by Rachael Parker

Sports News

New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships:

Last week on Thursday the 28th of July to Sunday the 31st of July, the annual New Zealand Secondary School Championships were held at the Waterworld pool in Hamilton. There was a lot of action that took place throughout the three-day event as the event had a total of 6 sessions, and all swimmers from all secondary schools competed for the top secondary school of the year. 

Eva Borkowski represented St Hilda’s and she competed in the Women’s 17-18 year olds age group category. Eva had excellent swims throughout all of her races, as well as earning a bronze medal in the women’s 17 - 18 year old 50m freestyle.

Her results were :

Photo credit: Swimming New Zealand

Women’s 17-18 years : 3rd - 50m freestyle

Women’s 17-18 years : 9th - 50m backstroke

Women’s 17-18 years : 4th - 50m butterfly

Women’s 17-18 years : 4th - 100m meter freestyle

Women’s 17-18 years : 20th - 50m breaststroke

Well done to Eva who achieved excellent results throughout all of her races, and represented St Hilda’s very well. 


Well done to the Hockey first XI team who have made it to the secondary school division 1 final against Columba. this will be played on Tuesday 16th August

Cross Country:

Congratulations to Zara Geddes who competed in the NZ Club Cross Country Championships in the U18 5000m.  Zara finished 3rd which is an awesome result.

Winter Quad Programme

On Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August, St Hilda's will be hosting the annual winter quad exchange.  The school will host St Margarets, Craighead & Columba and partake in Hockey, Netball, Debating and Badminton. Any spectators that are watching an inside sport must wear masks.  

Hockey: Monday

9.45 SHCS vs Craighead

11am Columba vs SMG

1pm SMG v Craighead

2.15pm Columba vs SHCS


9.15am  Craighead vs Columba

10.40am SHCS vs SMG

Netball: Monday

9.30 Craighead vs SHCS

11am Columba vs SMG

1pm Columba vs SHCS

2.15pm SMG vs Craighead


9.30am SMG vs SHCS

10.40: Columba vs Craighead

Badminton: Monday Only

Rounds take place at 9.30, 11.30 & 1.30pm, all teams play at these times.

Debating:  Monday

Debates take place at 9.45, & 2pm.  Tuesday: 9.45

Commonwealth Games

It has been an exciting week watching the Commonwealth Games.  I have had a few late nights and early starts to catch our kiwis in action. It was awesome to see former students Kate Heffernan (Netball), Eden Carson (Cricket) and Tessa Jopp (Hockey) take part and be critical members of the NZ team. Who will be the next SHCS student taking part in years to come??