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Our Heaton Girls’ 1st XI produced outstanding performances in this years T20 tournament in Lincoln, and have been crowned National Cricket Champions for the third time in four years. From the first over to the last, our girls’ demonstrated great consistency, concentration and technique. Their months of hard work and preparation were certainly rewarded with a perfect five wins from five matches. Congratulations to all of our students for a wonderful season and a huge thank you to our coach Barry for his hard work and efforts this year. To access a tournament report please visit the Heaton Sports Blog
A huge congratulations to all of our Heaton Athletics Team who travelled to Ashburton, to compete in the Intermediate Schools’ Athletics Competition. Our 63 athletes displayed an absolutely suburb team spirit, supporting each other throughout the day and demonstrating wonderful sportsmanship to our fellow competitors. I would like to thank all of our parent community who travelled to cheer on our team, and Mr Smith and Mrs Dore for their amazing support!
New Intermediates Records
A special mention to our two athletes who smashed Intermediates’ records during this event:
Rosa B – 1500m (Original Record – 5:23.55, New Record – 5:15.01)
Neve M – 800m (Original Record – 2:38.70, New Record – 2:33.00)
For a full list of team results please visit the Heaton Sports Blog
Congratulations to our Y7 team who competed and gained 1st place at the recent Christ’s College Y7 Science Competition.
Our team took part in three practical challenges in the areas of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
Biology proved to be the most difficult challenge with the team having to find and identify stream invertebrates. The team pulled back the points by identifying a unknown chemical in the Chemistry lab and accurately estimated buoyancy during the Physics challenge to secure a narrow win overall.
Together with the winner’s trophy, our students won a book, DVD and a digital microscope.
Our thanks to Christ’s College for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a well run event.
more details of the competition can be found on the front page of the Christ’s College website www.christscollege.com
Recently, forty Heaton students took part in our annual
tennis championships at The Elmwood Tennis Club. All
participants produced an excellent standard of play and
demonstrated great sportsmanship. I would like to
congratulate our male and female champions for 2015:
William B (Year 8)
Jade F (Year 7)
A huge thank you to the Elmwood Tennis Club for providing
us with their facilities and to Hukaatai for his support and
Congratulations to students involved in the National Jump Jam Competition last weekend. Heaton entered 2 teams and the Strictly Jump Jam team finished in the top 6 of their competition while the Challenge group came an outstanding 2nd in the top section. A huge thank you to Kirsty-Lee for the time and effort she put in. Thanks to Mrs Halligan for making this all possible with her amazing management skills and to Beef for choreographing our dances. For a full report please click on the link. Jump Jam Report by Sophie and Triny
Throughout this year, we have been working on an entry for the 2015 Canterbury/Westland Science Fair. The aim of our research was to determine the best method of drying firewood to ensure that it burns in a clean way.
The fair itself was an interesting and exciting experience. Riccarton High’s hall was packed with budding innovators, scientists and inventors. We saw many impressive ideas on show as we waited for the judges, who interviewed us on the results of our experiment.
Nearing the end of the two hour exhibition, an Environment Canterbury representative came to inform us that we had won a prize, to be awarded at the prizegiving the following Tuesday.
On Tuesday 22nd September, the prizes from the Canterbury Science Fair were awarded. Our project won:
- Best application of a scientific method (from the University of Canterbury)
- First place junior project (from ECAN)
- First place in year 8 overall (from the Science Fair)
By gaining First place in the junior Environment Canterbury category, we also had the opportunity to present our findings to their commissioners for the chance to win the overall Wrybill trophy. Unfortunately we did not win the trophy but we were glad to have the