LET'S BRAG ABOUT IT!
SMOKEFREE ROCKQUEST FINALISTS
Three Rodney College students are making their way to the National Smokefree Rockquest competition. The band Weevils (Asher Prini - guitar /vocals and Jade Zaia - drums) were awarded second place. Mollie Harvey also placed second but in the Solo/Duo acts. Now we wait as the video submissions are judged and the 100 plus entries are culled to 30 acts
TE HIKU O TE IKA MAORI RUGBY U18 TEAM
Kingi Herewini, one of our Year 12 students has been selected in the Te Hiku o te Ika Maori Rugby U18 Team. Players were selected from the entire Blues and Chiefs franchise area; this includes Northland, North Harbour, Auckland, Counties, Waitkato, Bay of Plenty, Thames Valley and King Country. This team carries the mana of a a proud rugby area and the players understand this. He is one of two from Northland to be selected.
NORTHLAND U15 SOUTH ZONE RUGBY
Three Rodney College students, Lewis Harris, Kaea Korewha and Jesse Manuell were selected for the Northland Maori U15 Squad after playing for the Northland U15s South Zone Maoris over Queens Birthday weekend.
Our Rodney College Golf team, Aaron Allott, Tarrin Rous and Jack Oldfield won the NZ Secondary Schools Qualifier Tournament with the three best gross scores count. This win means they are eligible to represent Northland in the NZ Secondary School Golf Tournament in Hastings on the 4 September.
north island athletics - inglewood
Rodney College had a team of five students competing in the North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Champs, in April. Javarne Porter competed exceptionally well with a jump of 5.97m in the Intermediate Boys Long Jump, coming 4th in his division.
Well done to all five students, it was great to have Rodney College well represented at such a high level.
Nine gold medals were won at Northland Athletics in Whangarei this year. Jade Zaia = 1st Snr Boys Discus and 1st Snr Boys Shot Put, Harrison Warahi = 1st Snr Boys 800m, Sapphire Norburn-Cormack = 1st Int Girls Javelin, Georgia Brierly = 1st Int Girls 100m, 200m and 400m, Javarne Porter = 1st Int Boys Long Jump, Luca Rudolph = 1st Int boys 800m. In total, twenty-one Rodney College students placed in the top 3 for their event.
Tarrin Rous competed in the US Kids Golf Auckland Tour – Eight events at various courses in Auckland. This is a worldwide event run by the US Kids Golf in America, for kids from 6-18yrs (He played in the 13-14yr division).
Tarrin had to play a minimum of four events and score 84 or less, at least once. During each event, points are allocated to each player, dependant on their results for the day. At the completion of all eight events, the players with the most points qualify to enter the US Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst, USA.
Tarrin played all eight events and hit the 84 or less mark, four times. He ended up the winner of his age division, on points, which qualifies him entry into the Teen World Champs in USA in July this year. This is a major event for youth golfers 13-18yrs. Along with that, he also qualifies to play for NZ against the Australian equivalent winners in the Gold Coast in May.
He has have started fundraising for the USA and he has started a ‘Give A Little’ page to help out too. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help4tarrin It is such an amazing opportunity for Tarrin.
OUR DISCUS CHAMP
Jade Zaia competed in the New Zealand Secondary School Champs in December 2016, placing 5th in the Senior Boys Discus, throwing a personal best of 47.80m.
senior academic prizegiving
Year 11 Over all Awards
2nd Overall Year 11 (Grade Point Average 97.83%) Oskar Primbs
1st Overall Year 11 (Grade Point Average 99.17%) Journey Luond
Year 12 Over all Awards
2nd Overall Year 12 (Grade Point Average 98.96%) Lachlan Ewing
1st Overall Year 12 (Grade Point Average 99.17%) Luke Stevens
Year 13 Over all Awards
KEVEY CUP & RODNEY COLLEGE PRIZE ($500)
Proxime Accessit 2nd Overall Year 13
(Grade Point Average 97.50%) Michael Sundvick
LAKE ROAD QUARRIES AWARD $1,000 & Wrightson’s Cup
Dux Highest All Round Academic Achievement 2016
(Grade Point Average 98.75%) Dannielle Aldworth
IZARD TRUST SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) Amber Allott
LAKE ROAD QUARRIES SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) Chanel Gillanders
WHAREHINE CONTRACTORS CIVIL ENGINEERING PATHWAY SCHOLARSHIP ($2000)
RODNEY COLLEGE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by an anonymous donor ($5,000) Michael Sundvick
MCDONALD ADAMS OPTOMETRIST SCHOLARSHIP ($500) Samantha Wood
DAVID SHEAT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) Samantha Wood
MAUNGATUROTO ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP
Academic Excellence ($1500) Marine Gayford
Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence School Leaver Scholarship ($6,000)
D V Bryant Trust Scholarship ($6,000) Shannon Te Amo
Vice Chancellor Scholarship ($6,500 each year of study) Dannielle Aldworth
New Horizons Scholarship ($6,500 each year of study) Marine Gayford
UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Academic Potential Scholarship ($10,000) Marine Gayford
STUDENT LEADERS 2017
Environmental Leader Kayla Gandela
Student Support Leader Ayesha Mortlock
Social Action Leader Stella Waldron
Cultural Leaders Diva-Ataahua Ratu
Sports Captains Anja Hamelmann
Wattenbach House Leader Harrison Warahi
Hanover House Leader Cas Hannink
Tyburnia House Leader Kyla Bellamy
Miles House Leader Te Hira Mayall-Nahi
Head Girl Holly Danks
Head Boy Luke Stevens
sports & cultural prizegiving
STUDENT COACH OF THE YEAR Morgan Gubb
CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR Alice Malyon & Tyler Pride
CULTURAL PERSON OF THE YEAR
SPORTS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR
Junior Sportswoman Georgia Brierly
Junior Sportsman Noah Pride
Senior Sportswoman Alice Malyon
Senior Sportsman Blake Steele
kaipara sports awards
Congratulations to the following students for winning their code awards at the Kaipara Sports Awards dinner held in Dargaville on Friday 4 November.
Tarrin Rous Golf, Sebastian Waldron Surfing, Joseph Critchfield Surfing, Diva-Ataahua Ratu Touch, Lachie Campbell – Football.
ASB SPORTS AWARDS
Five Rodney College students were finalists in the ASB Sports Awards, Georgia Brierly and Sapphire Norburn-Cormack for Athletics, Tarrin Rous for Golf, Brennan Massey for Parafed and Joseph Critchfield for Surfing.
Congratulations to Brennan Massey for winning the Parafed Code award for Powerchair Football.
Pictured opposite when selected for the NZ Powerchair Football Team 2015
NORTHLAND RUGBY JB8 CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UPS
Rodney’s JB8 Rugby team played in the Northland final at Toll Stadium on Saturday 20 August. They went head to head with Kamo High School in an excruciatingly close fought battle.
Half time score of 8 - 0 to Rodney left the great crowd of supporters anxious for full time to be up. After a Kamo player was stretchered off the field, Kamo dug deep to bring the score to 8 - 7 with a final penalty kick in the last 5 minutes giving them the game at 8 - 10 win. What a fantastic season, we are so proud of you all.
Thanks to Mr David Pride, Mr Michael Kingi, Ms Jo Trott and Mrs Maria Northin for their time and effort over the season, and to all the families and supporters.
TOUGH GUY & GAL CHALLENGE
Rodney College entered a team in the Tough Guy Tough Gal challenge held at Woodhill Sands. This was an amazing event with over 2000 secondary school students competing just on that day, as it is held over 5 days. Our 5 students had an awesome time with Paulene Prinzing coming second in the U16 girls division. The 6 k course was extremely muddy with lots of obstacles including wading through cold muddy ponds, but everyone really enjoyed it. This was an NCEA accredited event.
NORTHLAND SS TABLE TENNIS CHAMP
Ben Morley played for every point giving him a win in the final of the Northland Secondary Schools Table Tennis Champs. Ben beat his rival Danyon Tana in the quarter-final giving him a boost for the final. The final game was against Ryan Nankivell of Bay of Islands College, and went to five games finishing 3-2.
FUTURE BEEF NEW ZEALAND, HOOF AND HOOK COMPETITION
Michaela McCracken has had some amazing achievements with her cattle showing. Michaela currently has her own purebred registered saler cattle stud, ‘Silver Stream Salers’ which consists of 5 animals that she has breed herself, owns and shows at A&P shows all over the North Island. This season she has competed particularly well with her calf club calf that she has reared from 5 days old. With her calf, Ruby, she has won over 10 Championships and supreme champion overall 4 times. This season she has also been competing for the title ofNDCRAS Young handler competition in the age bracket 13-18 years. She has won many placings and is in the running for the title of NDCRAS Young Handler 13-18 years. Also in May, she took her calf down to Palmerston North to compete in the Future Beef New Zealand, Hoof and Hook competition. . In the Cattle Judging section, Michaela managed to get 2nd overall out of 42 participants ages 13-17 years.
Michaela was also interviewed for the 'Young Country’ magazine about her journey she has taken so far with her cattle and showing involvement.
outward bound scholarship
Morgan Gubb and Alice Malyon were awarded the $10,000 Outward Bound Scholarship that was generously sponsored by The Mangawhai Club and The Mangawhai Focus. BothMorgan and Alice will attend a 20 day Outward Bound school in Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds later on this year.
Morgan and Alice are on the Student Council this year, Tyburnia House Leader and Student Support respectively.
Brody and his horse "Mac Black" have had a busy season eventing which culminated in winning the A1 Waitemata/Rodney area trials and so getting into the Waitemata/Rodney eventing team of 6 riders and their horse. The team is made up of; 2 MT riders aged 14 and under, 2 DC riders aged 15-16 and 2 A1 riders aged 17-21. (A1 is the top eventing level in Pony Club for ages between 17 and 21).
The Waitemata/Rodney team, with their horses, then travelled to Christchurch to compete in the NZPCA National Eventing Championship, where the team won 2nd place. Brody also won 5th place in the individual A1 section at the competition.
This is the major event of the season for eventers in the Pony Club Calendar and a big achievement to even get into the team which involves gaining qualifying scores at 3 previous events before being able to even enter to compete at the area trials.
Friday night, 27 May, the Northland Regional Finals were held in Whangarei. Both our bands competed, Re-bound (Hugo Primbs (vocals), Jade Zaia (drums), Luke Stevens (electric guitar), Ben Morley (bass), Oskar Primbs (guitar and vocals)), and The Monkey Assassins (Shane Richards (guitar and vocals) and Buster Clark (drums)). Both bands played amazingly and had the audience dancing and rocking out to their performances.
So the results....
The Monkey Assassins took out SECOND place!
Re-Bound took out the People's Choice Award!
This makes both bands eligible for the National Finals!
- Charlotte Eyre, HOD Music
HORSE OF THE YEAR
A big congratulations to Billie Mentzer for her massive accomplishments while competing at Horse of the Year in Hastings. Billie and her horse, Gift, were an awesome combination. Their results reflecting this—see below:
Horse of the year is the biggest horse event in New Zealand where over 3000 people from all over the country, and even some from overseas, come to compete at Hastings, Horse of the Year show. There are many disciplines of riding at this event, but I competed in Show Jumping on my pony, Gift. This season of competing we have succeeded in show jumping, jumping heights as high as 1.35m in a course of 10-12 jumps.
This year was my first time competing at Horse of the Year and my most successful round was winning the Pony 1.20m Championship! With around 30 competitors in the class we still managed to do it!
This was an amazing achievement for me and I can’t wait to see what next season brings for me and my pony.
tag nationals 2016
Five students from Rodney College represented Northland at the 2016 TAG Nationals - Anja Hamelmann, Blake Steele, Victoria Vakatini and Kayla Woodcock along with four past students Ara Barlow, Jacinda Downes, Paniwaka Korewha and Kwyntyn Vakatini.
northland scholastics surfing series
Clean 1.0m waves were on offer for contestants at the first event of the 2016 Northland Scholastics Surfing Series event held at Sandy Bay on Friday 19th February 2016. The event hosted over 70 entries from schools across Northland and there were seven separate divisions contested throughout the day. Due to the large entry field contest organisers split the event into two arenas. It was a massive day of competition with over 12 hrs of surfing completed.
Official Results - NSSS1 @ Sandy Bay - 19th February 2016:
U14 Boys Division:2nd Cory Vercoe
U16 Boys Division:1st Joseph Critchfield (right- second from left)
U18 Boys Division:2nd Quinn Bedford
Longboard Division:1st Bassy Waldron
A huge thanks to the Northcoast Board Riders and Sport Northland for supporting the event. The 2nd event of the NSSS will take place onFriday 13th May.
ROTARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM
Dannielle Aldworth was selected to attend a two week Rotary Science and Technology Forum. Here is what she says: A two week “nerd camp” in the middle of the summer holidays sounds like something students would be forced into doing, however, it was the most action packed amazing two weeks of my life. We got up at 5.30am for early morning activities (I tried to tell them that nerds don’t run), had an extremely competitive volleyball tournament, dressed up for toga parties, had hands-on experiences with state of the art, million dollar science equipment and were surrounded by some amazing intelligent people where we learnt so much. I would highly suggest applying for the 2017 Rotary Science and Technology Forum as it’s honestly such a rewarding experience and I have made life-long friends. This all wouldn’t have been possible without the sponsorship from Rotary Warkworth, I cannot thankyou enough.
MANGAWHAI CADET UNIT
Back row (l to r) James Logue, Houston Steiner, Caprice Howard, Lewin Bull, Noah Pride and David Hames (Otamatea High School).
Front row (l to r) Ariel Hodgson, James Neki-Saunders, Devon Pride and Sean Robertson.
For the eighth year running the Mangawhai Cadet Unit are the winners of the Regional Skills at Arms Competition (Taupo north to Kaitaia) out of eight teams, taking out the Top Shooting, Top Cadet and Leader (Caprice Howard) and Top Drill.
Also at the RSA Community Services Awards 2015, held at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington, the Mangawhai Cadet Unit were given recognition for their community service for 2015, out of 35 units nationwide.
Once again the unit were the winners of the National skills at Arms competition 2015 out of the three regions - South Island, Lower North and North. The team consists of Warrant Officer Class Two Caprice Howard, leading the team, Lewin Bull, Devon Pride, Sean Keven, James Logue, Ariel Hodgson, Noah Pride, David Hames (Otamatea), James Neki-Saunders and Houston Steiner. Special thanks to their Unit Commander Sandra Grayson (pictured left with the unit) who has been incredible.
Nadine Tupp from Rodney College won a $1000 prize in the Lions Young Ambassador Contest. There were twelve quality candidates from the six colleges from throughout Rodney.
Two days later, Nadine was speaking again but this time at the Zone 5 Rotary Speech Contest (formerly known as Rishworth). She had to extend her previous speech to ensure that it was over seven minutes long this time. There was a small field this year, including two from Mahurangi College and one from Otamatea, with Nadine excelling. They also had to do a two minute impromptu, this year on whether the flag should be changed.
Nadine won and was awarded a $100 book token as well as entry to the overall final in Whangarei on 23rd September.
NORTHLAND JB7 RUGBY WINNERS
Rodney College took out the Northland JB7 competition in a hard fought final against Whangarei Boys High School. The team could only muster 15 players due to a hard season of injury and family tragedy. The boy’s slogan is ”Team Work makes the Dream Work” and this was very evident on Saturday. The boys were all over the first half with a half time score of 22-7. The second half was all Boys High until the Rodney boys fought back to even the score. Then it was neck and neck for some time until Rodney scored in the final minutes of the game. A real “nail biter”.
secondary school equestrian champs
The Rodney College Silver Team won the prestigious Secondary Schools Equestrian Cup that was held at Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre on Monday 10 August. With 52 school teams competing from the greater Auckland area, Waikato, Northland and a team from Melbourne this is an outstanding achievement. Both Briar Woolley and Aimee Young rode with clear rounds.
rebel sport advertisement
"Whether we win, come second or just compete, 2015 has been and will continue to be a big and successful year for New Zealand sport – driven largely by a commitment and bond between our teams. And with winter well cemented, whether you’re part of the elite or someone that dabbles in any given sport at the weekend, we undeniably begin to rely on our mates even more – to get us up and out; to push us and encourage us; to help us face the weather and be the best we can be for ourselves and our teams. This was the thinking that Rebel Sportwanted to recognise in their latest advertising campaign. It’s a celebration of Kiwis grit and relentlessness, when it comes to sport even when the cold weather draws in.
For the its second month we’ve seen the team at Rebel Sport take this campaign one step further, by bringing Rodney College Rugby club’s motto to life in an artwork installation at their School. The motto: Team work makes the dream work. Against many odds the Rodney College Rugby team are currently top of the table, greatly due to their bond between the players. They literally rock up to the games and borrow each others gear and are happy to do that to ensure a full team is fielded.
The artwork installation will act as a back drop to an upcoming retail campaign for Rebel Sport featuring in TV, print and social media. It heralds the campaign which recognises and celebrates Kiwis amazing sporting culture and gives a little back.”
NORTHLAND SCHOLASTIC SURF CHAMPS
Joseph Critchfield carved up the waves to win the U16 boys competition at Ahipara on Saturday 27 June. This placed Joseph 2nd overall in the series of three for the U16 boys and a place in the Northland team for the National Champs at Gisborne in September later this year. Congratulations also to Bassie Waldron for placing 3rd in the U14 boys and Jack Bennett, 4th U14 boys.
LIONS YOUNG SPEECH MAKER OF THE YEAR AUCKLAND REGIONAL FINAL WINNER
Year 13 student Nadine Tupp won the Lions Young Speech Maker of the Year final on Saturday 27 June and will compete in the Nationals in Tauranga in August. Nadine is an avid debater and has the joint role of Environmental Leader on the Student Council.
SMOKEFREE ROCKQUEST NORTHLAND REGIONAL FINALS
Mollie Harvey gained three awards at the Northland Regional Finals held at Forum North, Whangarei on Saturday 20 June. Her three awards were: 1st in Solo/Duo section, People's Choice Award and Best Song. The Monkeys Assassins - Shane Richards (rhythm guitar and vocals), Buster Clark (drums), Richard Dunn-Darvill (bass) and Jakob Young (rhythm and lead guitar), were placed 3rd overall in the Band section with Shane Richards winning the Best Lyrics award.
NORTHLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS EAGLES GOLF TOURNAMENT
Aaron Allot, Jamie Thomas and Jackson Oldfield (opposite) have won the Northland Secondary Schools Eagles College Golf Tournament at Northland Golf Club. This is a stableford competition for affiliated golfers. Aaron, on a handicap of 30 scored 45points, Jackson, on a handicap of 20 scored 40 points and Jamie, on a handicap of 6 scored 35 points.
NZ PONY CLUB TEAM OF THE YEAR
Briar Woolley rode for the Waitemata/Rodney Pony Club at the Horse of the Year in Hastings in the Showjumping. Briar rode with a clear round in the final giving Waitemata/Rodney first place in a close competition against the Hawkes Bay riders. This competition is the most prestigious equestrian event on the New Zealand calendar.
SPORT MAKER AWARD
Mark Carrell was named a Northland Sport Maker for his work at the college in the code of Hockey. Mark has coached and refereed hockey for many years, but got involved with the college when his sons attended. Robyn Richards, from Sport Northland, presented Mark his Sport Maker jacket and first aid kit in assembly.
Thank you, Mark, for the time you have spent with our students. You are a very worthy Sport Maker
SAS JUNIOR TOUCH REPRESENTATIVES
Two brothers, Malachi Peters (U17 mixed) and Johnson Peters (U15 mixed) represented Te Tai Tokerau at the 2015 SAS Junior Touch Nationals held on 13-15 February at the Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura. Both their teams won their divisions taking the National Champ title.
Johnson Peter was selected for the New Zealand U15 Mixed Development Team which will travel to Australia later this year.
Johnson Peter was selected for the New Zealand U15 Mixed Development Team which will travel to Australia later this year.
TAG NATIONALS 2015
Anja Hamelmann represented North Harbour Seahawks U16 Girls at the recent TAG Nationals which was held at the Waitakere Trust Stadium on 20-22 February. The North Harbour team won the final against Wellington 4-3 taking the National U16 title for 2015
Libby Campbell, Dux for 2014, who will be studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology was awarded the WAIKATO UNIVERSITY GOLDEN JUBILEE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is valued at $40,000 and goes to 10 students throughout NZ. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum for up to 4 years of study.