This year we were lucky enough to use Ngā Puna Wai, the newest Christchurch Sports Hub which has only just opened, for our whole school Athletics event. Many of our students excelled in this event and school records were broken!

This day is not only about competing in the physical events of athletics for our students, but this day is also about house spirit and pride and all about coming together to support and encourage each other.  This was seen in many forms on Athletics Day in the cheering of athletes who win races, but also the encouragement for those participating to never give up.

This day is when our house leaders step up into their leadership roles and when we see our students live out our school values, in particular, whanaungatanga and turangawaewae, meaning a place to stand and a sense of belonging and interconnectedness which is their positive relationships with one another. 

I would like to congratulate all of our students who took part in our school athletics this year and thank you all for displaying our school motto,  Wha̅ia Te Iti Kahurangi, Personal Best Nothing Less. 

A special congratulations to those who competed to a high level including those who placed in the top three for their age groups (results below) and to those qualified to represent Hillmorton High School in the Canterbury Athletics Event coming up. 

Male Results Seniors:

1st Cameron Rean 

2nd Isiah Kouka-Albert 

3rd Suli Maka 

U16: 

1st Tim Adams 

2nd Patrick Cameron 

3rd Lochlan Keeley 

U15: 

1st Mutu Taia 

2nd Matt Bloomfield 

3rd Joseph Trick 

U14: 

1st Franco Vercueil 

2nd Daniel Heyman 

3rd Luke Van Barneveld 

Year 8: 

1st  Otis Holland

2nd Jack Simpson 

3rd Louie Nikau 

Year 7: 

1st Louis Wilson 

2nd Jacob-Lee Simpson 

3rd Cadell Durdin 

Female Results Seniors: 

1st Elisabeth Findlay 

2nd Aneska Heidemueller 

3rd Alisha Bedggood 

U16: 

1st Kate Rich 

2nd Olivia Gobbie 

3rd Samantha Dryden 

U15:

1st Xanthe Simpson 

2nd Lynnette Sakaria 

3rd: Keilia Toailoa

U14: 

1st Paige Francis 

2nd Equal Mary Zonneveld 

2nd Equal Ruby Friedel 

2nd Equal Sophia Brittenden 

3rd Zoe Dryden 

Year 8: 

1st Mihana Hof 

2nd Courtney Carson

3rd Aliyah Biddle-Enright 

Year 7: 

1st Marietta Men 

2nd Rihannon Mayers 

3rd Alyssa Buchan 

Well done to these competitors and good luck to those competing in the Canterbury Championships on the 19th March 2019. 

– Gabby Thomas 

By Gabby Thomas

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