Cross Country Rep. and Basketball Results

GWP_3953Cross Country Rep. – well done to Matthew Fairhall (Year 6) who has been selected in the Primary Sports Canterbury Cross Country team for 2016 to compete in Wellington at the end of September. Matthew’s brother, Latham, was a former captain of the hardest Canterbury to get into!

Sam Meecham (Y7) and Oliver Graves (Y8) race next Wednesday at the Roto Kohatu Reserve to see if they can gain selection in the top 10 in their races of 40 runners.

Basketballers 4th and 5th – our Year 5/6 Girls were 4th and the Boys were 5th at the Primary Sports Canterbury Indoor Tournament on Tuesday. Mr Harrison said both teams were very competitive and just missed out on finals places and the podium – a great effort by the girls with two Year 4 players in the team too!

Basketball Full results, click here: 5 6 BBall grids 16 rslts

Netball Reps and Basketball on Tuesday

Canterbury Netball Reps. – Congratulations to Maia Te Hae, Winnie Palamo and Hanna-Lise Manuel who have been selected in the Primary Sports Canterbury Year 7/8 Rep. Netball teams for 2016. This is an amazing achievement and to have three girls in the team from our school is a record and also the most of any school in Canterbury! A special mention also to Year 7 Madison Telea who made it to the last trial of 31 girls but narrowly missed being named in the final 20 girls to don the Red and Black uniform for 2016 (hopefully her time will come next year!).

Primary Sports Canterbury Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament – this is being held tomorrow at Pioneer Stadium and both our Boys and Girls’ teams have qualified. For a timetable of our games tomorrow (Tuesday 28 June), please click here: Yr 56 Basketball Draw 16

Netball and Cross Country Success

Netball Success

Well done to Maia Te Hae, Hanna-Lise Manuel, Winnie Palamo and Madie Telea for making it through to the LAST Year 7-8 Rep. Netball trial on Sunday

Cross Country Success

Well done to our Cross Country runners yesterday at the Canterbury Champs – all with excellent results:

1st Sam Meecham – Y7Boys (119 finishers)

12th Matthew Fairhall, 13th Duncan McCall and 17th Zachary Landers –  Y6 Boys (122 finishers)

12th Oliver Graves, 45th Joe Brown – Y8 Boys (115 finishers)

22nd Elliot Graves – Y5 Boys (121 finishers)

43rd Renee Mein – Y5 Girls (115 finishers)

Cross Country Relay Gold for Luke

Josiah Barnes and Luke Mitchell competed in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Rotorua in the weekend. In the Year 9 Boys’ race Luke was 38th and Josiah 154th against some very tough and fast competitors. On the Sunday Luke ran the last leg for the Canterbury Year 9 Boys’ team and was able to hold off the other provinces to earn Canterbury the Gold Medal – a fantastic achievement. Check out some photos below of our trip. There were about 1000 teenagers from all over NZ at the event.

Sports News 15.6.16

Netball Trialists: Congratulations to our four trialists – Winnie Palamo, Maia Te Hae, Hanna-Lise Manuel and Madison Telea who have made it into the third trial for the Primary Sports Canterbury Year 7/8 Rep. teams.

Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Rep.: Congratulations to Luke Mitchell for being named in the Canterbury Relay team for the NZ Secondary Schools’  Cross Country Relay Championships in Rotorua on Sunday. Luke and Josiah Barnes compete in the NZ Sec. Schools’ Cross Country Champs on Saturday first. Also – a big thanks to all who bought sausages to help with their trip!

Close loss for Year 6 Rippa Rugby Team: Coach Mr Norton writes – I was very proud of our Rippa team who played today and narrowly lost 10-9 to St. Martins, right on the whistle after 5 minutes of extra time. I know the team was gutted and so was I but they coped very well.

I think our attitude was summed up by Eva, who was helping me to pack up at the end, when she saw St. Martins were leaving she yelled out to them something like “ups to you St. Martins, well done!” – that was awesome.
Well done guys and thanks to those who came along to watch today – real drama on the sportsfield!
7th Place for Renee in Gymnastics
Renee Mein was 7th place out of 19 girls today in the Step 5 grade of the competitive gymnasts in the Primary Sports Canterbury Artistic Gym Champs today – well done Renee!
Primary Sports Canterbury Cross Country Champs next Wednesday 22 June
We have eight runners competing in this very competitive event next Wednesday at Halswell Quarry – for start times  and information, click here: preinfo xcountry 16 (1)
Year 0-4 XC (Cross Country) Challenge – 5.7.16
Please click here for a list of our team and a notice about this event that we are hosting soon: HCS Team Note Year 0-4 Cross Country Challenge 2016
Year 5/6 Badminton Club @ Hillview Gym
We are hoping to have a Year 5/6 (at this stage) Badminton Club in our gym on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30-4.30/5pm starting next term. If interested, please contact Tim Ford:



Basketball Success

The South Zone Year 5/6 Basketball tournament was held today at our gym. It was awesome to see so many school teams enjoying top class facilities for a super basketball tournament hosted by our school.

Both our Year 5/6 Girls and Boys made the finals and then won their games – well done to both teams who are now through to the Canterbury Champs on Tuesday 28 June at Pioneer Stadium.

Year 5/6 South Zone Basketball Tournament today -7.6.16

From Mr Harrison:

On Tuesday 7 June we have the annual Year 5/6 South Zone basketball tournament taking place in our school gym from 12.30pm to 3.00pm. The following children will be involved in this tournament.

Girls: Kavinah and Perez Lene, Marita Stocks, Ayla Prangell, Milly Harrison, Tessa Davis and Antonia Tinga

Boys: Levi Tamati, Noah Davis, Hayden van Vliet, Caspian Buxton, Maika Haremate, Eden Gillett, Tawanda Musoni, PJ Palamo, Henry Copeland and Noah Skinner (Reserve: Elliot Graves)

If either of our teams qualify from this tournament they will then play in the Canterbury finals day which will be held on Tuesday 28 June at Pioneer Stadium from 8.30am to 3.00pm.

The draw for the South Zone tournament on Tuesday 7 June is as follows:

Game 1:           Girls:  Thorrington vs Hillview                                   12.40pm

Game 2:           Boys:  Thorrington vs Hillview                                   12.52pm

Game 3:           Boys   Beckenham vs Opawa                                     1.04pm

Game 4:           Girls:   Beckenham vs Hillview                                    1.16pm

Game 5:           Boys:  Opawa vs Thorrington                                     1.28pm

Game 6:           Boys:  Beckenham vs Hillview                                    1.40pm

Game 7:           Girls:  Beckenham vs Thorrington                              1.52pm

Game 8:           Boys:  Thorrington vs Beckenham                              2.04pm

Game 9:           Boys:  Hillview vs Opawa                                             2.16pm

Game 10:         Girls:  Final                                                                    2.28pm

Game 11:         Boys:  Final                                                                   2.40pm