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Congratulations to the Heaton Normal Intermediate Rugby A Team.
The team of 22, played 11 games, won 9, only losing to the team we beat in the grand final.
A highlight of the season was winning the A grade Interschool Intermediate competition with 442 points for and 151 points against. Another grand achievement for the team was winning the Intermediate Schools Challenge Shield.
The team gelled together well and the overall success of the team was based around a total team game plan with our small forward pack consistently competing against larger packs to supply our electric backline with the ball needed to score over 90% of the teams tries.
The boys were a pleasure to coach while also proving their maturity through their leadership and behaviour – both on and off the park.
Congratulations to Bailey, Ollie, Henry and Truce upon their selection for the Canterbury Metro Primary Schools teams.
A special thank you to Kim Browne for refereeing our games. Also for the sideline support of our parents who cheered for our great team each week.
I take great pride from what the team has achieved this year and look forward to watching with interest how each team
The Athlete’s Foot Northlands and Riccarton have been extremely supportive of our school community once again! Mr Simon Rells (Regional Sales and Training Manager) visited Heaton recently to speak with our students and to make a wonderful donation of $860. This money will be used to purchase equipment and provide sporting opportunities for our students. Athlete’s foot accumulate money for each pair of school or sports shoes purchased from pupils that attend Heaton. If the shoes are purchased during the key period of January-April they also offer a voucher to the pupil at the time of purchase for $20 off their next pair of sports shoes. We are incredibly appreciative and would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon and his team for their continued support.
(Photo of Simon with the Rm 3 and 4 Sports Leaders )
On Monday night, 22nd June, Heaton had its first Music Appreciation Concert for this year. These concerts are all about showcasing what our music and dance students have been working on so far this year at Heaton and to give them an opportunity to perform in front of an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. We had nearly 100 music and dance students perform with items from the Heaton Orchestra, String Orchestra, some guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and violin students, the Heaton Chorale and the year 7 and 8 Dance groups. It was a very miserable night outside and it was wonderful to see so many friends and family in the audience supporting our students.
Five brave Heaton fencers recently took part in the Canterbury School’s Fencing Championship. They were brave because they had only been fencing for a few weeks. Fortunately there was a section for 1st year fencers and although most of the other fencers in this section started at the beginning of the year, our fencers did very well.
Jayden Rm 9 was 4th in the U14 Boys Foil
Sophie Rm 12 was 4th in the U14 Girls Foil
Lucas Rm 14 was 2nd in the U11 Mixed Foil
Te Koha Rm 14 was 1st in the U11 Mixed Foil
Aedyn Rm 14 fenced last year and competed in the U13 Boys Championship Foil. He came a very creditable 8th.
All our fencers scored points in their bouts and I am proud of their achievements and sportsmanship.
Diane Swain (Coach)
The Scholastic Book Fair was held from 15 – 19 June in the Learning Resource Centre. Activities included two extremely popular events – the book character dress-up day and the “Reading with the Stars” evening. This year the amazing sales taking was $7953.00, which definitely shows our students’ passion for reading and books. Many new and exciting books have been purchased from the commission, most of which will go to the LRC for all students to borrow, but classrooms, Learning Support, and ESOL will also receive books for their own collections.