Newsletter 16 November 2023
From the principal
Mangakahia Cultural Festival
Last Thursday, one of our largest Kapa Haka groups over recent times, spent a wonderful day at
Mangakahia Cultural Festival. It was a very relaxed and whanau friendly event, with all of the school
mixing throughout the grounds, enjoying each other’s company and the food available. Each group
performed in the hall.
The Maungatapere Kapa Haka Roopu were very polished, passionate and noticeably strong in
numbers and volume. They looked spectacular in their kapa haka uniforms. This group should feel
really proud on the mahi and time preparing this year. To quote Miss Ruth: You do the mahi, you
get the treats. We were definitely treated as an audience. Well done, Brooke Hepi, Kimberly Ruth
and Matua Shane.
It was wonderful to see the children enjoying athletics rotations and giving events a go. Again, the
attitudes of the students were a standout to me. Our Y4 students, were great role models, patient
and supportive of the younger ones and participated in a junior designed event. In the past the Y4’s
students have competed with the senior school. This change was brought about by the Whangarei
Primary Schools Sports Association moving to Y5&6 and Y7&8 competitions.
I believe the highlight was the sprint races.
Y5/6 Surf Trip Today
At the beginning of the year the Y5/6 classes who travelled to Lonsdale Park for their camp, started
the surf activities with an external company. Unfortunately, the weather was not appropriate and
the decision was made to postpone. We have extensive safety planning procedures around EOTC,
and this shows the importance on making the right call on the day. Well done, Miss Ruth and team
and the external provider.
Today the group is gathering while I finish this newsletter, to head out to Sandy Bay for a day
developing surfing skills and gaining confidence in the water. Unfortunately for me, I have the
senior management team released and cannot attend. These surf days are a real highlight for
children, teachers and parents. Enjoy your day team.
Alexis Magee Rm 7 Commitment above and beyond to 'Make it happen'. You have outstanding artistic talents!
Jake George Rm 8 For his huge effort towards completing all Maths Buddy tasks! A wonderful example of developing work ethic.
George Dickson Rm 1 Amazing attitude towards his learning. By putting in the mahi he has gained the rewards in progress.
Chevarni Mitchell-Hanson Rm 6 For making her learning happen by being engaged in class discussions and sharing her ideas.
Senior Athletics Results
High Jump - 1st Evie Wright, 2nd Ella Luke, 3rd Rosa Dunham
Long Jump - 1st Rosa Dunham, 2nd Evie Wright, 3rd Ella Luke
Shotput - 1st Kahli Shelford, 2nd Evie Wright, 3rd Violet Fraser
Discus - 1st Khali Shelford, 2nd Ella Luke, 3rd Violet, Fraser
80m Sprint - 1st Evie Wright, 2nd Ella Watts, 3rd Ella Luke
100m Sprint - 1st Evie Wright, 2nd Ella Watts, 3rd Ella Luke
Year 5 Boys
High Jump - 1st Finn Young, 2nd Mason Chapman, 3rd Carter Andrews
Long Jump - 1st Taylor Parker, 2nd Mason Chapman, 3rd Makani Bowen-Gamlin
Shotput - 1st Mason Chapman, 2nd Makani Bowen-Gamlin, 3rd Kieran Kelly
Discus - 1st Mason Chapman, 2nd Carter Andrews, 3rd Makani Bowen-Gamlin
80m Sprint - 1st Mason Chapman, 2nd Matthew Taylor-Moore, 3rd Taylor Parker
100m Sprint - 1st Mason Chapman, 2nd Taylor Parker, 3rd Jake Morine
Year 6 Girls
High Jump - 1st Mia Ruawhare, 2nd Isi McGrath
Long Jump - 1st Emily Morgan, 2nd Isabella Kennedy, 3rd Ayla Wood
Shotput - 1st Emily Morgan, 2nd Felicity Tautari, 3rd Xanthe Wiseman
Discus - 1st Milla Workman, 2nd Xanthe Wiseman, 3rd Mia Ruawhare
80m Sprint - 1st Emily Morgan, 2nd Mia Ruawhare, 3rd Ayla Wood
100m Sprint - 1st Emily Morgan, 2nd Mia Ruawhare, 3rd Ayla Wood
Year 6 Boys
High Jump - 1st Jackson Leigh, 2nd Taniera Ross-Hill, 3rd Jake Graham
Long Jump - 1st Rylan Crompton, 2nd Taniera Ross-Hill, 3rd Jackson Leigh
Shotput - 1st Mason Tarawa, 2nd Jack Herbert, 3rd Jake Graham
Discus - 1st Jackson Leigh, 2nd Kayden Compaan, 3rd Billy Turner
80m Sprints - 1st Taniera Ross-Hill, 2nd Rylan Crompton, 3rd Kayden Brown
100m Sprint - 1st Taniera Ross-Hill, 2nd Rylan Crompton, 3rd Kayden Brown
Year 7 Girls
High Jump - 1st Hannah Brown, 2nd Lexus Wood
Long Jump - 1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Devon Neumann, 3rd Katie Holmes-Libbis
Shotput - 1st Arabella Chapman, 2nd Devon Neumann, 3rd Presley Cairns-Cowen
Discus - 1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Lexus Wood, 3rd Devon Neumann
100m Sprints - 1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Devon Neumann, 3rd Holly-Grace Duffy
200m Sprints - 1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Lexus Wood, 3rd Holly-Grace Duffy
Year 7 Boys
High Jump - 1st Nate Barrell, 2nd Equal Liam Robson & Selwyn Watson
Long Jump - 1st Nate Barrell, 2nd Lachlan Livingston, 3rd Liam Robson
Shotput - 1st Liam Robson, 2nd Mason Brown, 3rd Kaleb Cameron
Discus - 1st Nate Barrell, 2nd Liam Robson, 3rd Nathan Watts
100m Sprints - 1st Nate Barrell, 2nd Jake Butel, 3rd Lachlan Livingston
200m Sprints - 1st Lachlan Livingston, 2nd Jake Butel, 3rd Nate Barrell
Year 8 Girls
High Jump - 1st Lexie Jameson, 2nd Chloe Cliff, 3rd Ella Guitry
Long Jump - 1st Tilly Feary, 2nd Ella Guitry, 3rd Nicole Taft
Shotput - 1st Chloe Cliff, 2nd Eden Watson- Meyer, 3rd Tilly Feary
Discus - 1st Nicole Taft, 2nd Chloe Cliff, 3rd Tilly Feary
100m Sprint - 1st Lexie Jameson, 2nd Ella Guitry, 3rd Chloe Cliff
200m Sprint - 1st Lexie Jameson, 2nd Eden Watson- Meyer, 3rd Ella Guitry
Year 9 Boys
High Jump - 1st Xavier Kuidersma, 2nd equal Jackson Hart & Ben March
Long Jump - 1st Xavier Kuindersma, 2nd Jacob Oxford, 3rd Jackson Hart
Shotput - 1st Toby McNabb, 2rd Robbie Parata, 3rd Jackson Hart
Discus - 1st Toby McNabb, 2nd Robbis Parata, 3rd Jackson Hart
100m Sprint - 1st Xavier Kuindersma, 2nd Hunter Anson, 3rd Xander Tissink
200m Sprint - 1st Hunter Anson, 2nd Jacob Oxford, 3rd Xavier Kuindersma
Year 5/6 - 1st Room 14, 2nd Room 9, 3rd Room 13
Year 7/8 - 1st Room 8, 2nd Room 7, 3rd Room 6
1st Walkers & ASC, 2nd Carline, 3rd Whatitiri
Teachers vs Parents vs Year 8's
1st Year 8's, 2nd Teachers, 3rd Parents
There are lots of photos of this event on our Facebook page.
Whats coming up!
15 Nov Junior Athletics (Year 0 - 4)
16 Nov Year 5/6 Surf Trip
21 Nov Planting Day at Booths Farm - Rooms 1, 2 & 13
22 Nov WPSSA Year 7/8 Athletics
23 Nov Year 5/6 Sports Exchange with Maunu School (at Maungatapere School)
29 Nov WPSSA Year 5/6 Athletics
1 Dec Colour Run
7 Dec Pizza Day
8 Dec Year 8 Leavers Dinner
15 Dec School Disco
19 Dec Prizegiving and Last Day
Mountain View Rest Home
Celebrating past students
Adam King - Awarded Centennial Baton for All-Round Contribution to the School at WBHS.
Dillon Worsford - 2024 Prefect WBHS
Mikayla Carroll - New Zealand E Grade Ladies Champion - Squash AND Mangakahia Squash, Woman's Club Champion, taking out Hayley Taylor for the title.
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