South Zone Swimming Success

Congratulations to our team of 33 children Year 5-8 children who competed at the South Zone Swimming Champs on Thursday at Wharenui Pool. It was a new experience for many and quite a few of the children were nervous. All swimmers did really well and just to make it to this level was a big achievement.

There were some excellent performances from Hillview swimmers. Of note was Oliver Graves, winning his two events (9 years boys’ Freestyle and Breaststroke) and bringing the 9 years relay team into second place. Jessica Frost swam an exceptional race to win the 10 years girls’ Breaststroke. James McRae swam an intelligent race to win the 11 years boys’ Breaststroke and showed real strength and endurance to place 2nd in the Open 50m Butterfly. Maddie Morrow showed good style to win the 9 years girls’ Breaststroke and our 11 years relay team were champions – well done to Luke Mitchell, Eva Stark, Keight Copeland and Brendan Morgan.

For results, please click here: 2014South Zone Swimming final results

Year 4-6 Rugby Fun Day

We had 29 keen rugby players turn up today to our first Rugby Fun Day practice. The Rugby Fun Day is a one off Rugby Tournament organised by the Cantabrians Rugby Club held on Friday 9 May at Burnside Park. We even had four keen Year 4 girls come along for their first rugby experience! We still have space for a few more players, especially at Year 6. Next practice is on Tuesday at 12.30pm.

Athletics, Swimming and Cricket


Well done to our Year 9/10 Athletes that competed on Saturday at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Finals. Congratulations to Jemesa Landers for winning the 2000m race walk, to Pedro Langilangi for placing 5th in the Junior Boys’ Discus with a throw of over 30m and to Dominic Mattson for making the 100m Junior Final and placing 5th in 13.00sec. flat. All three are eligible for the South Island Champs in Timaru on April 5/6.
Elena and Renzo had good 1500m races and were competitive.
It was neat to see former Hillview students doing well –  Will Harrison coming 2nd and 3rd in the U14 boys 1500m/800m, Daena Vas Viegas winning both the Senior Shot and Discus and Lydia Johnson coming 2nd and 3rd in the Senior 3000m/800m.
Our two Girls teams are in action this week in Semi Finals – the Year 7/8 team play Heaton on Wednesday at Elmwood Park in the semi of the Active Post Year 7/8 Girls’ competition and our Year 5/6 team play Thorrington on Friday at Hillview in the semi of the plate section of the Action Cricket Year 5/6 Girls’ competition.
The South Zone swimming champs are on Thursday at Wharenui Pool , our team is attached here: South Zone Swim Team 2014 Note

Secondary School Athletics Results

The Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Prelims were held at Rawhiti Domain on Tuesday 18 March. We had a team of 23 athletes competing against the best in Canterbury. The competition was very tough, especially as we had  time to prepare due to our two postponements of our sports.

Three of our students managed to qualify for the finals on Saturday with some exceptional performances.

Dominic Mattson was the 6th fastest qualifier in the U14 Boys’ 100m running 13.18 seconds. Dominic also had an excellent long jump of 4.75m to miss qualifying by only 7cm. Pedro Langlangi threw the Discus 28.64 metres to be the 5th qualifier in the Junior grade and Renzo Childs was the 7th qualifier in the Junior Boys’ High Jump with a huge jump of 1.55m.

Leah Blondell won her 100m heat in 14.70 seconds but missed qualifying for the semis by 0.2 seconds. The Under 14 Girls’ relay team broke 60 seconds and were 9th of the 15 teams and ahead of larger schools like Cashmere  and Avonside High.

A big thanks to our parents for helping with transport and support – Suzanne McLister, Chris Landers, Karen Walker, Neil Hawkins, Naiuli Palamo.

For full track results, please click here: prelim track results 2014

For full field results, please click here: prelim field results 2014

Saturday Finalists 22.3.14 v- Rawhiti Domain

9.00am Pedro Langilangi – Junior Boys’ Discus

9.12am Renzo Childs – Junior Boys’ 1500m

9.32am Dominic Mattson – U14 Boys’ 100m semi  (10.48am FINAL if qualify)

10.08am Zac Ayers – U14 Boys’ 1500m

10.16am Elena Hawkins – U14 Girls’ 1500m

12.51pm Jemesa Landers – Open Girls’ 2000m Race Walk

3.00pm Renzo Childs – Junior Boys’ High Jump

4.58pm Farran Landers – Junior Boys’ 3000m

Another Athletic Record and Y9-10 Athletics Team

New HCS Record -Apologies to DOMINIC MATTSON, we missed out his Under 14 Boys’ High Jump record in our results. Dominic jumped 1.41m on Tuesday to beat Joshua French’s 2011 record of 1.39m. Well done Dom! The combined Christian Schools’ record for U14 is 1.50m set last year by Daniel Neil from Aidanfield.

Records – for a list of the HCS Y9-10 Athletic Records after Tuesday, please click here: HCS Y9-10 Athletic Records

For a list of the Y9-10 Athletic team to compete at the Canterbury Secondary School Athletic Champs on Tuesday 18 March and finals on Saturday 22 March at Rawhiti Domain, please click here: HLCS Year 9-10 Athletic Team PRELIMS 18.3.14  For the letter given to team members, please click here: Year 9-10 Athletics letter 2014

Pegasus Triathlon

Well done to our Year 5-8 Triathlon team that competed at Pegasus today. It was a tough course and all of the team did their best.

Full results are out now, go to and click on the Triathlon 2014 Results on the front page. (bottom link in blue)

Grace Perrett was a marvelous 7th in the 10 years girls and was the fastest girl on the bike! Oliver Graves was a creditable 12th in the 9 years boys. Well done team – the splits make very interesting reading and they really show you where you need to work on for next year.