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Photo by Arnika Hazelwood

Aoraki Report 2016

Paul Fielding —

2016 started with a long hot summer first term and a wonderful House Day at the beautifully picturesque Aromoana Beach. This year we had a fantastic large team of Year 13 leaders with Erica Stedman and Bruno Willis as Heads of House showing the way.

Athletics Day had Aoraki narrowly in the lead at lunchtime but we started to trail into the afternoon behind eventual winners Omimi, finishing third which was a little disappointing. Mobilisation of events and personnel is the key to improvements here next year.

In sports competitions throughout the rest of the year Aoraki excelled. Aoraki won the junior futsal, came first in dodgeball and triumphed in the indoor rowing with a comprehensive three wins and a second. We will never forget Annie Kennedy-Atchison’s fantastic comeback row in the last leg to sneak up and win the race by two one hundredths of a second. Overall this led to Aoraki coming second in the House Cup and winners of the Challenge Cup twice, including now holding it over the summer break.

Our Year 13's showed great leadership and enthusiasm throughout the year and impressed with their peer mentoring of the new Year 8's when they nervously arrived for their first days at Logan Park.

Academically our House continues to shine, dominating the Blues and Prizegiving awards held during the year.

Next year’s leaders have already been chosen and we congratulate Oscar Mcguire and Abby Spronken as not only becoming the Aoraki leaders but also receiving school wide recognition as Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl of Logan Park for 2017.

And so we look forward to 2017….I wonder where House Day will be next year… Watch this space…