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Get2Go Challenge

It was a beautiful Tuesday on the 13th of March,  on the sunny Clevedon coast. Four teams battled it out in a field of 20 in the Senior Get2Go Challenge. Hillary Outdoors put on another exceptional event with spot prizes a-plenty. This adventure sport event tested the competitors teamwork, problem solving and physical prowess. Mountain biking, rogaining and mystery challenges all contributed to their points tally. We didn’t win, but we gave it a good go and had a great time. For junior students who think this sounds like a bit of fun, your event is coming up in August.…

LUV Music

For music transcends any limits on ability, nationality, religion, or language.  Is is the most magical art of communication. Friday 9th March saw the many hard working and talents musicians of Rutherford College’s music department take on the stage of the annual NCEA performance assessment known as LUV music.  Originally beginning as a humble fundraising event to raise money for the music department it soon crescendo-ed into a night of wonder and entertainment to showcase the hard work and dedication of musicians to the public. Music from all genres – classical, rock, pop, jazz rang through the hall and after…

Senior Top 10
Year 10 Top 10
Year 9 Top 10

Cross Country 2018

On Friday 16th March, Rutherford College held their first Cross Country in over five years. Over 450 students took to the 2km course at the Te Atatu Pony Club. The junior girls took to the course first tackling the many obstacles in place including horse jumps and a small but challenging uphill climb. Leading from the start, Emily Muspratt always looked in control however she was closely followed by both Isla Annan and Emily Wickens. The three crossed the line with only seconds separating them but it was Muspratt who came away with the win followed by Annan and Wickens.…

Indian Group Polyfest

This year Rutherford’s Indian Dance Group formed as soon as school settled in, and we only had a month to prepare for Polyfest 2018.  The month was intensive at times, but very rewarding in the appreciation that we gained of the Indian culture and each other.  Our 5-minute performance contained many different styles of Indian dance and music, from traditional to modern.  It was fully choreographed and put together by the students with the direction and wisdom of Mrs Shakoor and Dr Singh.  The Polyfest theme this year was to "interweave and thread fibres of culture together", and our dance…

FiaFia Night

On the 13th of March 2018 Rutherford College held a FiaFia Night in the school hall.  FiaFia Night was a night of Rutherford’s diversity, presenting it’s take on the variety of dances from around the world. Our groups this year were Indian Dance, Samoan Dance and the Kapa Haka team. FiaFia night had such an amazing outcome as the groups did an incredible job in their performances mesmerising the audience by their dancing and singing.  It was quite moving to witness the families cheering the performers on, you could feel the love and support radiating off the audience into the…

Western Zone Swimming

On Tuesday 13th March 28 students headed to West Wave Aquatic Centre to take part in this year’s Western Zone Swimming Championships. Warm up began at 9.30 with race number one starting at 10am. Rutherford students were eager to get started with their individual races. Throughout the day a number of students turned in personal bests and the atmosphere of support and encouragement was great to see. Congratulations to the Junior Boys relay team, Anrew Young, Dominik Bonkovich, Lincoln Henry and Oscar Samu who placed 2nd in the 200m freestyle. The intermediate boys relay team made up of Harrison Chapman,…

Western Zone Athletics

Rutherford had a great day competing at the Central West Zone Athletics Day. The students did Rutherford extremely proud and there were some outstanding individual performances as well.    Junior Girls Emily Muspratt – 3rd 100m Sprint Emily Muspratt – 2nd 200m Sprint   Emily Muspratt – 1st 300m Sprint Hannah Taylor - 1st= High Jump Nakita Ru - 3rd Place Shot Put   Intermediate Girls Kaila Ru – 1st Place High Jump Kaila Ru – 3rd Place Shot Put Kaila Ru – 2nd Place Discus Kulukona Aho – 3rd Place Javelin   Intermediate Boys Joshua Larking – 1st Place…

Building Update

UPDATE: There is an upgrade to Room 50, which is essentially used for teaching and not experiments. A bank of new computers has also been installed in one of the ICT rooms.

Scholars’ Assembly 2018

At today’s ceremony students were acknowledged for achieving NCEA Levels 1, 2 or 3 endorsed with either merit or excellence in 2017. This means that a minimum of 50 of the credits attained are at merit or excellence level. We also acknowledge today those who gained individual subject scholarships. Merit endorsed certificates will receive a silver academic Kotuku Badge and those endorsed with excellence will receive the higher award; a blue academic Kotuku Badge. Success in a scholarship is recognised with the awarding of a scholars tie and names being added to the roll of honour. Of the 2017 Year…

New to Rutherford Powhiri

Tena koutou Tena koutou katoa On Wednesday, 31 January we welcomed all students and staff that are new to Rutherford College at a powhiri within our school hall. We were blessed to have two of our local kaumatua, Papa Fred Holloway and Reverend Tahu Williams, attend this ceremony. Both of our kamatua talked about the importance of education and the wonderful opportunities that exist at Rutherford College for our rangatahi. At the conclusion of the address by our speakers Te Kotuku Kapa Haka did a tautoko to acknowledge the speakers. Tena koutou Tena koutou katoa Nga mihi nui  (Greetings to…

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