Dear Parents and Caregivers I hope you and your family have remained safe and dry…
On Tuesday, 6 March Rutherford Primary School had the privilege of being hosted by Rutherford College for the annual whole school athletics day.
We started the day off with baby shark, which got us all up and in the mood to move. The Rutherford College students then hosted traditional track and field events, alongside Get Set Go activities supported by Sport Waitakere. It was a solid 5 hours of jam packed goodness.
We would especially like to thank Gill Bloxham (Play.sport Activator and Rutherford College Sports Director) and the Rutherford College students for their planning, communication, sharing of gear, set up, running of events, pack down and for their genuine and consistent commitment to whanaungatanga (connectedness). Specific feedback from our staff recognised the kind and supportive manner in which these leaders supported our children throughout the day, building confidence and a true development perspective.
The feedback from our primary school community is that the day was engaging and exciting for our children. We are looking forward to this becoming an annual event and returning to Rutherford College once again. Thank you Gill and your awesome team.