Monday, 21 September 2015

Sporting success

Today we celebrate the success of three amazing Oaklands students. Samantha, Xanthe and Olivia were the recipients of awards from their netball prize giving held recently.

Samantha Woodgate

Received PLAYER OF THE YEAR for her Halswell Rugby League Netball Club Primary B team.

Below is a direct quote as to why she received the Player of the Year award.

This young lady has contributed to the team at every level the most consistently each week from the very first game at which she earned Player of the Day. She was 100% committed to the team, trainings and games. She is a highly skilled player with a natural understanding of netball, and therefore plays with a low rate of error and infringement.  She was always eager to learn, and is an intelligent player, who right from the start added structure to our team’s games - in particular - in the goal circle.  She was a great communicator who led by example on court, showed top notch sportsmanship on and off the court, was always respectful of her team and coach, and overall an excellent member of our team.  She thoroughly deserves this award.

Xanthe Simpson 

Received the Baird Trophy for the Most Versatile player - Primary B

Olivia Gobbie

Player of the Year - Primary C

Canterbury Kings visit to Oaklands

Today we had a visit from Todd Astle of the Canterbury Kings T20 cricket team. Todd has played for the Black Caps and is a senior member of the Canterbury cricket setup. His visit was part of the Kings in Schools programme which has seen members of the Canterbury Kings hold fun sessions at many Canterbury schools.

Here a few photos of us enjoying the visit. Remember to get along and support the Kings when they play next.







Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Primary Aerobics Competition - RESULTS

Today (Wednesday 2nd September) 12 students (in four teams of 3) attended the Primary Aerobics competition at Elmwood School auditorium.

There were many different levels of competition, and students were able to compete as an individual, as pair, or as part of a team.

We decided to enter the team events.

Here are the results at each team's level

Year 5/6 teams

1st - Grace Thomson, Charlotte Gillespie and Natasha Coughlan
2nd - Jade Tonkin, Brook Robinson and Courtney Hillyer
3rd - Amelia Tainui, Alissa Docherty and Lily Pitman

Year 7/8 teams

1st - Molly King, Abigail Cosslett and Jesse Frame

Well done, girls. Here are a couple of photos of the girls in action.