Principal's Comment

Posted Thursday October 19, 2023

Kia ora e te whanau

On Tuesday the Cultural, Sports and Service Blues Awards took place, and it was a fantastic assembly where our young people’s successes and achievements in these arenas were recognised and celebrated. A huge thank you to our Sports and Arts Departments and their support crews for the organisation and running of the day. Congratulations to all of our students and a big thank you goes out to all who have participated and contributed to their accomplishments.

Our young people got out on the sports fields, courts, and stages and they have not only enjoyed themselves, but have represented our college with pride. Time and time again I have seen our athletes and performers compete fiercely, but fairly, with courage and determination to succeed, yet with compassion and integrity.

Being active, being committed to your extra curricula activities, either as an individual or in a team, gives our students all so many opportunities to grow and develop as individuals. The skills gained are wide and varied, and include being able to make a commitment, developing positive communication skills, being able to work in a team and make new connections and friendships, learning how to balance their time between school work, training, household chores, part-time jobs, rest and recreation, and through all of this, they develop and grow their ability to be resilient.

To our parents, whanau and supporters – thank you. Many of you have been involved in sport, the Arts and service here at St Peter’s College, from managing or coaching to supporting, transporting, feeding, supplying and washing uniforms and equipment, and much more. Without your support, guidance and involvement, your child’s endeavours and successes that were celebrated on Tuesday would not have been possible.

Here is our full list of Blues Awards recipients- once again, congratulations on your excellent achievements:

Sports Blues:
Dixie-Leigh Burr - Rugby
Lauryn Pinckney - Rugby
Sophie Aynsley - Hockey
James Mackereth - Hockey
Connor Sharp - Cricket and Hockey
Emma Shanks - Hockey
Conroy Crenshaw - Rugby
Ryan Davers - Rugby
Ella King - Basketball
George Hedley - Hockey
Rachael Miller - Netball
Maegan Davis - Netball and Athletics
Austyn Turnbull - Rugby
Jake Evans - Rugby
Luca Patching - Rugby
Ashton Wadsworth - Football
Finn Hellyer-Waihape - Ice Hockey

Performing Arts Blues:
Daniel Kovarski - Piano, Bishop’s Shield and Production
Rachael Miller - Bishop’s Shield and Singing
Samantha Marsh - Dance

Service Blues:
Shanae Allen - Netball Coaching
Dixie-Leigh Burr - Kapa Haka
Meg Clarkson - Kapa Haka
Molly Gray - Speech, Drama and Bishop’s Shield
George Hedley - Hockey Coaching
James Mackereth - Hockey Coaching
Eve McKenzie - Netball Umpiring
Rachael Miller - Kapa Haka
Connor Swain - Basketball Coaching
Ruby Miller - Singing and Production
Shiya Roger - Kapa Haka
Connor Sharp - Hockey Coaching
Emma Shanks - Hockey Coaching and Umpiring
Austyn Turnbull - Pipe Band