Cross Country Runners excel

Well done to our team of 16 runners who took on the best in Canterbury/West Coast at Halswell Quarry yesterday. There were over 1200 runners competing yesterday in a fields of 120-180 in the biggest Cross Country event in New Zealand. We had an amazing six runners make the top 10 in their races but all of our team did exceptionally well.

Nicolas Rechkunov (see photo below) was a close 2nd in the Year 5 Boys’ field of 120 and Gwilym Jones was second in a field of 180 Year 7 Boys. Abby Graham and Silas Jones were close 4ths in fields of 180 in the Year 7 Girls’ and Year 8 Boys’ and both were coughing and sick the night before! Vadim Pulin was only 8 seconds adrift of Nicolas to take 7th in the Year 5 Boys and Lucy Blockley made her way through the Year 6 Girls’ field of 120 to gain 9th with Ruby Dowall running a super race also to gain 19th.

A big thanks to Emily Smith and Rory Jones for helping with transport and looking after the team.

Most of the team will be keen to participate in the Inter-Regional Cross Country in Timaru on 30 September.

Full results are here: https://www.sportsplits.com/races/canterbury-primary-and-caim-schools-cross-country-2021

Cycling Success

We have a group of five keen cyclists competing in the Canterbury Schools’ Cycling on Wednesday afternoons at Tai Tapu. Parent Rory Jones rides out to Tai Tapu with them (12km) and back after their races.

It is a great learning time for them all. The first week they had a time trial and after that they were all put into different grades for scratch races over 8km or 12km and will also have team races, hill climbs and other different races.

Last week we had some success also with Silas Jones winning the Boys C Grade race and Tessa Davis taking 3rd in the Girls C Grade race. Well done Team Hillview!

Thanks to Allison Cook and Heidi Wood for the photos below – Sam Cook leading Reid Allison in the Boys G Grade and Tessa Davis in the Girls C Grade.

Secondary Schools’ Cross Country

It was great to have nine students compete in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Cross with 300 others on Thursday at Ascot Park at QEII. For the first time ever we had an Under 16 Boys’ team and they took 4th place in the teams’ event – well done boys. Thanks to Paul Davis and Heidi Wood for taking the team.

Year 9 Reid Allison took the top place with a 24th in the Year 9 boys’ race and Toby Meecham was our top U16 Boy in 27th and our fastest time of the day of 13.13 for a tough 3km of san dunes, a little mud and a couple of hurdles.

We do thanks God for the commitment of the students to train and work together to achieve their goals.

Boys Full results, see here:

Girls Full results, see here:

Y5-8 South Zone Sport CANCELLED but we are still playing some games…..

1. Y5-8 Winter Sport is CANCELLED but we will still play as per below……

2. Nine x Year 9/10 Students are going to the Secondary Schools’ Cross Country at Ascot Park QEII Year 9: Benita Clark, Tessa Davis, Caleb Harris, Elijah Trotter and Reid Allison

Year 10: Navajo Marshall, Josh Currie-Cook, Solomon Daff and Toby Meecham

3. The Y5-8 NC Sport students are going to Flips and Tumbles Gym and they will be back at 2.45pm. See list of names below

4. The Year 7/8 Hockey Players are going to the Sydenham Turf on the same bus and returning at the same time – Beckenham Y7/8 A Hockey team will join us there.

5. St Martins Y7/8A Netball team will play our Year 7/8 A Netball team on the Senior court 1.40-2.30pm.

6. Four Thorrington Year 5/6 Netball teams and Rudolf Steiner Y5/6 Netball team will be coming to the Gym and the Junior Court to play against our Year 5/6 Netball teams from 1.40pm-2.30pm

7. All other Year 5-8 students in sports will be practising/playing on the Senior and Junior Fields and courts from 1.40pm-3.00pm.

Year 5-8 Sports Names – see here:  Y5-8WS

Y5-8 Weekly Winter Sport 2021

Y5-8 Weekly Winter Sport 2021

We are very excited to be starting the South Zone Area Winter Sport on Thursday 3 June for the next ten playing weeks. We will be playing local schools, at Hansen Park (Football), Beckenham Park (Hockey) and Sydenham Park Turf (A Grade Year 7/8 Hockey) and Hillview and local schools (Netball). All Year 5/6 rugby will be at the Senior Field at Hillview Christian School and Year 7/8 Rugby will play at South Hagley Park. Miss Owen will be looking after the  Non Competitive sports option who will travel to the Wigram Flips and Tumbles Gym.

Teams – for a list of teams, please click here: TEAMS

Draws – for all the draws for teams (look for South Zone Sport), please click here: DRAWS

Here is the Hillview Draw for Week 1 – 3 June:hc_draw-27-may-and-3-june-1Download

Venues – for a map of venues, please click here: south-zone-sports-fields-2021-term-2-3Download

Y5-8 Cross Country Team running fast

Well done to our Year 5-8 Cross Country team that competed at the South Zone Cross Country yesterday! We had lots of smiles and fun in the sun, although there was a tough course and tough competition! Well done to all of our athletes who made the start and finish lines!

We have four champions in the eight races – well done to Nicolas Rechkunov – Year 5 Boys, Lucy Blockley – Year 6 Girls and Gwilym and Silas Jones in the Year 7 and 8 Boys respectively. Abby Graham, Vadim Pulin and Amelia Blockley took 2nd places in their races and Ruby Dowall took third.

16 of our 48 runners finished in the first six and have qualified for the Canterbury Champs on Wednesday 23 June.

Thanks to Mr Gardner for looking after the team and all of our supporters!

Year 9/10 Sport Underway

We are excited that Year 9/10 Winter Sport stars on this Wednesday – 19 May.
School finishes at 2.20pm on Wednesdays for this to happen, those not participating go to a study class in C1 with Mrs Becker superviving until 3.10pm.


For a list of what team students are involved in, please click here: TEAMS

There is an adult/teacher overseeing each sport – if you have any questions, please contact them or Mr Norton.


Draws – for most draws, please click here: DRAWS or have a look here: SSCDraws  Note that draws only come out weekly  for Basketball (Monday or Tuesday before), Football, Netball, Table Tennis and Badminton (usually Friday week before).Cycling Timetable – see here:


Start and Finish times: Most sports start at 3.15pm (we travel from 2.30pm) and finish about 4.00 – 4.15pm (depending on the sport) but then there are travel times also. Most students have access to a phone to let parents know when they finish and where they are. We have school vans and have hired a weekly bus to transport students but if any parents want to help we would appreciate it too. The bus will probably get back to the gym by 4.45pm. Vans will be earlier.


Rugby Fun Day

We had lots of FUN at the Rugby Fun Day today. All of our four teams who played scored some great tries, made some great tackles and honoured God in their actions and words.

The Girls team had lots of fun playing other girls, the Year 4s had a couple of great wins with super second halves and the Year 5/6s and 6s were unbeaten with the Year 6s scoring 120 unanswered points!

Hillview Players of the Tournament were:

Year 6 Boys – Israel Alesana

Year 5/6 Boys – Makairi Cleghorn and Theo Kelleher

Year 4-6 Girls: Lucy Blockley

Year 4 Boys: Jahzeal Fonmoa

A big thanks to al of our vocal supporters!

Term 2 Sport Underway

As always we have a busy term of sport, here are some details of what is going on…..

Year 5-8 and Year 9-10 Basketball Practices start this week, Monday 12.40-1.20pm for Year 5-8 and Tuesday at the same time for Year 9-10

Year 9-10 Basketball starts on Friday 14 May and Year 5-8 Basketball starts on Friday 21 May.

Year 4-6 Rugby Fun Day is this Friday 7 May and our last practice is this Wednesday 5 May The draws can be found by clicking here: http://www.hillview.school.nz/?page_id=855202

Year 5-8 Winter Sport – practices /trials start this week on Thursdays and we start games on Thursday 27 May (Y7/8 Rugby) and all others on Thursday 3 June.

Year 9-10 Weekly Winter Sport starts on Wednesday 19 May – most games are 3.15pm start and usually go to 4pm – we will have a bus leaving school at 2.30pm and returning by 4.30pm – students may have home games. The draws only come out the week before and can be found by clicking here: http://www.hillview.school.nz/?page_id=855202

Year 5-8 and Year 9-10 Cross Country teams compete this term – Year 9-10 Canterbury Secondary Road Race is on Tuesday 11 May, the Year 5-8 South Zone Cross Country is on Tuesday 25 May and the Year 9-10 Canterbury Secondary Cross Country is on Thursday 3 June. Both teams have a practice run on Thursday 6 May 12.35-12.50pm.

Later on in the term we have a Year 7/8 Basketball tournament (16 June), Y5-8 Canterbury Cross Country (23 June) and the Year 0-4 Cross Country Challenge (29 June).

For the Hillview 2021 Sports Calendar, please click here: HLCS SPORT 2021