Waitangi weekend, Dylan competed in the Northern Region Junior Surf Lifesaving Competition in Orewa and won Gold in the Board Race and a Bronze medal in the Diamond. In a few weeks, he will compete at the Nationals in Mt Maunganui, representing Muriwai Beach. Congratulations Dylan on your outstanding achievements and we wish you all the best at the Nationals.

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Sports Committee Leadership Day

On Tuesday, 2 February the Sports Committee attended a leadership day at Lake Pupuke. This day entailed a range of activity-based learning where we complete challenges. This incredible opportunity was given to us to bond as a group and show each other our strengths and weaknesses within leading and the group itself. As the day went on the Sports Committee bonded and was able to learn about each other’s different leadership styles and how we will be able to come together to run events within our community and school throughout the year. One of the biggest highlights of the day…

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The House System at Rutherford College

The school is broken up into three houses to generate healthy competition. The student PE shirts are designed with a splash of colour on the sleeve to signify what house each student represents. The dominant colour remains blue and the large kotuku on the back of the shirt is to symbolise that we are all part of the kotuku flock. We unite as a collective more often as a mass of blue than we do as individual groups within our allocated houses. There are times, however, when house competitions will rule the roost. Ko te miro whero, te miro kākāriki,…

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Junior Mixed Touch Season

As the Western Zone Touch competition was set up as a one-day tournament, we decided to enter our Junior Mixed Touch team into a seasonal competition as well. Therefore, we entered into the North Harbour competition for the season. Our games were every Tuesday at Hato Petera College in Northcote. The team was scheduled for four pool games over that period and came out of the round robin undefeated with 18 tries for and only 3 against. This placed us in good stead heading into the final vs Takapuna Grammar that was played on Tuesday, 24 November. Thanks to the…

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Cricket Celebration After Beating Mt Roskill Term 4 2020
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Waitakere Composite Cricket Team

Over the last few weeks, we have had a group of boys involved in a Waitakere Composite Cricket team. As we have not had sufficient numbers to enter our own Rutherford College team this season, these boys have taken the opportunity to gel with a few others from Waitakere and Liston to compete in the Junior A T20 Central / West competition. Playing under the coaching of Ben Brain’s father Philip throughout this Term 4 season, the team has performed very well, finishing with a 2 – 2 record. The wins have been emphatic, and the losses have been very…

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Lucas Brings Home Gold

Year 13 student Lucas Alabastro is the New Zealand champion in Grappling following his wins against two semi-finalists at the national championships held recently in Auckland. Lucas defeated Tumukai Ikifitu on points and Sean Maguire by submission at the Barfoot and Thompson Stadium in Kohimaramara on 21 November. Grappling is a version of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Lucas won the gold medal in the White Belt Juvenile division. Lucas has been training at the Oliver MMA gym in New Lynn for 3-4 hours each day, under the guidance of his coaches Nick Thornton, Karlo Witana, Kyle Murtagh and others. Their coaching…

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FIFA Event

On Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Turangawaewae Unit & mainstream students Cade Morpeth & Josh Lockhead represented Rutherford College in the Annual FIFA Football Event at Pulman Arena. A great day was had by everyone and all our students got really involved in the games. The competition amongst all the competing schools was of a really high standard. We look forward to representing Rutherford again at the 2021 event.

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