Swimming Results……Cross Country on Thursday


Well done our team at the Y5-8 Primary Sports Canterbury Swimming Champs….a highlight was a super 4th place to Oliver Graves in the 50m Breaststroke for 10 years boys – just missing 3rd by hundreths of a second…the 10 years relay team also came a very creditable 5th and beat their best time by 15 seconds! Thanks to Paul Davis for the cool water bottles and well done all team members on making the Canterbury champs!  Full results can be viewed here: PSC Swim Results 2015

Secondary School Swimming is on Wednesday at Jellie Park.

Cross Country on Thursday

Our Cross Country is on Thursday 2 April, please click here for all the information about the event: HCS XC Notice 2015

Course Records, please click here: HCS School Cross Country Records

Course Maps, please click here: HCS XC Course 2015

School Cross Country Record, Year 9/10 Success, Swimming coming up

Cross Country Record

Luke Mitchell (Year 8) set a new school Cross Country record today. Luke ran the 3km course in 10.59 to take 41 seconds off the record set by Latham Fairhall in 2010. Luke and Fia Lai-Kong had to run their Cross Country today as next Thursday (the day of our Cross Country) they will be travelling to Hamilton to compete in the Inter-Provincial Athletics Championship. We set the official course up for them and they ran a time trial with Fia running 13.19, only 31 seconds off Hayley Buckley’s 2013 record. Well done guys and all the best for a full Easter weekend of competition.

Year 9/10 Sporting Success

Our Year 9/10 sports teams have done exceptionally well this term with 4 division titles to Hillview – possibly for the first time ever. Winners were:

Boys’ Volleyball  – winners of the Div. 2/3 Junior Boys’ title (one loss)

Year 10 Girls’ Volleyball – winners of the Div. 3 Juniors Girls’ title (unbeaten)

Year 9  Girls’ Indoor Netball – winners of the Div. 3 Year 9 Girls’ title (one loss)

Year 9/10 Girls’ Touch – winners of the Div. 2 Junior Girls’ title (unbeaten)

Swimming Coming Up…

Year 5-8: We have a team of twelve competing in the Primary Sports Canterbury Swimming Champs at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre on Monday 30 March – all the best to Matthew Fairhall, Noah Davis, Max Blockley, Maddie Morrow, Sam Meecham, Serena Morgan, Oliver Graves, Claudia Boot, Luke Mitchell, Fia Lai-Kong, Sophie Onslow and James McRae.

Year 9-10: We have six swimmers competing in the Secondary School Swimming Sports at Jellie Park on Wednesday 1 April. All the best to Ruby Winter, Eva Stark, Leah Blondell, Fia Palamo, Holly Stark and Hayley Buckley.

Hillview Hockey 2015

Hillview Hockey 2015

Yes it is HOCKEY TIME AGAIN – starting Saturday 2 May (Year 3-6)  and Friday 8 May (Year 0-2)

We are again entering teams into the Canterbury Hockey Saturday competition under the Southern United Club (was Selwyn-Sydenham). Also Year 0-2 children can be part of the Southern United Friday afternoon  (4-5pm) Fun Sticks programme at Sydenham Park.

We hope to have:

  1. A Year 3-4 Boys and 2.  A Year 3-4 Girls team (Mini Sticks) ($109)
  2. A Year 5-6 Boys and 4. A Year 5-6 Girls team (Kiwi Sticks) ($130)
  3. Year 0-2 children taking part in the Fun Sticks programme at Sydenham Turf.($52)

If we have too many or not enough players we will try to join a Southern United Club team

What Now?

1.Please indicate your availability by email to Mr Norton – p.norton@hillview.school.nz (BY FRIDAY 27 MARCH)

  1. Registration is all online – see attached notice here: SUHC Juniors info and follow the link


  1. Let me know if you can coach/manage/supervise/ transport (Fridays for our Year 5-6s practice – Year 3-4 TBC) etc,

Thanks all and please pass this onto anyone else who may be keen.

Well done Hayley!

Hayley Buckley’s final results for Div 2. NZ Swimming Club Champs
Gold in 4 x 100m club freestyle relay
Silver in 400m free
Bronze in 800m Free
Silver in club 4 x100m IM Relay (butterfly leg)
Silver in Regional 4 x 100 IM Relay (fly leg)
14 races in total, smashing out 4 PBs as well.


Football Achievement

Sam Gemmell and Ethan Hawkins have made the NZ Football National Talent Centre (NTC) 13th Grade intake for this year. They attend a training camp in Oamaru in the holidays.
It is the beginning of the long and winding path to play for NZ in the Under 17 World Cup squads.. There are 3 groups of 24 around the country. Sam and Ethan are in the 24 from the whole of the South Island.
Well done Sam and Ethan!

Awesome Athletes and Sensational Swimmers!

Awesome Athletes

Last weekend a number of Hillview children took part in the Canterbury Athletic Championships and achieved some superb results….culminating in four children being named in Canterbury Athletic teams.

PJ Palamo has been named in the 7 years boys team for the Canterbury v. Tasman event and Winnie Palamo in the 10 years girls for the same event on March 22nd.

Luke Mitchell and Fia Lai-Kong have been named in the Canterbury IP (Inter-Provincial) team for the Inter-Provincial Athletics meeting against all provinces from NZ in Hamilton over Easter. This indeed is a sought after honour with many IP athletes going on to represent NZ at a later date.

Other Hillview children were involved at Timaru at the Canterbury Champs with Jemesa Landers winning her race walk, Zachary Landers taking a fine 3rd in his Shot Put and was member of the winning relay team and Michah Landers was 3rd in his race walk.

Secondary School Athletic Prelims

In cold conditions on Tuesday we had 13 athletes competing against the best in Canterbury at Rawhiti Domain. Our Junior (U15) and U14 relay teams ran very well to both break 60 seconds for the 4 x 100m. Fia Palamo has qualified for the finals on Saturday in the U14 girls Shot Put and Long Jump and Leah Blondell has qualified for the semi-finals in the 100m for Girls U15. Ruby Winter ran an excellent 800m in 2.47 and will still be in the U14 grade next year. Competing in straight finals on Saturday are Jemesa Landers in the open 2000m race walk and Xavier Marshall in the U14 Boys 3000m.

Sensational Swimmers

We had some excellent performances in the pool today at the South Zone Champs at Wharenui. Hillview won two of the four relays – 10 years (Oliver Graves, Sam Meecham, Maddie Morrow and Serena Morgan) and the 12 years (Luke Mitchell, James McRae, Sophie Onslow and Fia Lai-Kong). This is the first time we can remember that two Hillview teams have made it into the Canterbury Champs to be held on Monday 30th March at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre in Rolleston. Our other two relay teams were placed 2nd!

We had a number of other top individual placings and we will pass them on when the official results are out but both Oliver Graves (10 years) and James McRae (12 years) were outstanding in winning both their finals. Other winners in events were Maddie Morrow and Matthew Fairhall.

Hayley Buckley is competing at the National Division 2 Swimming Champs in Dunedin this week and tonight we received an update on how she is doing from her Dad, Chris…..“Just a wee update on Hayley, missed out on a placing in 200m Backstroke but achieved a 6 second PB. Gold in 400m Relay and silver in her individual 400m freestyle!!!!”