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Sports Awards

As the students and their supporting family and friends made their way through the front doors of the School Hall, they were presented with a wonderfully transformed setting - "Oscars” like with a Golden theme and amazing life-size action posters adorning the walls. Friday 28th October was our School Sports Awards evening where almost 300 people gathered to recognize sporting achievements of 2022. Our “off-the-bench" MC, Dion, was able to successfully navigate everyone through the various categories of award winners throughout the night. Our guest speaker Casey Frank – Former Tall Blacks and current Sky Sport Basketball commentator, gave us…

Visit to German Restaurant

In order to celebrate the end of the school year, the Senior German Class went out to the German restaurant Mittendrin last Friday night. Together with German language students from Glendowie College and Lynfield College and their teachers our students had a fun night, trying out the German cuisine and putting their German skills to the test by ordering food in German.    

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13 Mechatronics – The Road to EVolocity Regional Success

The mechatronics programmes were developed to provide a project based, practical subject that uses an Engineering context to inspire and challenge our up and coming engineers. The 2022 cohort took on the challenge of designing, prototyping and building electric vehicles to compete against other schools across a variety of challenges, including a drag race, gymkhana and economy challenge. To provide an even playing field, each school was supplied with the same 12V batteries and 350W motor. Innovative design and clever construction was the best way to obtain an advantage. Nicholas Huang, Murilo Goterra Dirk, Joshua Walton and Jack Lucas were…

School Cross Country 2022

After a false start and delay early in the year, our School Country event took place on Thursday 22 September. The event is normally undertaken in February, so there has been quite a wait to try to hold this event. The underfoot conditions were a little muddy and damp, but I am sure it made a more fun opportunity to enjoy the countryside of the Te Atatu Pony club that is our venue. With exams for our senior school currently being undertaken, we were limited to our junior school participating and competing around our 2.4 km course. As was the…

Handball at Rutherford

The Goethe Institute New Zealand and the New Zealand Handball federation have kindly offered to support our school by paying for ten weekly Handball sessions here at Rutherford College. Earlier this year we participated in "Learn German by playing handball project" and the people running this project were so impressed with the language and sporting talent of our students, that they decided to provide more coaching to Rutherford students. The College was also give 20 brand new handballs. Last Wednesday was our first training session. Coach Jakob Jaeger from Germany gave the 25 students who signed up a real workout.…

Rocking at Rotorua

On Wednesday the 24th of August the Year 13 Geography and 12 Travel students plus 3 teachers headed off on a 3 day trip to Rotorua where we would learn about tourism development. We stayed at the Rock Solid backpackers hostel in the heart of Roto-vegas. At our first stop,Te Puia, we learnt about the geysers and got to see first hand an eruption of one. We also got to see the kiwis they had in their enclosures.Day 2 was white water rafting in the Kaituna river descending 3 waterfalls with the final one being 7 metres high (the world's…

Art Student Wins Award at The Trusts 35th Arts Exhibition

Five students participated in the exhibition; Harrison Reeve (13 Photography), Samantha Vye (13 Photography), Ghazal Aghazi (12Photography), Jemima Tichborne (12 Design – portrait painting) and Tyra Ibbott (12 Design – portrait painting).Ghazal Aghazi sold one of her portrait photographs and Tyra Ibbott won 2nd prize in the Youth Painting category with her work ‘Kindness in the face of Adversity’ and walked away with $200! The judge said her painting was “Beautifully handled paintwork and very relevant subject, tenderly handled. The newspaper text thoughtfully frames the figure and the expression of the medical professional is well captured despite the mask”.We are…

Mathex 2022

On Wednesday 24th August, a Rutherford Year 9 team competed in the Auckland Mathex Competition at the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, Kohimarama.  This is the first time the competition has been held in three years due to previous Covid restrictions.  The team represented the school with pride and acquitted themselves well.  The combined mathematical talents of Harrison Robb (9WS), Max RobbMarkham (9WS) and Ryan Lee (9WS) were aided by the speedy running ability of Miko Bonkovich (9WS).  The 30 minutes of mathematical problem-solving was hectic as the 140 teams ran to their respective markers.  The team scored in the top…

Rutherford College Careers Expo

Rutherford College Careers Expo – Thursday 18th August, 2 – 8pm Finally, after COVID halted our plans last year, we got to hold our first Careers Expo. The expo was an addition to the options and subject choice evening, so students and their whanau could gather valuable information and explore some options for life beyond school whether it be to study, or to work when they leave school. The hall was a buzz with 24 providers keen and willing to share their knowledge and expertise. It was pleasing to see the steady stream of students along with their whanau dropping…

KBB Music Festival

Due to red light restrictions in term one, indoor gatherings were heavily confined. For the Rutherford College Concert Band, this meant rehearsals couldn't begin until part way through term 2. This made the grind to KBB Music Festival - Auckland's biggest music competition - far more strenuous than previous years. Despite these set backs, the band received high remarks from the judges; pulling through with a bronze award. The grand halls of the Holy Trinity Cathedral were consumed by an "excellent" performance from Rutherford. The adjudicators followed up their remarks with further praise to the performed pieces; the "confident" 'March…

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