Sports at Rutherford College
Rutherford College has a responsibility to our students to provide the opportunity to grow by engaging in our extensive co-curricular sporting programme. We feel that being involved in Sports can lead to improved student outcomes in many areas.
At Rutherford students are given the opportunity to participate in sporting and recreational activities to learn new skills, improve skill levels and being able to enjoy the social fellowship from their chosen sport.
Participation opens doors for students to develop leadership, social and organisational skills through their involvement at whatever their level of competition. Sports can be an integral part of a student’s educational experience, and as a college we attempt to provide co-curricular sporting opportunities for all students who wish to participate.
Sportsmanship and fair play are important parts of this experience.
We expect our athletes, coaches, students, staff and parents to represent Rutherford College in a manner that is respectful of others both on and off the field of competition. It is our desire and goal that we strive to develop and practice the highest standards of courtesy, discipline, good sportsmanship, and the ability to act as good hosts and guests.
We look forward to working with you all in the sports arena in whatever area you may choose.
Athletics day – Thursday 16th February– click on athletics for more information
Swimming day- Wednesday 15th February
Athletics Day 2023
This year athletics day will be on THURSDAY 16th February
You are a Junior if you are:
Under 14 as at 1st January 2023
Year of Birth in – 2009, 2010
You are an Intermediate if you are:
Under 16 as at 1st January 2023
You are a Senior if you are:
Under 19 as at 1st January 2023
2004, 2005, 2006
All students are permitted to come to school in MUFTI on athletics day. Students dress in the allocated house colours. If Year 9 and 10 students decide not to dress up, they are required to attend athletics day in their PE uniform.
Shoes are encouraged but students will be permitted to compete in bare feet.
Students who reach qualifying standards in both track and field events will be invited to represent Rutherford College at the Western Zone Athletics.
It is compulsory for all Year 9 and 10 students to participate in a minimum of 1 track and 2 field events where they will receive participation point for their house.
Track events available:
Field Events available:
Tane Mahuta- Green
Embrace your house and enjoy the day