We have had another very busy term with our sports teams, with many having the opportunity to participate in inter-school sports competitions. As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children, parents, and teachers who so actively support our teams in either coaching, managing or spectator capacity.

What the Experts are saying-“Active kids are happier adults”-By Michelle Barrington

From https://kidspot.co.nz

Physical activities foster a healthy body and mind and importantly strengthen the relationship parents have with their children as they enter the teenage years.

Your role in your child’s life is just as significant and important as when they were younger. As at any point of developmental change, a child will look to their parents — the people with whom they have the strongest bond — for help, inspiration, and role modelling.

Value of physical activity

Through physical activities, kids learn to set goals, meet challenges, teamwork, sportsmanship, and the value of practising.

Even if your child finds sport too competitive or is disinterested, it helps to know that most children are not ready for competitive leagues or tough competition until the age of 12. Some associations have non-competitive leagues and some programmes do not keep score or have social games instead.

Help them find what they love!

Find the right mix of activities for your child – perhaps your child doesn’t have the hand-eye coordination for tennis, but they have the perfect build and aptitude for swimming, or they are interested in cycling? Just like adult’s children need the right sport matched to their ability and interests. Some children are still scared of the ball and may need coaching from you with passing or kicking skills.

The key to raising enthusiastic participants in physical activities is keeping the pressure off children and finding the right physical activity. All the encouragement and effort will pay off when your child develops a positive healthy attitude towards fitness that lasts them a lifetime.

To read more from this article by Michelle Barrington go to https://kidspot.co.nz/school-age/active-kids-happier-adults/

Junior Cross Country

The Junior School Cross Country allowed the tamariki to show determination and the growth in their stamina and perseverance. Our course had several very muddy, slippery sections which proved a challenge and opportunity for our akonga to demonstrate resilience, to get up and keep on trying. Determined to do the best they could, ensured results to be proud of, for everyone. As we have seen in previous years, the support for one another and sportsmanship was outstanding.

We were lucky enough to have the fabulous students from Room 19 to take on leadership roles in marshalling and warming up the runners. They were enthusiastic and encouraging of every child.  I am very appreciative of the way they keenly took on their jobs and carried them out diligently. It was fabulous to have so many parents and whanau supporting all the children and we thank you for joining us for the day. Congratulations to all!

Steph Masefield (Junior School Cross Country Coordinator)

Senior School Cross Country

We were incredibly lucky after so much rain to have had such a stunning day for this school-wide event! Children in all age groups competed in races of varying lengths around the school grounds. The course certainly provided its challenges with everyone tackling them full on! Each age group produced its stars. See all results at the end of this newsletter. All children showed increased fitness levels as a result of the classroom training programmes leading up to the event and most would have felt proud of their achievements on the day.

A special thank you to our support staff who were marshals, parent supporters and the Junior school children and their teachers who were positioned around the course. Your encouragement and cheering the students on during their races was very much appreciated.

The first six place getters in the eight to ten age groups went on to compete in the Northern Bays Cross-Country Event at Long Bay Regional Park. This involved ten other schools. All our runners on the day can feel proud to have represented our school at this top-level event!  Many thanks to all our parent supporters and volunteers who helped on the day.

Michaela Nicol (Teacher in Charge of School Sports Events)

Netball Field Day

Last Wednesday on the 23rd of June, two year six netball teams went to Netball North Harbour to compete in a tournament, including over ten schools in each grade. Both teams managed to make it into the semi-finals. Glamorgan Flames, (Team 1) won their first four games but unfortunately lost to St. Johns by two in the semis. Glamorgan Firecrackers, (Team 2) won one out of four games but still managed to make it to the semis. They were unlucky in their last game losing to Browns Bay. Overall, both teams played their best and showed responsibility, teamwork and leadership.

Matilda and Lucia

Term 3 Events

Northern Bay Cluster Winter Sports Day

Basketball/Mini Ball

Junior and Senior Netball

Rippa Rugby Tournaments


Football Tournament (Yr5-6)

Once again, a huge thank you to all the staff, parents, and coaches who volunteer their time to give our students so many wonderful sporting opportunities. I also wish the very best to our teams and athletes with their Term 3 games and events.

Michaela Nicol (Teacher in Charge of School Sports Events)

Junior Cross-Country Results 2021

1st 2nd 3rd
5  Year Girls     Ariana Lao Alicia Nosenko Ariana Pearce
5  Year Boys    Jackson Neal River Brown Xavier Evans
6  Year Girls    Melissa Kinzel Sophie Voight Antonella Da Silva Sa
6  Year Boys    Ashton Evans Morin Zhang Xavier Power
7  Year Girls    Zara Poland Thea Wall Camryn Le Maitre  Charlie Dawson
7  Year Boys    Dominik Arciszewski Mikah Brown Carter Murray

Senior School Cross-Country Results 2021 Northern Bays Cross-Country Team

1st  2nd 3rd  4th  5th  6th
8 Year Girls Isla Griffiths Georgina Resoli  Casey Donald Statyne Rameka Mayla Bolton Ivy-Jane Davis-Muru
8 Year Boys  Lukas Lynch Josẻ Biscaysaqu Jacques Jacobs Cooper Armstrong Dominic Bishop  Tristan Hand
9 Year Girls Harriet Boyens Lina Lang Frankie McNaughton-Smale Bailey Le Maitre Esther Cordtz Emilia Reynolds-Capel
9 Year Boys Tyler Poland Hendrix Taylor Ryker Goodman Alex Wirtenberger Alex Thorley August Xiao
10 Year Girls Isla Elley Louise Clarke Lucia Sanna Taiya Van Dyk Zayah Rameka Elesha Angus
10 Year Boys Caleb Field Ethan Radford Logan Donald Kieran Fish Max Hall Levi Bunn