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Year 9 Junior Dean's Report

Pania Watson —

Kia ora e te whānau.

The days are getting warmer and it feels like summer is just around the corner. Earlier this term we had the Te Aratai Sports Awards and lots of Y9s were award winners. The awards list is as follows:

Major Award - Junior Spirit: Zac Derham 


Junaid Junaid - Year 9 Boys Black Most Improved Player

Toby Clark - Year 9 Boys Black Most Valuable Player

Yossi Wagerman - Year 9 Boys Red Most Improved Player

Camdyn Jansen - Year 9 Boys Red Most Valuable Player

Ki o rahi

Azariah Lemon - Kī-o-Rahi Junior Most Improved Kaitākaro

Atama Dixon - Kī-o-Rahi Junior Most Valuable Kaitākaro Tāne


Laxmi Budhathoki - Girls Most Improved Player

Emily Easterbrook - Girls Most Valuable Player

Ki o rahi

Toni Tabataba - Junior Koru Most Improved Player

Lena Norton - Junior Koru Most Valuable Player

Candes Timu- Junior Kimihia Most Improved Player

Zach Derham - Junior Kimihia Most Valuable Player


Zach Derham - Orienteering Most Improved Player

Elizabeth Stappleton Coffey- Orienteering Most Valuable Player


Azariah Lemon - Junior Girls Most Valuable Player
Atama Dixon - Mixed Most Improved Player


Gaia Rasmussen - Year 9 Girls Most Improved Player

Candes Timu- Year 9 Girls Most Valuable Player
Toby Clark - Year 9 Boys Most Improved Player

Garnett Faumuina - Year 9 Boys Most Valuable Play

Most valuable player for their sport

Johnrick Maravilla - Christa Clyde Hockey Trophy for overall excellence in Hockey

Lena Norton - Junior Netball Most Valuable Player trophy

Hiram Falanai- Volleyball Cup overall Most Valuable Player for Volleyball

This term we are looking forward to our activities day on Monday 12th December. This is a day where we celebrate our year of learning by participating in lots of fun activities. The morning will be activities on site and there will be the opportunity to go off-site in the afternoon if students so wish. Further information regarding this to follow.

We have a group of Y9s and 10s who are heading off to Ki o rahi Nationals in Kiririroa - Hamilton. We are the only school from Te Wai Pounamu - South Island going and this is the first Y9/10 tournament being held. We wish this group all the best and look forward to hearing a positive result.

2022 has been such a busy year! Heoi ano, I am really looking forward to 2023 and all the fun that our Year 10s (current Y9s) will bring.

Pania Watson

Year 9 Dean: pwa@linwoodcollege.school.nz