CPIT Māori and Pacific Leadership Awards 2015
The CPIT Foundation was delighted to support the CPIT Māori and Pacific Leadership Awards for 2015. Some fantastic students were honoured at the awards held on the 23 November, and Shirley Boys' High School had two students receive an award.
EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP - Māori Recipient - Suayd Hakaria
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - Pasifika Recipient - Taylor Moore
Congratulations to both of these boys.
Year 10 student, Bailey Cumming, came first in his weight category at the Canterbury Powerlifting competition held at the Canterbury Sports Performance Centre in Christchurch on Saturday 28 November. Well done Bailey and keep up the good work.
Crusaders Academy/Apprentice Programme
In early December four Shirley Old Boys (2015) were inducted into the Academy/Apprentice programme:
- Reuben Spicer – Academy programme
- Tom Christie – Apprentice programme
- Corey Taylor – Apprentice programme
- Brodie McAlister – Apprentice programme
Ben Friel (Year 13 in 2015) wins the Under 20 and placed 8th overall at the 3 Peaks Enduro in Dunedin on 29 November 2015 - with a broken finger to boot!
Ben also placed 3rd in U21 at the recent (February) Giant 2W Gravity Enduro MTB event in Rotorua. (Photo attached)
Ben is a member of the Giant/FOX NZ Gravity sponsored team for the 2016 season.
Tekapo 10-hour Cross Country Mountain Bike race
On the 31st of January, current students Ben Fleming, Hamish Bennett and Ethan Fry, joined by James Hamilton (former student) competed in the Tekapo 10-hour Cross Country Mountain Bike race. The race format was a relay where teams tried to do as many laps as they could over a 10-hour period. The lads completed 29 laps to win the U19 Category, and came 3rd overall. Yeah Boi!!
Kaiwara Epic MTB event
Hamish Bennett (Year 12) raced in the Kaiwara Epic on Sunday 7 February, a 45km ride through the hill country from Kaiwara to Cheviot. Hamish managed an impressive 1st in the Under 19 category (Hamish is still just 16 years old) and 19th overall.