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Fifty Heaton students recently travelled to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre to compete in the annual Inter-Intermediates Swimming Gala. We are extremely proud of all of our athletes for putting in such a huge effort. A big thank you to our teachers and parent helpers for braving the cold, early start and supporting our team. We are extremely happy to recognise the following brilliant individual performances, who finished in the top 3 in their respective races:
- 1st: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Sienna M
- 1st: Girls 50m Backstroke (Yr.8) – Paige B
- 1st: Boys Open 100m Individual Medley – Wills G
- 2nd: Boys 50m Backstroke (Yr.8) – Wills G
- 2nd: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Paige A
- 2nd: Girls 50m Breaststroke (Yr.8) – Ngaio S
- 2nd: Boys 50m Breaststroke (Yr.8) – Isaac A
- 2nd: Girls 25m Backstroke (Yr.7) – Emily I
- 3rd: Girls 25m Freestyle (Yr.8) – Lucy M
- 3rd: Boys 50m Butterfly (Yr.8) – Wills G
- 3rd: Girls 25m Breaststroke (Yr.7) – Emily I
Our Heaton girls’ were lucky enough to receive four lunchtime cricket development sessions from Rachel Candy and Frances MacKay, two of the Canterbury Magicians stars! A finals day, held at Hagley Oval gave our students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a 6 a side, fast paced, modified tournament.
Recount written by Pippa and Emalia
I struggle up the steep hill, my first view of the Hagley Oval Shoots a tingle up my spine. Loud pop music fills my ears and I see the flat oval filled with small different cricket pitches. From then on I knew this day would be great.
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