Manurewa Intermediate has now reached across the globe to New York City! We have just received recognition from Lin-Manuel Miranda (Composer and Lyricist of 'Hamilton', Disney's 'Moana' and 'In the Heights'...to name a few, as well as acting in 'Mary Poppins Returns.')! It is awesome to receive this positive affirmation for MI IDENTITY - how awesome our students are!!!
Today we took 11 M.I. Students for a day of exploration and inspiration to Auckland University. The students got explore the whole campus as well as having their own personal lecture in the Pasifika Studies Faculty by Rennie Atfield-Douglas, which was awesome! Here's to planning for success in future years! Big thanks to Andrew Patterson for organising the day. Ka mau te wehi!
Our Athletics Team has a great day yesterday. Hard work after school enabled these students to get to this event. There were some great individual performances on the day. Thanks to all the coaches that helped out after school to get our kids to this point. We also came away with the zone cup in the last sports meet for the year. 🏆
Wednesday 20th November saw the premiere of our very own Hip-Hop Movie-Musical, 'MI IDENTITY.' It was awesome to take these hard-working, performing students into Event Cinemas - Queen Street for their screening after months and months of singing, rapping, acting, recording and filming! Awesome work, team!
Auckland Middle Schools Art Exhibition on at Silo 6 Wynyard Quarter. Some very awesome pieces of art from our students and other intermediate students from around Auckland. Awesome to see some of our student's artwork on display in a very cool location. It is still on tomorrow from 10am until 2pm. Pop in for a looksey!! MI caters for ALL kids talents!
Congratulations on the Manurewa Intermediate Volleyballers. The only school to have both teams in the top 3 at the tournament. The girls lost the final in a tiebreaker and the boys lost narrowly lost the final after a bad start to the game.
The benefit of losing is that you learn much more. Mental strength on how to handle pressure will be the key learnings from this tournament.
Full results below:
MI=44 vs Greenmeadows=26
MI=50 vs Te Matauranga=28
MI=35 vs North Counties=7
Semi-Finals: MI=55 vs Rosehill=25
Finals: MI=35 vs Clendon Park=35
Overtime MI=1 vs Clendon Park=3
MI=45 vs Rosehill=34
MI=42 vs Kauri Flats=26
MI=33 vs Papakura=24
MI=23 vs Randwick Park=33
Semi-Finals: MI=31 vs Wiri Central=24
Finals: MI=30 vs Randwick Park=34
Congratulations to our girls who competed at the Trans Tasman Waka Ama Gubbi Gubbi 2019 Championships (Sunshine Coast, Australia) in the holidays.
The girls had a fantastic time on the water and even brought home some medals!
The following paddlers from Te Pou Herenga o Waka are students at MI
U12 Mixed team: Lynara McLeod, Ocean McLeod Te Awe Seymour, CJ Stringer
RESULTS - Gold V6 250m and Gold V6 500m
J16 - Marire Tupaea-Adams: Silver
U12 V1 250m - Ocean McLeod: Silver
Rewa’s Got Talent our annual end of Term 3 talent show was once again a great way to see just how talented MI kids are! There were nine finalists ranging from singing to dancing to drumming to rap. Well done to all the finalists you were all awesome.
A massive thanks also to our judges Andrew Patterson, Mr Poko and Athena Angelou. We loved having you all there! A special thanks to Athena for taking time out of your busy day to come and support us!
Final placings were
1st- Rumesh Rm 19
2nd- Azariah Rm 19
3rd- Victoria Rm 62
We also took the opportunity to farewell Mr Poko after 21 years with a haka at the end. Thank you, Mr Poko, for all that you have done for the students, staff and community of Manurewa Intermediate.
Boys Basketball: Beat Waimahia, Papakura Normal, Reremoana & Papakura by an average of 30 points. Then playing Greenmeadows in the final and securing the Zone Championship in a hard-fought game. A long time since our boy's team won so this was an excellent result.
Girls Basketball: Beat Rosehill, St Annes, Waimahia, and Papakura Normal by an average of 15 points. Then playing a tall Clendon Park team in the final who had only three games in their pool. The girls had to play their final straight after their last game and were a bit tired which in turn caused the girls to break down mentally, missing box outs which cost them as Clendon's tall timber rebounded their missed lay-ups, finishing nicely to win by two points.
A great learning process for all involved and shows how strong M.I. Basketball is out South.
2019 Kickstart Breakfast Student Award Winner! Hailey Brown, Manurewa Intermediate, Auckland
Year 8 student Hailey, is a quiet leader and has been helping at her school’s KickStart Breakfast since the beginning of last year. She is at school each morning from 7am to help set up, greet the peers and teachers and ensures everyone and anyone gets a nutritious breakfast to start their day.
Every class at Manurewa Intermediate got to experience these three sports over the past 6 weeks. New Sports = New Skills. #MIForever
Whanau come together as one with MI for a night out with their kids. Food, Prizes and more. Don't miss the next one.
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