Will 2018 finally be the year we take back what is rightfully ours and win the house cup? It will certainly be a tight call considering our incredible performance as a house this year.
Snatching first place in the inter-house dodgeball and handball competitions, giving us an encouraging lead over Omimi, Toroa and Clayton.
We kicked off the year with a lovely welcome to our new year 9 students in a morning filled with inclusive games and activities lead by our amazing team of year 13 leaders. We are beyond thrilled with our new cohort of Aorakians and were pleased to see their involvement and enthusiasm towards our wonderful house right from day one. This made us confident that our annual house day would be a raging success; and we were certainly not disappointed! This year was the first year that Aoraki had visited Tomahawk beach for house day and we were fortunate to have full access to the amazing clubhouse facilities. All in all it was an extremely fun day and continues its tradition of being a highlight in our school calendar.
We tried with all of our might; but alas, were unable to beat Omimi for first place on athletics day. Nevertheless it was a beautiful sunny day and we managed to secure second place position which kept us in high spirits. This year was was also the first year that Logan Park included handball as an inter-house activity and as mentioned before Aoraki absolutely dominated! We are sad to say however that we weren’t so fortunate with our rowing or inter-house futsal results after coming third in both competitions. Despite this we are still in the running, alongside Omimi, for winning the house cup in which we will be waiting with anticipation for the results during our senior prizegiving. We certainly strive in the leadership and academic department with three out of the four heads of school (Cuba Rust, Bella Rennie and Lucan Willis) coming from Aoraki, and as always having a strong presence in the blues assembly.
We have felt honoured to be head prefects of such an incredible house and have loved working with our almighty leader Mr Fielding and our wonderful Aoraki group teachers.
We both look forward to seeing the future of Aoraki and feel that it will be passed down into very capable hands.
PS. Aoraki DID win the 2018 House Shield and were presented the award at Senior Prizegiving.