As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to
St Peter’s College Sport in 2019.
We are very lucky to have such a supportive community, and your time and efforts are appreciated.
Term 1 2020 will be action packed with a variety of sporting opportunities on offer, so while you are enjoying your Xmas break please remember to incorporate some physical activity into your day. Not only will this make you feel good at the time, you will thank me for it on Monday 24th February, which is the date of our school Athletics.
Congratulations to Lauryn Pinckney who has been named in the Touch Southland U16 Girls Touch Squad that will travel to Auckland in February 2020 to compete in the Touch NZ Junior Nationals.
On Tuesday, November 26th our Year 9 students participated in a Junior Sports Day organised by Southland Secondary Schools’ Sport. There was a wide range of sports on offer, from pickleball to ice hockey. It was great to see our students giving their chosen sport a go and having such a great time.
Well done to Jack Abernethy, Ella King, Jordan King and Cruze Smith who represented Eastern at the Southland Primary School Golf Tournament which was held at the Drummond Golf Course recently. While the team didn't finish with a place on the podium, they certainly had fun trying.
Best of luck to Ethan Friend (Year 9) and Sophie Shallard (Year 11) who will be travelling to Wellington to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Track, Field and Road Championships. All the best!
Congratulations to MacLean Sharp (Year 10) who competed in the Croydon Hotel Triathlon last Sunday. MacLean competed in the 16 and under section and placed 2nd overall. MacLean also took out the Southland Junior Triathlon Championship Trophy. Well done MacLean!
On Friday, 22nd November our Year 7 and 8 students took part in a Swimming Festival to celebrate the completion of the MLT funded swimming lessons that they had been doing for the previous two weeks. To cater for the various abilities of our students we ran both competitive swimming events, and non-competitive events such as the doggy paddle. It was great to see the students giving the events a go and supporting their fellow students…. my ears are still ringing from the house relays! Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the students, and to all the staff who helped make this event a success.
Year 7 Boys Champion – Brayton Erskine
Year 7 Girls Champion – Ava Wiegersma
Year 8 Boys Champion – Daniel Kovarski
Year 8 Girls Champion – Ellie Haisman
Most House Points Competitive – McAuley
Year 7 Boys Champion – Porter Stevenson
Year 7 Girls Champion – Dada Chantaraviroj
Year 8 Boys Champion – Tane Tutty
Year 8 Girls Champion – Sophie Davis
Most House Points Non-Competitive – Finlay
Kathryn Pinckney – Sports Co-ordinator
To celebrate the end of the Year 7 & 8 swimming lessons, the St Peter's College Junior Swimming Festival will be held on Friday, 22nd November, from 1:30pm until 3:15pm. Parents/Caregivers welcome.