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Maungaraki School —

Term 4


Mr Cowman will step back from being our PE and Sports Leader at the end of this year.  From the start of 2019, Miss Pollard will be taking over this role, managing both in school and out of school sport.  Mr Cowman will not be lost to sport at Maungaraki, he will still be supporting Miss Pollard as well as running our School Sports Academy. 

Under Mr Cowman, sport and physical activity participation has been a major focus and has grown at Maungaraki School.  Our students have been offered many more opportunities to participate in sports activities in 2018.  We know that this growth and success will continue with Miss Pollard next year and beyond.


All the best to our teams tomorrow night as they compete in their respective finals.  Remember prize giving will take place straight after the game in front of the Pelorus Sports House.  A big thank you to the parents who volunteered to coach and manage the teams this term.  We really appreciate and value your support.  Running these teams would not be possible without you.


Touch Rugby notices for 2019 have been sent out via Signmee to give us an indication of who will be playing in 2019.  This needs to be filled in by Friday 7 December 2018.

We will run the year 5 & 6 and year 7 & 8 teams differently next year. To meet the needs of all students, both competitive and social players, we ask that your child select whether they would like to play touch socially, or trial for a competitive team. These trials will be held at school during lunch time in week 9 and teams will be selected from this. We will try and cater to all students, however some students who wish to play competitively may be placed in a social team.

For social players, we are keen to encourage participation and having fun through sport. With this in mind when you complete the Signmee notice please state the name of one friend your child would like to play with in term 1. Being with this friend can’t be guaranteed, however we will do our best to meet all requests.


We have Year 3/4 Non Stop Cricket on Wednesday the 5th and Year 7/8 Ki O Rahi on Tuesday 11th December.


Well done to all of our students who qualified and attended the South West Zone Athletics event at the Hutt Recreation ground 2 weeks ago.  A full list of results is attached below.  

The following students qualified for the Interzone event which was to be held this week but was unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather.

Charlie Edhouse, Sam Leonard, Cooper Burt, Carlo Dougan, Mia Burt, Sophie Fraser, Jake Driscoll, Cole Gwerder, Harrison Sneddon, Jackson Tipoki, Ethan O'Neill, Lara Fiddis, Samantha Knox, Priya Patel, Caylan Banks, Ruben Taptiklis, Thomas Prichard, Jake Turner, Liam Brown, Luke Belcher, Samantha Brill, Amy Martell, Imogen Roxburgh, Magenta Ward, Jake Sarginson, Jacob Gibbs, Sheldyne Ronquest, Omar Tibbot, Leighton Carter, Jacob McHugh, Jirapinya Srisakot, Emma Berry, Brooke Potter, Alexandra Knox, Bobby Ma, Noah Pakai, Jayden Smith, Bailey Porima & Zac Romijn


Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the Regional Athletics event next Tuesday:

Lara Fiddis (High Jump), Thomas Prichard (Long Jump, 800m) Jake Turner (Long Jump), Jake Sarginson (Long Jump), Jirapinya Srisakot (100m and 200m), Bobby Ma (100m and 200m), Noah Pakai (Long Jump) and Jayden Smith (Long Jump),


We have some amazingly talented students at Maungaraki School.  This year some of our students made Wellington Touch Rugby teams, ka mau te wehi!

Wellington U10 Mixed team - Cooper Burt
Wellington Under 12 Girls Team - Mia Burt & Samantha Knox
Wellington Development teams - Jackson Tipoki, Harrison Sneddon and Cole Gwerder.