Swimming Success for Noor & Daniel


At the end of January, both Daniel (Y8) and Noor (Y8) were part of the Wharenui Swimming Club team that competed in Ashburton at the Canterbury West Coast Junior Swimming Championships.

Out of the eleven races that Daniel swam, he won eight gold medals and three silver medals. In the last race of the meet, he was part of the Wharenui Relay Team who convincingly broke the 12 and under Canterbury medley relay record. Noor achieved a 4th placing in two of her races and was also part of a medley team that was came 2nd in their race.

During the past weekend, they were once again in the water, competing at the New Zealand Junior Swimming Championships in Dunedin.

Daniel followed on from his success at both the Canterbury/West Coast Junior Swimming Championships and the CGS Swimming Sports, by winning ten gold medals in the eight individual and two relay races that he competed in, and was unbeaten at the meet. Daniel has now cemented his place as the best 12-year-old male swimmer in the South Island, and one of the best in New Zealand. Congratulations Daniel, what an amazing achievement.

Noor also continued swimming in fine form and was placed 4th & 6th, clocking her personal best times in her races. Well done Noor, another commendable effort.

2018 Girls' Swimming Sports - Finals


A very exciting and colourful day saw the Girls' Swimming eagerly contested. Hart House started strongly and never let up. They eventually won comfortably while Connon and Mullan had a close contest all day. Although no records were broken, there were plenty of personal best records set.   The overall strength of the Y8 swimmers saw them dominate the staff v Y8 Pupils v Parents race with the staff finishing in third place. Maybe next year ....   Please follow the link below for the official results which can be found under Sports>Swimming>Swimming Finals>Swimming Results   Girls' School Swimming Finals - Results  

Congratulations Georgie



Speech NZ are awarding Georgie a special certificate in recognition of her talk on sign language that she presented for her Oral Communication Assessment last month.  Mrs Pam Logan, who assessed the pupils, was very impressed with Georgie for not only presenting a well-planned speech, but also for using sign language!   Mrs Logan wrote in her report: "One talk on sign language totally exceeded expectations for Advanced Intro, both in content and in delivery in two languages!".  Georgie's certificate will be sent to Mrs Durkin and hopefully presented to her at the first Principal's assembly of 2018.

Y4 Camp at Halkett


Bubbling with excitement, Y4 boarded a bus last Thursday for their long-awaited overnight camp.   First stop was Lyttelton Harbour where we set off on a Qualil Island adventure. After a morning tea consisting of delicious home baking, we set off for a vigorous walk around the island, finished off with a lunch and play on the beach before departing back to the mainland.   We then headed to our campsite at the old Halkett School grounds and set up our tents for the night. Everyone enjoyed playing ‘All-in Tag’ on the huge field followed by an impromptu ‘PJ Party’ that involved playing outdoor games (including cricket and rugby) in PJs! After a scrumptious BBQ dinner, we toasted marshmallows and sang campfire songs. Completely exhausted, it did not take long for everyone to fall asleep.    On Friday, we woke bright and early and had the camp packed up by 7.30am! Following several rounds of tug-of-war, we set off to Orana Park where we were delighted to be the first members of the public to see the orangutans that had just arrived from Auckland that morning.   It was a fantastic two days and everyone can’t wait to go on camp again in Y5! Some comments from some of our Y4 pupils:   'I liked going to Quail Island and looking for everything in the booklet.' (Albertine)   'I loved marching around camp in our PJs and shouting out 'PJ Party!' (Kiri)   'I liked playing 'All-in Tag' because it was fun spending time all together.' (Millie)   'I liked going to Quail Island because I enjoyed keeping up with Steve's group and playing around in the long grass.' (Daniel)   'I liked EVERYTHING ... except getting only three hours sleep at night.' (Sergey)   'I liked the food because it was yummy.' (Zach)  

Interschool Tennis v STAC


On Thursday 23 November it was a perfect day for tennis at the Hagley Club.   We had twelve pupils representing Grammar (7 boys / 6 girls). The first matches were mixed doubles, giving the players the opportunity to experience the social side to tennis, and make arrangements for the Y8 Dance later that evening!!   Perhaps now surprisingly, the result was a draw with three matches won by each school. The singles was a hard fought battle, with warm temperatures and long competitive rallies taking a toll on the players.  STAC took out the win with eight matches to four, but everyone played some exceptional tennis.   It was a great experience and the tennis played was in good spirit, resulting in a well-deserved ice cream on the walk back.

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Christchurch 8140