Record Breakers

PJ Palamo in action

Well done to the students below who broke or equaled eight school  records on Wednesday at our Athletic Sports qualifying:

Sam Meecham – Sam broke Luke Mitchell’s 2013 11 years boys’ record for the 1200m by 11 seconds, recording 4min. o4 sec. – that is 12 x 20sec. 100 metres in a row!

Oliver Graves – Oliver equaled our oldest recorded record – Seth Rawsthorne’s 2003 1200m record for 12 years boys, running 4min. 03 seconds – one second faster than Sam!

PJ Palamo – broke three 9 years boys records! PJ is the current Canterbury Athletic Champion for his age. In the Long Jump he recorded 4.03 m, breaking Levi Tamati’s 2015 record of 3.80m . In the Discus he recorded 23.65m, well ahead of Oliver Graves’ 2013 record of 18.48m. In the Shot Put he recorded 9.10m beating Rico Perelini’s record set last year of 7.31m.

Jamie Ehau – broke the joint 12 years boys’ Long Jump record held by Thomas Johnson(2009) and Stephen Garratt (2010) of 4.55m – Jamie had a massive jump of 4.63m (which also betters Josh French’s 13 years boys record of 4.62m set in 2010).

Levi Tamati -broke the 10 years boys’ High Jump record, soaring to a 1.22m height to beat the joint record of 1.20m held by Oliver Graves (2014) and Tom Harrison (2015).

Winnie Palamo – broke her cousin’s record in the 12 years’ Shot Put. Winnie threw the 3kg shot 9.46m, 2 cm better than Fia Lai-Kong’s record of 9.44m set in 2014.

Y4-8 Athletic Sports PROVISIONAL Finalists

We are very thankful to God for such a lovely day for our Year 4-8 Athletic Sports. We had  some super performances again and all children gave of their best. Please find attached a PROVISIONAL list of finalists, a timetable for the finals next Wednesday evening and an updated list of Athletic Records. Please let Mr Norton know of any errors or if you have any questions (

A big thanks to all the parents and family members who came along to support the children and also a big thanks to the teachers and Year 1o Sports Captains for all their hard work. Well done to Miss Campbell for the efficient results.

Congratulations to all children on their efforts and especially to the finalists. Well done to SNELL on a super victory in the HOUSE RELAY but Hillary are overall leaders going into the Finals Evening next Wednesday.

For a list of the FINALISTS and 8 year old Year 4 results from today, please click here: y4-8-athletics-finalists-2016

For a Finals Programme for Wednesday 26 October, 4.30-7.20pm, please click here: hcs-athletics-finals-26-10-16

For an updated list of Year 4-8 Athletic Records, please click here: y4-8-athletics-records-as-at-19-10-2016

SNELL RELAY VICTORY PHOTOS : Sam Meecham running the final leg, Sam and winning Snell runners, the victory announced! Thanks to Gill Weavers for the photos.