Year 7/8 Aims Games Applications Open

Hi all

Yes, the Aims Games for Year 7/8 students in Tauranga/Mt. Maunganui starts in 6 months- on Saturday 4 September 2021.
Hillview Christian School is keen to take a team again this year to extend our talented sporting students and give them a fantastic experience in a beautiful part of NZ and enjoy a sporting competition bigger than the Olympics!!!

Of the twenty three codes – we are possibly looking at competing in the following: Cross Country (Individual/team race and relay) – 5 per year group/gender, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Hockey (either 6 a side mixed, or possibly girls/boys 6 a side teams) a team has a maximum of 10 in it (including a goalie) – mixed has 5/5 boys/girls, Basketball  (probably a mixed 3 x 3 team) – 3 boys/2 girls in a team, Multisport (run, mtb, kayak) – Individual/team race and relay, Mountain Biking  – Individual/team race and relay and possibly Golf.
We are certainly open to students trying other sports too – but they must be at a competitive level and committed to training and fitness and fundraising!
Please find attached an application form for students. see here: AIMS2021
Aims Website, see here: AIMS
We will be having a students meeting next Wednesday – 10 March at lunchtime.

PARENTS – we need some very keen and committed parents to help out also – no pressure, but we did win the Best Supporters Prize last time at the Games! As well as coming with us, we would love for a small group of parents to be on an Organising Group – please let Mr Norton know if you are keen.
Paul Norton –

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Three from three for Year 5/6 Cricket Girls

Three wins on the trot for our Year 5/6 girls cricket team.  They knew the competition was going to be hard today, but with incredibly tight fielding, the Hillview girls had the Waitakiri School girls at 65 runs with a loss of 4 wickets.  POD was Esther Alcock, making 12 runs off free hits and backing up the wicket keeper in the field.  Another top player was Lily McKenzie. She bowled straight and strong only giving up 3 runs, with precise fielding to the keeper, taking a stumping.  The Hillview girls won 98 runs to 65, with only the loss of 3 wickets.  The encouragement not only towards their teammates, but also the other team was awesome.  Ka pai girls.  Keep it up.
Cindy McKenzie

Sport changes due to L2 – Y5-10 Swimming and Y9-10 Athletics Postponed

Hi all

Due to Level 2 restrictions on numbers the following have changed:

Year 5-10 Swimming Sports – are postponed from Monday 1 March to Friday 12 March. The time (9.30am-1.15pm) and the venue (Wharenui Pool) remain the same.

Year 9-10 Christian Schools’ Athletics – is postponed from Tuesday 2 March to Tuesday 9 March. The time (9.15am-2.15pm) is still the same but the venue will be HANSEN PARK as Nga Puna Wai is not available.

At this stage, all Year 9-10 Monday Volleyball and Wednesday sport is going ahead this week.

Another close game for Y5/6 Cricket Girls

Friday 26 February – report from Mrs McKenzie:

A nail biting game was had by two strong teams, Bromley School and Hillview, fielding both equally well.  It was neck and neck right up until the last over, when Lucy Blockley took three wickets in her bowling, all thanks to two run outs by fielders throwing into her, and a stumping by wicket keeper, Bella King.  As the game progressed the Hillview girls got better and tighter in their fielding.  Final score: Hillview 79 runs taking 6 wickets. Bromley School 71 runs taking 3 wickets. 

Ocean Swim Silver

Congratulations to Tessa Davis who won the Silver Medal in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Ocean Swim race at Akaroa in the weekend. Tessa swam 750m in the harbour to win the Silver in the 13-14 years girls grade. Well done Tessa, even to swim 750m in the ocean is a big achievement! Well done!

Year 5/6 Cricket Girls Success

A very successful game of cricket for our Yr 5/6 Girls against Heathcote Valley School on Friday.  A first game for many of them and they played so well.  Hillview scored 88 runs taking 5 wickets against Heathcote Valley School who scored 64 runs taking 3 wickets. Stand out players today were Heaven Purcell Paea in bowling and batting, along with Bella King for her running between the wickets and scoring 7 runs and taking a wicket in her bowling.  

Report from their Coach, Mrs McKenzie