During tournament week the first XI Hockey team travelled to Cromwell to compete in the Jenny McDonald Cup. The week started well with a win against Riccarton High School. The next few days didn’t go in the team’s favour but that didn’t knock their confidence to win their last game against Gore High School to come 11th overall in the tournament.
Training for basketball started term one in preparation for Tournament week. We had a tough pool and the girls bonded very well. They were placed 12th overall, an improvement from last year. Thank you to Ms Pina Lissaman
for her coaching over the season.
The 1st XI went to Wellington to compete in the Grant
Jarvis tournament. A number
of games were
close and Avonside Girls’ came 8th overall. Congratulations to Brooke Overend who was awarded Most Valuable Player.
It was a great week
and thanks must
go to Ms Nardine Schroder, Ms Tracy Coghlan and Ms Rozanne McKerras
who helped ensure
the logistics ran smoothly.
The South Island Secondary Schools Netball tournament was held in Nelson. Unfortunately as the basketball was at the same venue, we had to compromise and play outside for the last two days in the rain. We came 24th overall. Special thanks to Ms Chloe Williams for her coaching and nurturing of the students throughout the season.
Congratulations to Ava Henderson who won the U16 girls grade Canterbury Surf championships. Leah Wilson came third in the U18 grade (but was the best in the 16 years) Leah was required to compete in the U18 as she is 16.
Olympics New Zealand
Our junior students have helped to run Football and Basketball tournaments for the Special Olympics New Zealand. These competitions featured teams from 14 different Special Education units around
Christchurch and the
South Island. The South
Island Coordinator for Special Olympics was effusive in his
praise for our students and the athletes
enjoyed interacting with them and
other volunteers said the students were all a delight to work with.