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I would like to congratulate our amazing Heaton athletes who took part in the 2016 NZCT Aims Games Championships in Tauranga. With over 9300 students taking part from 281 schools, the Aims Games has become an immense tournament experience. We are so proud of the way our students represented our community, and want to recognise their fantastic results.
Our tournament squad consisted of a Girls’ 11-a-side Hockey team, Boys’ Basketball team and 9 individual athletes that took part in BMX, Tennis, Cross Country and Multi-Sport. We would like to acknowledge all of our team’s achievements, work ethic and the spirit in which they participated.
We are delighted to be able to congratulate our three silver medal winners!
· Rosa Blake – Multisport
· Paris Carroll – Cross Country
· Girls Hockey Team
I would also like to take this opportunity to recognise our dedicated coaches and managers for all that they have done to help make this tournament possible. Your guidance and support was unwavering and our students were very lucky to have you in their corner. Thank you Mrs Dore, Mr Robinson, Kate Trolove and Jane Newton
For a full list of results and pictures, please visit our Heaton
Thursday 11th of August, the 2016 Heaton International Food Fest took place on the basketball court. There were many different stalls offering food/drinks from countries such as Japan, Niue, America, Pakistan, Scotland, Thailand, England, New Zealand, Germany, Russia and many more.
Our aim this year was to get students to experience and explore the different cultural foods, and this was a great success. Some of the food on offer included Russian Sausage Rolls, sushi, Cassava Pancakes, pretzals, stroopwafels, Scottish crumpets, mock Sangria, Mango Lassi’s, Swedish cake and fresh Spring rolls!
Despite the strong wind, many students turned up to try different foods from different cultures they had never tried before. It was great to see parents and family who came down to help and take part. There were many new cultures that were discovered and we can’t wait for next year’s International Food Fest. Thank you to all students and staff who participated, especially those who took the time and effort to set up the stalls and organise the event.
Emily (Room 15)
Cultural Club Leader
On Monday, two teams for Heaton participated in a Christchurch tournament for the sport Korfball. We had a range of twelve teams from eight schools that participated in this event. All teams did very well.
Our second team (Heaton 2) had an unlucky tournament and they unfortunately ended in last position, but played very well and pushed their opponents. Where our first team (Heaton 1) had outstanding performances that put them into the final. The final was very intense with every second counting. Sadly the Heaton team came out on the underside of this game with only three points in it. Mind you Kirkwood were a very good team and put up a fight. To wrap things up I would like to congratulate all of the teams for their phenomenal sportsmanship and teamwork.
A huge congratulations to Holly Jackson and Mitchell McMillan who got in the tournament team that was announced at the end of the day. This team is made up of four boys and four girls from all schools that played incredibly during the games. They don’t do anything together but it is an honor to be in that team.
Lastly I hope that all of the players
The Open Night was a huge success as we welcomed to our school over 500 parents and potential students. All aspects of life and learning at Heaton were on show from Outdoor Education to eLearning and Technology. The Performing Arts Centre had a constant rotation of musical performances. Mrs Knight gave her 2 addresses in the Hall to capacity audiences. With over 150 current students helping on the night our guests certainly had an excellent opportunity to find out about our school first hand.
If any prospective parents would like to see the school in action during school hours please contact the office and we can arrange a tour for you. Enrolments close on Friday 26 August.
This month saw us celebrate Heaton’s 6th year of commitment to Fair Trade with our annual art exhibition at Trade Aid Merivale. We were also joined by Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, as they celebrated their first year as a Fair Trade School. A number of joint art workshops were held where we shared skills and developed our ideas for a body of work to be exhibited. These were huge fun
An initiative this year, by Art Extension, was to introduce a poetry competition. A selection of the best entries became art works in their own right.
Last week Art Extension led our assembly as the Fairtrade Poetry Prizes were handed out, poems read, a rap performed and a slide show of work and students helping on World Fair Trade Day was watched.
Below is the link to this slideshow. The music is by kind permission of Gareth Davies-Jones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHfQurBD2wQ
Gaylis, the shop manager from Trade Aid Merivale, came to hand out the prize winners’ certificates. She spoke about how honoured and grateful Trade Aid was to have Heaton students involved in World Fair Day. Gaylis also commented on how many members of the public had been overwhelmed by the