LET'S BRAG ABOUT IT!

SENIOR ACADEMIC PRIZEGIVING

October 29, 2019

Jenae Hampson won the Wrightson's Cup and PTA Award of Dux, the highest all round Academic Achievement, and Carlos Gillon won the Kevey Cup and PTA Award for Proxime Accessit.

Rosa Ewing won the overall top prize, the Cornes Trophy, for Year 11 and Danielle Bright won the Izard Irwin Cup for overall top Year 12.

NORTHLAND ASB AWARDS

October 23, 2019

Rodney College had seven finalists at the Northland ASB Awards with 2 students winning their code, a great achievement at such a prestigious evening.

Golf                      Tarrin Rous

Karting                 Billy Richards

Official                 Jackson Brierly

Official                 Oliver Broadhead

Parasports           Brennan Massey

Rugby Union       Georgia Brierly

Rugby Union       Patrick Abellera

 

Both Tarrin Rous and Billy Richards won their codes, which is a very high honour indeed. For Tarrin this is the third time he has won the Golf category.

Javarne Porter, who attended Whangarei Boys High for Year 13 (far right), also won the Rugby code. This was particularly special as all three finalists had played rugby for Rodney College.

SPORTS & CULTURAL PRIZEGIVING

October 15, 2019

Sports and Cultural Prizegiving top awards were given to:

Cultural Person of the Year - Jordan Teaupa,

Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Caitlin Heke

Junior Sportsman - Toby Henderson and Xavier Edmonds Cooper

Senior Sportman - Jesse Manuell

Senior Sportswoman - Georgia Brierly

HORSING ABOUT

October 17, 2019

Tamara Marshall competed at Equidays held at Mystery Creek, Hamiliton from 18 - 20 October. Tamara jumped in a 1.10 round and got into the jump off, she also competed in the 1.20 Derby. From this Tamara was selected to be a Demo rider for a clinic with Daniel Meech who has represented NZ at the Olympic games and was part of the NZ team that won the Nations Cup in 2018 in Abu Dhabi.  He is based in Germany now so this was a great experience for her.

SEVENS RUGBY

October 20, 2019

Georgia Brierly has again been selected to attend the Red Bull Ignite7 in November where athletes  chosen from across the country take part in a four-day event. The event includes an intensive high performance skills and testing assessment and a televised one-day tournament designed to earmark new talent to enhance the pathway to our All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens teams. Georgia will then be playing for NZ Dutch Barbarian 7s team in the World School Sevens Tournament in December

NORTHLAND SQUASH REP

October 10, 2019

Tamara Marshall was selected to represent Northland for Squash at the National Junior Individual Comp and the Inter-District Teams Championship in Auckland.

CATCH THE WAVE

October 06, 2019

Billy Whelan placed 2nd in the National Scholastic Surf Champs held in Raglan. Billy competed in the U18 Longboard event. He kept his composure throughout the competition, leading the whole way on finals day, but in the dying minutes one of the other surfers got a brilliant wave.  Billy came a very close 2nd, beating higher seeded surfers.

NORTHLAND RUGBY REPS

August 19, 2019

Congratulations to our students who have been selected to represent Northland in Rugby.

U16 Girls                                 U18 Boys 

Prescilla Barlow                     Patrick Abellera        

                                               Jesse Manuell

U18 Girls                                 Noah Pride

Georgia Brierly ©                 

Louisa Tubailagi                    U18 Vikings

Mya Wilson-Hiraka                Jayden Wright

DREAMING BIG

August 05, 2019

Four Year 13 students were invited to attend "Dreaming Big" in Auckland. Successful women shared their stories of hardships and obstacles that they faced as they moved up the hierarchy of the workforce. The students were encouraged to dream big and to never give up. They were also invited to Government House to have afternoon tea with Her Excellency, the Governor General of NZ, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.

TEAMS WIN NORTHLAND SQUASH

June 19, 2019

Our Squash Team - Nicholas Sundvich, Tamara Marshall and Aiden Henare won the Northland Secondary School Mixed Open Squash Teams event held at the Whangarei Squash Club in June.

HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW

March 16, 2019

Tamara Marshall and her horse Midway Manolito competed at Horse of the Year, held in Hawkes Bay, in the Show Jumping where she did extremely well.

Tamara placed 1st in 1.10 metre division, 2nd in the 1.20 metres 2 phase and 4th in 1.15 metre 2 phase. Some very renowned riders where competing in these divisions and to place is awesome.

She also rode as part of the Waitemata Team which came 7th overall.

MEDAL SCOOP AT NORTHLAND

March 13, 2019

Six students won gold at the Northland Secondary Schools Athletics on Thursday 14 March. Xavier Edmonds Cooper - (Jnr Boys) 1st Shotput, Toby Henderson - (Jnr boys) 1st 300m, 2nd 200m, 3rd 800m, Caitlin Heke - (Jnr girls) 1st Javelin, 3rd 70m hurdles, Georgia Brierly - (Snr girls) 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m, Jesse Manuell - (Snr boys) 1st 400m, 2nd 200m, 2nd= 100m, and Jackson Brierly - (Int boys) 1st 800m, 1st 1500m.  A fantastic day for all the athletes that competed.

RECORDS IN THE POOL

February 11, 2019

Eight records were broken at this year's Swimming Sports. Rosa Ewing broke seven, one having stood for over 20 years. The records broken were: Intermediate Girls - 50m Freestyle 30.34, 100m Freestyle 65.44, 25m Backstroke 16.44, 50m Backstroke 34.69, 50m Breastroke 34.69, 25m Butterfly 15.03, 75m Medley 56.53. The eighth record broken was by Georgia Brierly in the Senior Girls 25m Breastroke 18.69.

CRICKETER ON THE RISE

December 13, 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Blunden (Year 13) for being selected for the Northland Senior Secondary Schools Cricket Team competing in Gisborne. Daniel will also be trialling for the U19 Northern Districts Team at this event.

TOP JUNIOR STUDENTS 2018

December 12, 2018

Congratulations to our two top junior students for 2018

 

Year 9 - Olivia Platt

1st=  Mathematics

1st=  Social Studies

1st  Design & Visual

1st  Science

1st  English

JCEA – Excellence

 

Year 10 - Grace Meyers

2nd= Physical Education

2nd  Spanish

2nd  Drama

1st= Food

1st  Art

1st  Science

1st  Social Studies

1st  Mathematics

1st  English

JCEA – Excellence

DUX 2018

October 30, 2018

Oskar Primbs was awarded Dux 2018 with the Highest All Round Academic Achievement. Oskar also won the Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship for Otago University.  Daniel Blunden was awarded Proxime Accessit for 2018.

NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS SURF CHAMPS

October 11, 2018

Billy Whelan had a great season of surfing having been selected from the NSS Scholastic Surfing series to represent Northland at the NZ Secondary Schools Surf Champs. Billy placed 4th in the Long Board division which is a very creditable result.

POWER CHAIR FOOTBALL REP

October 05, 2018

Brennan Massey competed in Australia over the October break, representing NZ in Power Chair Football at the Australian Nationals and The Ditch Cup.  Brennan also won his code, Parafed-Power Chair Football at the Northland ASB Sports Awards

NZ TAG FOOTBALL REP

October 12, 2018

Victoria Vakatini Harding competed at the World Cup in Australia representing NZ in Tag Football in the Kiwi Tag Blacks Mixed U21 over the October break. Victoria also won the Tag Code in the Northland ASB awards. Previously Victoria had captained the Aotearoa Maori U18 Girls team where they played Samoa, Cook Islands and also represented Northland at NZ Nationals.

WOMENS RUGBY SEVENS

November 20, 2018

Georgia Brierly returned from Europe having competed in the NZ Dutch Barbarian Womens Rugby Sevens tournament held in Amsterdam over the October break. The NZ team won all their games. Georgia was then selected to attend the Redbull Ignite7 camp, at Trust Stadium. She placed 2 highest in the Bronco testing, 3rd highest in the counter movement jump and 8th overall women for skills.

NZ WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPS

August 31, 2018

NZ Secondary Schools Weightlifting Championships were held over the first weekend of September in Auckland, hosted at the Functional Strength HQ. Kayla Wray a Year 12 student finished 3rd overall in the 69kg, 15 and over section winning the bronze medal. She lifted two personal bests - 40kg in the Snatch and 50kg in the Clean and Jerk. ...

DANCING TO THE TOP

August 12, 2018

Olivia Platt competed in the Northland Ballet & Dance Inc 2018 Competitions.  She competed in 9 sections over the whole weekend, mostly in the 12 years and older age group. Some dances were just in her age group of 13 years, but the over 12 years can go up to 18 years. Olivia won 9 catergories and took 5 Special awards.

What an awesome achievement, and well deserved for all her hard work.

RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES

July 05, 2018

Rodney College has had eleven students selected to play for Northland Rugby teams with 2 players Kingi Herewini and Javarne Porter selected to play for Blues U18 squad, which played against the Hurricanes U18 squad.  Patrick Abellera was also selected for the Blues U17 Development Squad.

Below are the list of representatives

U18 - Sage Walters-Hansen, Javarne Porter, Kingi Herewini

Vikings - Ethan Whyte, Patrick Abellera

U16 - Noah Pride, Jesse Manuell, 

U13 open weight - Xavier Cooper, RJ Joseph

U15 - TeHiri Barlow

RUNS IN THE FAMILY

June 11, 2018

Georgia Brierly and her brother Jackson Brierly both won second place in their divisions at Northland Cross Country. Northland Cross Country is held at Barge Park where Georgia competed in the Senior Girls Division and Jackson Brierly in the U16 Boys.  

NORTHLAND NZSS TEAM GOLF QUALIFIER

May 20, 2018

The Rodney College Golf team took out the Team Qualifier Tournament at Mt Denby in Whangarei. The team, (left to right) Jack Oldfield, Aaron Allott, Pacey Laing-Smith and Tarrin Rous, won both the Nett Division and the Gross Division.  Winning the Gross Division qualified them for the NZ Secondary Schools Finals being held at Manawatu Golf Club, in Palmerston, later this year

OVERALL EXCELLENCE TRAINEE

May 06, 2018

After a week of training at Bluelight Skills Camp,Patrick Abellera was awarded with the Overall Excellence Trainee Student award.The programme focuses on leadership training, practical skills, respect, team work, self confidence and self discipline.

THE KING IN SOUTH AFRICA

April 08, 2018

Kingi Herewini was invited to play in the Africa Pacific Dragons U18 side in Paarl, Cape Town, South Africa. The was made up of players selected from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, tonga and Fiji to compete in a three day World Schools Festival rugby tournament.

GOLDEN GLORY

March 14, 2018

Three students took gold in their events at Northland Athletics. Georgia Brierly hit the trifecta winning the Senior Girls 100m, 200m and the 400m. The Senior Girls Javelin was won by Sapphire Norburn-Cormack having won this event in her division for the last 5 years. Jarod Tantrum  won the Senior Boy Javelin with a throw of 41.23m.

BRINGING HOME BRONZE

March 03, 2018

Kayla Wray competed in the Auckland Weightlifting Champs this month and took the bronze in the Junior section. Kayla lifted 44kg in the Clean and Jerk and in the Snatch she lifted 39kg. About a year and a half ago Kayla was into crossfit until her coach introduced her to his weightlifting coach, and its all happened from there.

Outstanding performance!

RECORD SMASH

February 18, 2018

Rosa Ewing broke 6 records at the Rodney College Swimming Sports for Intermediate Girls.She broke the 25m Butterfly, 15.07, 75m Medley 58.68, 50m and 100m Freestyle, 31.19 and 1.07.50 respectively, 25m Backstroke, 17.47 and the 50m Backstroke, 36.03.  Ethan Whyte also broke the 25m Senior Boys Breastroke with a time of 16.66 and the Lower North 25m Senior Boys Breastroke record with a time of 16.25.

DUX 2017

October 30, 2017

Luke Stevens was awarded Dux with the Highest All Round Academic Achievement for 2017. Lachlan Ewing was Proxime Accessit.

PARADER OF THE YEAR

October 27, 2017

Jennifer Thomas represented the Northern Districts area at the Royal Agricultural Society Show in Hastings, competing in the Dairy section. Jen won Parader of the Year and will be representing the Northern Districts and New Zealand at the Adelaide Show in 2018

NORTHLAND REPRESENTATIVES

September 03, 2017

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.

LIONS YOUNG AMBASSADORS AWARD

September 02, 2017

Students from Kingsway, Mahurangi, Orewa, Rodney and Wentworth Colleges represent their school for this award, which celebrates achievement alongside community service. Harrison Warahi represented Rodney College in the Lions Young Ambassadors Award and was placed third receiving $200 towards his future studies.

WEARABLE ARTS

September 01, 2017

Kaylee Tantrum's glass dress that she designed and made won the youth section at the Hospice/ Mahurangi College Wearable Arts and was chosen for 'Walk the Line" at NZ Fashion week.

SMOKEFREE ROCKQUEST FINALISTS

June 30, 2017

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

June 18, 2017

Kingi Herewini, one of our Year 12 students have 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, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Thames Valley and King Country. This team carries the mana of a proud rugby area and the players understand this.  

NORTHLAND U15 SOUTH ZONE RUGBY

June 02, 2017

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.

NORTH ISLAND ATHLETICS - INGLEWOOD

April 06, 2017

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.

NORTHLAND ATHLETICS

February 02, 2017

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.

GOLF PRO

January 16, 2017

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.

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