With the last day of school today for 2015, we give thanks to God for all of the many gifts and talents that he has bestowed on our students. Our students have strived for one our our school values- EXCELLENCE – by doing their best – at whatever sporting level they are at. At the same time they have applied another school value – HUMILITY – remembering that all of our success is due to God.
We are looking forward to 2016 and all of the opportunities that it holds. Please find attached a draft list of most of the sports dates for 2016 – please click here: HCS2016SPORT
Here are a few dates for the beginning of the year:
Tuesday 9 Feb. Year 5-10Ironman at Waltham Pool/Park 1.00-2.30pm
Monday 15 Feb. – Tuesday 23 Feb. – Year 5-8 Swimming Lessons at School
Monday 15 Feb. Year 9/10 Volleyball starts
Wednesday 17 Feb. Year 9/10 Wednesday Sport starts
Thursday 18 Feb. Secondary Schools’ Triathlon (Individual and in teams)
Friday 19 Feb. Junior (Year 0-4) Triathlon at the Junior Campus
February: Year 7/8 Boys’ and Girls’ knock-out Cricket and Year 5/6 Girls’ Superstar Cricket Pool games
Wednesday 24 Feb.: Year 5-10 Swimming Sports at Wharenui Pool
Well done to all of our 14 Touch teams that have played on Thursday evenings at Waltham Park in the SMART Touch Module organsied by St. Martins School. We have had 110 students involved, that is almost 1/4 of our students from Year 0-8. We have been delighted to have so many parents involved in coaching and managing the teams – THANKS!
Our Year 0-2s had some great games and the Hillview Super 2’s went unbeaten although official results were not kept for this grade. The Hillview Terrific 2s and the Hillview Awesome 1s (Year 0s and 1s) played some super Touch also.
In the Year 3-4s our teams did very well. In the A Grade the Hillview Fantastic 4s (pictured below) never lost a game to win the division, closely followed by the Hillview Avengers in 2nd.
In the B Grade our Year 3 team, the Hillview Raging Rhinos, only lost one game (to the Hillview Fleeting 4s), to finish 1st= on points but second on for/against with the Fleeting 4s in 3rd – both teams were all Year 3s.
In the Year 5/6 A Grade the Hillview Super 6s were a close 2nd and the B Grade (with 3 x Year 5 teams), the Hillview Fast 5s and Hillview Quiksilvers were in a 4 way tie for 1st=, with the Fast 5s 2nd on for/against and the Quiksilvers 4th. The Hillview Flash 5s were 7th.
In the Year 7/8 Grade the Hillview Supers 8s were a close 3rd, the Hillview Jaguars (all Year 7) were 4th and the Hillview Panthers (also Year 7s) were 6th.
A BIG thanks to Sandy and Dale Jones and the rest of their team from SMART Touch. We look forward to having lots of fun in Term 4 next year!
Last Thursday night, 10 December, the two Year 5/6 Sports trophies were awarded at the Year 5-7 Concert.
The Year 5/6 cohort, or group of children, is a very talented group of children and God has blessed them with an abundance of gifts and talents in the sporting arena. Choosing recipients was very hard and all children are to be commended on their willingness to take part, train hard and compete in sport from a school to zone to Canterbury and beyond level.
Please read below of some (I am sure there are more) of the achievements of this year’s recipients …..
Overall Top Sportsperson/s:Maddie Morrow and Tom Harrison
Maddie and Tom have made an outstanding contribution to sport at Hillview in 2015 at the highest level.
Maddie Morrow: Maddie set a school record in the school Triathlon and also at the swimming sports she broke the 50m Breaststroke record. She went on the win the South Zones and place 14th in Canterbury. She was also a member of the 10 years relay team that won the South Zones and placed 5th in Canterbury. In Basketball she was in the winning team at both the South Zones and Canterbury Champs. In Netball she was a member of the winning B Grade team on Thursdays and a member of the A Grade team that were third at the Canterbury Champs. She was placed 10th at the Canterbury Duathlon Champs out of 87 competitors. Maddie won the school Cross Country for year 6s and set a new school record. She was 5th in the South Zones and then 63rd out of 123 finishers at the Canterbury Champs.
Although not in school time, Maddie’s main winter sport is Football and she was selcted in the Grade 12 Canterbury Red Football team.
Maddie was co-captain with Tom for our Year 6 Rippa Rugby team that won the South Zone tournament and then went on to win the Canterbury tournament. This qualified us for the Rippa Rugby World Cup in Wellington where the team placed 8th and had three days in Wellington courtesy of NZ Rugby. She was our top girl try scorer at the tournament.
At the school Athletic Sports she qualified for all seven finals and gained three second placings. At the South Zones she won the High Jump, placed third in the Long Jump and was a member of the winning 11 year old girls’ 4 x 100m relay team. At the Canterbury champs she was a member of the relay team that won.
Just this week, Maddie was of the two girls in our winning Hillview Year 5/6 team that won the Superstar Cricket Trophy! Well done Maddie!
Tom Harrison: Tom was in the winning record breaking Year 5/6 boys’ team at our school triathlon. At our school cross country he was 2nd to Sam Meecham and backed this up with a 4th placing at the South Zones.
Tom was a member of our Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 Basketball teams that won the South Zones and then were placed 2nd at the Canterbury champs. Tom is also a Canterbury Basketball rep. out of school time, making the U13 Canterbury team.
For Thursday sport Tom played Football and was in the winning Year 5/6 Thursday team that went on to win the Canterbury Tournament for the first time in Hillview history. Out of school, on Saturdays, Tom plays rugby for Sydenham and was captain and player of the year for his team.
Like Maddie, Tom was co-captain of our Year 6 Rippa Rugby team that won the South Zone tournament and then went on to win the Canterbury tournament and placed 8th at the Rippa World Cup in Wellington. Again, he was our top try scorer and led from the front.
At the school Athletic Sports, Tom qualified for all seven finals and then set an amazing five school records at the finals’ evening when winning six events, including a sensational 1000m record , edging out Sam Meecham. He placed second at the High Jump at the South Zones and then was the anchor for the winning 10 year old boys’ 4 x 50m relay team. At the Canterbury Champs he was 4th (on countback) in the High Jump, only 1cm off first, and he led his relay team to the final and third place.
Again, like Maddie, he was a member of our top Year 5/6 Cricket team, helping them qualify for the finals’ day but unfortunately was overseas for the final when the team won. Tom also made one of the Canterbury Year 6 cricket teams earlier in the year. What a sensational year!
Most Improved Sportsperson:Samuel Meecham
Sam has matured as a top athlete this year in his age group. Just last week he was placed 2nd in the Canterbury Schools’ 1000m for ten year olds (last year about 12th). In September Sam represented Canterbury in Cross Country and was a clear winner of the Inter-Regional Cross Country Championship in Blenheim (after placing 2nd last year in Hanmer). Later in the month he represented the Selwyn district in Football. Sam was a member of our Year 5/6 A Football team that were Thursday and then Canterbury Winter Tournament Champions in 2015.
Here is the report from the Canterbury Cricket newsletter released today…
Hillview crowned ChampionsHillview Christian School (pictured below) have been crowned Christchurch’s top primary school cricket team for 2015, winning the Superstar Cricket Trophy for the first time in their history.
The finals was also a first, in that it was played at Hagley Oval for the first time.
Hillview went through the preliminary rounds unbeaten in the finals on December 11 , accounting for Cotswold, Hoon Hay and St Albans in pool play.
They then went on to beat defending champions Waimairi in the final, 75 to 50.
In the 2nd XI grade, Paparoa Street Red defeated Elmwood in the final.
Have just heard that the Year 5/6 A Cricket team are in the grand final of the Superstar Cricket competition against Waimairi School at the Hagley Oval. They had a very close win in their last pool game to beat St. Albans and top the pool with an unbeaten record.
We have two Year 5/6 Cricket teams in the Superstar Cricket finals today organised by Canterbury Cricket. Both teams will get the chance to play on the Hagley Oval – very exciting. All the best to Mr Harrison and Mr Gardner and the teams.