Specsaver gave the opportunity for some our students to have free eye examinations. We thank Specsavers Papakura for doing this.
This Sports Camp Team went down in history as the only team from Manurewa Intermediate to ever win the Elite Camp. This is the top division where they competed against the top 8 intermediates in North Island for the title which is an accumulation of points in over 30 different sports. Students have to be well versed in a variety of sports to take the title and the team prepared themselves well. This is an example of where commitment, hard-work, dedication and the right attitude can be the key to success. These students athletes will continue with their homework club every Wednesday after school and they realise the importance of academics to form a well rounded Student-Athlete. Next up on the calendar are the AIMS games and a bunch of Zone-Sport Competitions. #StayFocussed #StayHumble #BeAtSchoolEveryDay
36 of our amazing students had the very cool experience of going to Wero Whitewater Park. The weather was fantastic and the instructors were absolutely superb demonstrating safety as their number one priority at all times. Our students were safe risk takers and demonstrated resilience and perseverance. A massive thanks to Wero for providing this awesome opportunity for our students! Thank you also to Miss Brook, Mr K and our parent helpers who came along as well.
Congratualtions to the M.I. Basketball Girls Team for taking out the Team of the Year Award and Thomas Bartlett who collected the Coach of the Year Award.
Two terms of hard work and dedication enabled the girls to learn a lot of values through a team sport.🏀 The girls went through unbeaten this year. That is an unbelievable achievement in a sport that is the second most popular sport in New Zealand behind Netball with Rugby now in third spot. It is expected to be the most popular sport by 2020 in New Zealand if current trends continue. M.I. came out of nowhere to be the best school in Auckland! Maybe NZ?
Zone Tournament Scores:
20-8 Vs St Anne’s WIN
40-6 Vs North Counties WIN
30-10 Vs Rosehill WIN
Semi Final 25-7 Vs Pukekohe WIN
Final 32-11 Vs Clendon Park WIN
The girls then went to the Auckland Champs to compete against the best eight schools in the Auckland Area. The girls also continued to work hard attending many more trainings to make sure their defence was at its best which would lead to instant offence at their next tournament. The girls were nervous in the lead up but gradually gained more confidence as the tournament progressed. Mental toughness was the key to their success.
Auckland Championship Tournament:
Round Play Results:
M.I. vs Baradene 27-25 Win
M.I. vs St Marys 19-15 Win
M.I. vs Murrays Bay 26-23 Win
M.I. vs View Road 18-12 Win
M.I. vs South Auckland SDA School 34-14 Win
M.I. vs Glen Eden 38-17 Win
These girls now become the first team from Manurewa to ever win the competition beating many of the teams on their journey who performed well at AIMS games, which is the Nationals tournament for Intermediate Teams. The commitment and coachability shown from these players got them to where they are and the whanau support was unbelievable. In the end these players were selected on their humility, commitment to school, work ethic and ability to work as a collective. There is no ‘I’ in team and these girls laid it all on the line for each other.
The way these girls showed composure with big crowds was outstanding and showed their growth through the year.
We farewell our Year 8s who set the platform for our Year 7s this year. A special group who learnt a lot from each other.
10 Specialist Coaches taking Sport after school today. A typical day at M.I. learning values through sport. Sometimes we forget that we have such dedicated staff to challenge our tamariki and take them to the next level. #ComeToMI
Our school team competes in the Auckland League club competition. They are doing very well and have a huge team of staff, management and coaches that make them successful on and off the field.
Many sports trained through the holidays. Our high performance coaching staff do not have holidays. They keep going! Anything for our kids!
Student Leaders of M.I. who are involved in all our different councils had the opportunity to spend three days with each other building their leadership capabilities. What an awesome experience!
Manurewa Fun Run What an event!!
Students did an amazing job yesterday running and walking in the rain - supporting a pretty well-organised event. Our students were awesome, and had so much fun! The feedback from organisers and local runners about our students were all very positive.
Although we were signed up for the 7.5km walk, special mentions have to go to a few of our runners who all completed the 10km run! - A couple overtook our adult runners!.
Massive shout outs to Mr Peilua, Mr Hutchings, Mr Shephard, Mr Byrne-Hansen and Mr Svela for not only running the 10km but also supporting our kids along the way and at the finish line.
Our Year 7 Girls have been crowned the Zone Champs for softball and our Year 8 Girls came in 2nd but won the Sportsmanship Award for the day. Excellent Achievements girls.
Girls 7s putting in the Mahi before school this morning. #PreSeason #ReapWhatYouSow