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Swim Wise Course 2023
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DHS Sport T1 Wk7 2023

Sport Coordinator (Pip Deans) —

Swim Wise Programme

Thanks to Westview Special Fund for sponsoring our Water Wise Programme in Term 1

This programme was designed specifically for students who had no or little confidence around water.

Lynda Pullman kindly volunteered to help our students to enjoy getting in the water and having fun while teaching them the basic skills needed to float and tread water.

Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Championships Prelims and Finals 

14th and 18th of March - Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Champs at Nga Puna Wai.

After qualify at the Country Combined School Event on the 8th March, we had a team of 14 athletes competing in various disciplines.

Skye Paterson U14 Girls 
High Jump 6th

Brooke Ebdon Collings U16 Girls
Shot Put - 1st - 9.93m
Discus - 3rd - 21.34m

Jody McCarthy Dempsey U16 Girls
High Jump - 1st - 1.56m
Long Jump - 1st -  5.36m
80m Hurdle - 1st - 12.52s

Kirsty McCarthy Dempsey
Shot Put - 1st - 13.45m
Javelin - 2nd - 36.26m
Hammer - 1st - 42.75m

Aiden Wilshire U14 Boys
100m - 12th

Lucas Tapa Wither U16 Boys
100m - 14th

Andrew Gardner U19 Boys
Long Jump 6th

Camden Waters U19 Boys
1500m - 11th

Oscar Stevenson U19 Boys
Discus - 5th
Javelin - 3rd - 36.11m
400m - 5th

Congratulations to Brooke, Jody, Kirsty and Oscar for qualifying for the SISS Athletics Champs in Invercargill at the end of the March.

Endeavour Sports Day

After rescheduling from Mid February due to weather, it was touch and go with holding this event due to the PPTA Strike action, but thanks to everyone for supporting the day, it was great to see everyone having so much fun.

A full day of sports - a mix of traditional and non traditional athletics with some extra games thrown in.  Finished off with house relays and juicys for everyone before the rain came down.

Sail GP Invitational

With Sail GP competing in Lyttleton in March, Lincoln University setup a programme called Inspire and invited students from schools around Canterbury to meet some of the Sail GP crew and other pro athletes, including All Blacks, Black Ferns, Silver Ferns and Black Caps, many of whom we count amongst our alumni.  This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the life-changing power of sport. 

Students were involved in workshops focused on topics such as sustainable ideas for sailing product development, reducing the carbon footprint of the sporting industry, food and nutrition for athletes and local impact projects.
We had 7 students attend the sessions that they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Canterbury Primary Schools Triathlon

On the 14th March a group of 9 students headed to Eyrewell to compete in the Canterbury Primary Schools Triathlon.

All Year 7 and 8 participants completed - a 150m swim in a saltwater lake, followed by a 10km bike leg and to finish a 2.5km run.

Year 7 Girls - out of 81 competitors
5th - Lulu Maley - 45.12m
6th - Saphia Ridgen - 45.17m

Year 7 Boys - out of 118 competitors
7th - Oscar Le Compte
10th - Ben Morten
12th - Ben Molloy
47th - Jacob Morris
53rd - Kyle Towes

Year 8 Boys - out of 87 competitors
32nd - Leon Tymons
60th William Thrower

Other Sports on Offer in Week 7
Ultimate Frisbee
Girls Cricket Coaching

Students Successes

Charlise Miller - Year 13 student competed at the Morrinsville and Kumeu A&P shows in successive weekends and took out the Champion Senior Rider title for both events.  Congratulations - a great accomplishment.

Ryan Booth

Ryan has competed in the last 2 outdoor 50m target shooting comps for the 22/23 season over the weekends of 11th and 12th March.  He travelled to Blenheim to compete at the Marlborough Champs and it was his first time at this range & the Marlborough wind was a little more challenging than the Canterbury wind! But Ryan did well with coming 2nd place on Sunday.

Over the weekend of the 18th and 19th March, Ryan competed in the South Island Champs held at McLeans Island. On Saturday was the sweepstake match, where Ryan came 1st in B grade.  The SI champs were on Sunday and again Ryan came 1st and also achieved a new Personal Best score of 619.7.