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Western Zone Sports Day.

Amongst the 18 Newlands College students who attended the Western Zone Athletics were five Year 9 students, Tui-Aroha Fransen 9MW, Samantha Smith 9SO, Georgia Lincoln 9MW, Heta Mako 9TW, and Coren Lockhart 9WI.

Below, Tui-Aroha Fransen shares her impressions of the day:

At the beginning, I was feeling a bit nervous but, pumped for what the day had in store. I was filled with adrenalin!

Western Zones is all about being humble, supportive of others, having fun, being competitive and giving it your all! It is also a great opportunity to see how you compare to other athletes from different schools.

While competing in your events and going hundies is the main focus of the day, you also meet new people and have a blast! You’ll be surprised of how many links, bonds and friendships you make throughout the day:-)

At Western Zones, I was grateful enough to come 1st in high jump, long jump and placed in the 200m sprints. Due to my performance, I went through to Regionals then North Islands at the end…

Tabloid Sports Day

I asked Paige Fairless and Regan Coutts, the Year 9 House representatives of the winning house, Kowhai, to write about Tabloid Sports Day 2017.
Tabloids is a great way for all classes to bond. There are four houses, Matai, Totara, Rimu and Kowhai.  We are a part of the Kowhai house alongside 9MW and overall it was a super fun day keeping everyone active and giving new things a go. We have a few year ten friends and senior students that have told us that Kowhai is the house that ‘doesn’t win anything’ and ALWAYS loses but this year we had the confidence and the guts to turn it all around and hopefully pull off a win which we did with the support from the teachers in Kowhai and our house rep, Matt Bain. We think our form class (9SY) and 9MW worked really well together and kept our spirits up during the whole day. We ran, jumped, threw, passed, defended and like we said before had a pretty fun day. We asked a few fellow students in year nine and this is what they had to say and their opin…