Saturday, 24 May 2014

Netball fever

Its that time of year again...Winter? No netball. Our senior school are preparing three teams to enter the Tamaki Zone netball tournament which will be held on the 4th of June 2014. The competition will be tough and we are training very hard. Some of our players have played netball before and some are beginners but we will make sure we are all ready by tournament day.

Thank you to our coaches who are supporting us by training us and organising our teams. 
Mrs Tofa - Year 7 & 8
Miss Maruariki -Year 6
Mrs Furivai and Miss Atuahiva - Year 5

All teams are mixed with boys and girls. 

All the best everyone!

Monday, 19 May 2014


Wednesday 14 May was when we walked down to Pt Englard Reserve to take part in the Tamaki inter-school orienteering competition. We had a team of 20 students. We left our school by foot at 9.15 am hoping to arrive at the venue before 10 am. We arrived at exactly 10 am and quickly settled into our year levels. 

The competition was well set out. We saw some markers on our way to the park and had a fair idea of how far we had to run. Each year level started at different times and very member of each team had a different course to run. 

Our team did very well. All members finished at different times and all had fun running the course. Some members of our team ran together because they had the same course. The rain did not stop the event and all students seemed to enjoy running in the rain. 

At the end of the event, the rain was heavier and the wind was very strong. Luckily for us Pt England school offered to transport us by their school van. An offer we gladly accepted. 

We had fun representing our school and congratulations to all participants of the day. 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Softball tournament

On Wednesday the 23 of February, two teams from our school travelled to the Auckland War Memorial grounds to represent our school in the Auckland Interzone Softball Tournament. 

The day was fine, partly cloudy with rain due to fall in the afternoon but that did not stop the excitement and anticipation of players from all schools. The weather was perfect to spend the day outdoors.

When we arrived, the field was like a rainbow of colours with different schools setting up their equipment and doing some last minute training. We quickly found ourselves a spot and put our gear down. We then decided to practice our throwing and fielding skills and joined the others schools on the field. 

Our two teams were a mixed Year 6 team and also a mixed Year 7&8 team. Our supervising teachers were Mrs Tofa and Miss Maruariki. The Year 7&8 team played three games. They lost the game against Glen Innes Primary and Sylvia Park School and won their game against St Patrick's School. The Year 6 team won all three pool games and had to play against Tamaki Primary in the semi finals which they won too. The final game was played between Glenbrae School and Pt England school. Pt England school won that match by three home runs and we had to settle for 2nd place. 

Congratulations to the Year 6 team for their success at the tournament and well done to all the students who represented our school at the softball tournament.