Hero photograph
Alex, Isaac and Conor


Ms Tessa Opie —

Holiday update

Cameron Prattley raced in Dunedin competing in the National School Mountain Biking Championships. He came 19th in the U20 Cross Country sections. Well done Cameron!

Geordie McCully was selected in the Southern United 16th Grade Academy, based in Dunedin. This is a Talent Development programme for the entire Football South region (From South Canterbury to the bottom of the South Island). In September, Geordie was also selected (along with 3 other New Zealanders), to attend the West Ham United Oceania Academy National Football Camp in Queensland. This was a week long camp with training during the day and lectures at night. Geordie has also been selected to represent Southern United at the National Age Group Tournament in Wellington in December. Congratulations on your sporting achievements Geordie!

Ben Cosgriff, Karma Gyeltshen, Tom Leov and Jack Barrie competed in the South Canterbury 17th Grade team for Football. They placed 5th - well done boys!

Patrick & Quinn Foley-Smith competed in the National Duck calling champs in Taupo over the holidays with Patrick winning the team Goose Call and second individually. Well done boys!

Congratulations Isaac Bolt, Alex Hayes and Conor Foley-Smith for representing the U16 South Canterbury Rugby Reps and placing 5th overall at the South Island tournament. And well done to Brodie England, Ryan Chambers, Jackson Weir, Angus Grant, Seth Bradley-Doig for representing the U14.5 South Canterbury Rugby Reps.

Alex Hayes received the U16 Best Forward for the South Canterbury Rugby Teenage Prize Giving, Brodie England received the U14.5 Best Forward and Ryan Chambers received Player of the Year. Well done boys!

Rafael Johnson recently represented Geraldine High School at the NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Championships in Hamilton.

Rafael swam in 11 different events. He obtained Personal Best times in 6 out of 11 events including a 50m Breaststroke qualification time for National Division 2 Championships next year.

His best placings were 16th overall in the 14 Year Boys 200m Breaststroke and 17th in the 200m Backstroke. Well done Rafael!

Kiarn Prentice has been in Sydney playing for the ISA NZ U16 Boys Softball team. The NZ ISA white team placed 3rd equal in a tournament of 5 teams. Well done on your achievements Kiarn.

Kiarn Prentice

Tom Harding has excelled in the Oceania Orienteering champs over the holidays. Tom placed 2nd in the M18 middle distance and 2nd in the M18 relay. He was also part of the senior boys relay team that placed 1st at the ASOC. Tom captained the NZ secondary schools team that won the Southern Cross Challenge. He is also a member of the NZ Honours team (top 4 athletes in the senior boys out of the 10 senior boys in the team). Congratulations Tom!

Ben Gould swam at the New Zealand short course champs over the holidays in Auckland. He has come away with some great results, best being 3rd in the 200m and 3rd in 400m freestyle. Well done Ben!