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Swimming

Conor Foley-Smith has been selected for the Swim Canterbury West Coast Tri Series Tour - one of 18 from our region which is to be held in the first week of the school Holidays.

Well done Conor.

Mrs Sarah Foley completed her National swimming officials exam - both for inspector of turns and Judge of Stroke.

Congratulations Sarah.

SCPSSA Cross Country

Our team had a great day at the SCPSSA Cross Country on Thursday 14th June. Thanks to Kit for looking after the team and it was great to see the sun.

Year 7 Girls - Bryanna Scott 6th, Amelia de Bonth 7th, Phoebe Wilson 15th and Adrianna Savage 37th. 

Bryanna, Amelia and Phoebe placed 2nd as a team.

Year 7 Boys - Matthew O'Connor 18th, Rhys Patterson 23rd, Blair Proudman 24th and Jonty Sowden 25th.

Year 8 Girls - Charlotte Harding 6th, Teagan Marett 10th, Emma Becroft 15th , Kristin Schoneveld 18th and Pieta Houston 41st.

Charlotte, Teagan and Emma placed 2nd as a team.

Year 8 Boys - Finn O'Kane 9th and Ben Wyborn 40th.

They all ran so well and there was not much between the first 10 and the last runner.

Orienteering

Tom Harding has been selected for the New Zealand Orienteering Senior Boys team his younger brother Matt was selected as a non travelling reserve for the Junior Team.

Tom will be travelling to South Australia to compete for New Zealand in the Senior Boys grade at the Australian Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs for the Southern Cross Trophy. There will be 8 events over 9 days, 6 of which are individual races and 2 are team relays, running from 29th September through to 7th of October. New Zealand competes as a state of Australia against the other states over these races, collecting points from placings of the top for competitors in each grade, for that state. There were six people selected for each age and gender grade, that's why Matt was selected as a travelling reserve.

Well done and good luck.

Jump Jam

On Wednesday 20th we took 1 Year 7 & 8 team ( G-Town Gicians) to compete in the South Canterbury Jump Jam Competition. Team members were: Zoe Knox, Adrianna Savage, Shelby Henson, Sophie Thorpe, Alana Berry, Tara O'Brien and Hazel Voigt (Jacob Muff was sick on the day of the competition). Only one of the team had competed before. The team was great and had so much fun competing on the big stage . Thanks so much to their coaches Molly-Kate Morrison, Rachel Harford, Brianna Howell, Emma Wilson and Amelia McKeown.

Well done to you all. All of those lunch time trainings paid off!

Senior Quad

The Senior Quad was held in Ellesmere on Thursday 21st June. Unfortunately Rugby was not played as Mt Hutt and GHS couldn’t provide teams.

Our Football boys started very well with 2 wins over Darfield and Ellesmere but unfortunately lost to Mt Hutt which left 3 teams with the same number of points. Our boys, on a points count back, won the Football.

Our Netball team battled through the court conditions to win their first game vs Darfield. They played much better in the second game but lost to a speedy and physical Ellesmere side. They had a good win against Mt Hutt in their last game.

Over all on points Darfield 1st, Geraldine and Ellesmere 2nd and Mt Hutt 4th.

GHS Cross Country Cup winner's

Photo attached. Back row from left: Minor Girls - Charlotte Harding; Junior Girls - Amelia McKeown; Senior Girls - Amelia Houston; Intermediate Girls - Bridget Hussey. Front row from left: Junior Boys - Kahn Ashton; Senior Boys - Jacob Price; Intermediate Boys - Fraser Hunter. Absent: Minor Boys - Matt O'Connor.