Our team of 14 swimmers travelled to the Taupo Swimming pool last Friday 6th April for the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Swimming Championships. All of our students competed extremely well, especially those who competed at the secondary schools event for the first time. The following students were outstanding and finished top 3 in their individual events. Ella Hoskin 2nd open 200m Freestyle, 1st 50m Butterfly, 2nd 100m Freestyle; Cory Hirst 2nd 200m IM, 2nd 50m Breaststroke, 1st 50m Backstroke; Jack Daines 3rd 50m Butterfly, 1st 50m Freestyle, 2nd 100m Freestyle; 2nd 100m IM, 2nd 50m Backstroke. Our relay teams continued to do well again this year with the intermediate girls finishing 2nd in the 200m medley and 1st in the 200m freestyle. The Senior Boys finished 2nd in the 200m Medley and 3rd in the 200m Freestyle and the senior girls finished 3rd in the 200m Freestyle with an awesome young year 9 swimming for them. Overall the small team we had this year competed extremely well and as a school finished 4th.

White Water Kayaking:
This year we had three students head down South to the National Secondary Schools White Water Kayaking champs. Ashton Blair, Josh Copeman and Jacob Guccione all competed extremely well to finish 2nd in the C2 u18 men’s teams race. Ashton also finished 2nd in the C2 u14 men’s race and 1st in the C1 u14 race. Congratulations to these boys for their awesome success at a National event.

Congratulations to Paige Mellsop who was named in the girls super seven at the National Volleyball champs during Summer Tournament week. There were over 90 girl’s teams at the Nationals and Paige was selected in what is the best 7 players (based on positions) at the tournament.

Congratulations to John Heo and Martin Choi who played at the National Softball champs over the weekend in the Tauranga u13 team finishing in 3rd place.  

We have two outstanding students who broke records at the School Athletics this year. Jade Stafford with the double and Jess Davie breaking one. Jade is an outstanding athlete and broke the record in the 1500m and the 3000m. Jess also a very good athlete in the field, breaking the Discus record. The following students finished as champions in their age groups.
Junior Girls – Kiana Rae
Junior Boys – Heath Potton
Intermediate Girls – Jess Davie
Intermediate Boys –Dennis Magezi
Senior Girls – Makaylah Rae
Senior Boys – Jade Stafford, Logan Smith & Jacob Grant







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