Manawatu College - Haere I Tou Kaha - Personal Best
2015: Term One
Robertson House reign supreme at Summer Sports
Following the first two rounds of the Inter-House Summer Sports, Robertson and Field were tied for first place with 12 points each; Allen and Morris were also tied for third with 4 points each. This set the stage for an exciting third and final round and all students went our with the desire to win.
However, at the end of the day, when the bell tolled, Robertson House had proved to be too much for Field House, winning all 4 of their matches, and giving them an incredible points total of 20 (out of a possible 24). Field House remained on 12 points, which was still good enough to secure second place, as Allen House and Morris House came away with two wins each, keeping them tied for third place with a total of 8 points each.
Congratulations to all competitors and we look forward to the next House event with great anticipation.
Chelsea Parlato performs with precision in the pool
Year 11 student, Chelsea Parlato, was the only Manawatu College student who entered into events at the Manawatu InterSecondary Swimming Sports at the Freyberg Community Pool in Palmerston North last Saturday, March 14th.
Chelsea's performance was incredible and has earned her a spot in the Lower North Island championship, likely to be followed by the New Zealand Champs. Chelsea's results were:
~ 100m Breaststroke - 5th place;
~ 50m Breaststroke - 4th place;
~ 200m Breaststroke - 2nd place; and
~ 100m Individual Medley - 1st place!!
Congratulations on your fantastic performance, Chelsea and we wish you the very best for the Lower North Island competition.
Robertson take the lead in the Inter-House competition
With two events completed for 2015, Robertson House have emerged as the overall leader of the Inter-House competition. While they only managed to finish in third place for the Inter-House Swimming Sports, Robertson had a commanding lead of nearly seven points after the Inter-House Athletics competition, giving them enough of a buffer to remain on top.
Morris House are in second place overall after finishing in second place for both the Swimming and Athletics competitions.
Allen House finished in fourth place for the Atheltics competition but their first place finish in the Swimming Sports gave them enough points to leap-frog Field House; which obviously means that Allen House and Field House are currently third and fourth on the competition leaderboard.
Wednesday February 25th proved to be a fantastic day for our annual
Inter-House Swimming Sports competition. The competitive championship swimmers were in the pool from 8:00am, making an incredible start to an equally incredible day. New students to the College, particularly Jordyn Patterson and Tommaso Caralli, were literally making waves as they cut through the water to record some impressive results.
In the afternoon, the rest of the student body joined in, supporting their House swimmers in the 50m freestyle finals, then making their contribution in the 'fun' events and House relays. The results are still under wraps until tomorrow's Assembly, so watch this space!
As always, our thanks and gratitude to the Sports and PE departments for the immense amount of time and effort invested in both the Athletic and Swimming Sports. Both events were absolutely stellar and we have you guys to thank for that!
Inter-House Athletic Sports
On Wednesday and Friday (February 11th and 13th) we had our annual
Inter-House Athletic Sports competition. Overall, the event was
incredibly successful, with massive numbers of students from each House
participating. The results are still in the process of being tallied but
we are proud to report that at least three event records have been
~ Carla Whittaker - Intermediate Girls' Javelin;
~ Niwa Wilson - Intermediate Boys' 100m;
~ Shay Syme - Junior Boys' High Jump.
More news and the final results will be published when they are made available.
2014 and earlier
Theatre Spotlight shines on Young Performers
In December of 2013, Michiel Dykstra, Leanthra
Moore, Devon Sanson, Josh McKean, Olivia Davenport and Jasmine Burr featured in
the Foxton Little Theatre production of "The Christmas Angel”.
The show was well
received and was nominated in the categories listed below for the Globe Theatre
Awards in Palmerston North:
~ Best Show for Children,
~ Best Ensemble Performance, and
~ Michiel Dykstra was nominated for Best Young
Theatre Awards are a district event where adjudicators go to amateur theatres
in the area, watch the performances and judge them against set criteria. At the
end of the season, the best in each section is then nominated for awards and
prizes are given out to the winners in each category.
his role of Peter, a young boy who was devastated by the death of his
grandfather and became unmanageable to his family, won the category for best
This is an
incredible accomplishment considering the breadth and depth of talent that
exists in the district. The Foxton Little Theatre are proud to see Michiel
being recognised for his performance and Mr Carl Terry of the theatre presented
Michiel with his award at the Manawatu College assembly on July 29th.
After emotional farewells at the end of last term, another group of exchange students have arrived in the College, ready to embark on their international adventure. As they find their feet and settle into things here at the College it is timely to remind our community of the upcoming Narita visit. The visiting party arrives in a couple of weeks and there is still a need for host families over the first weekend in August. If you think you may be able to help, please contact the College Office on 363-6550.
Senior Assessment week begins at the end of this
week, Thursday June 12th to be precise. The assessments continue right
through until Tuesday June 17th. During this time, senior students will
be on study leave and junior students will continue with their normal
All assessments listed in the timetable are compulsory. In addition, Year 11 and 12 students must be in full school uniform when attending their assessment. If you have any questions regarding the timetable or assessment requirements, please contact the College Office.
Senior Assessment Timetable ~ June 12th to June 17th:
Thursday June 12th
Friday June 13th
Monday June 16th
Tuesday June 17th
L1 Science - Jim (Mrs Allan)
9:40am - 11:40am
L1 Ad English (Mr Allan)
9:10am - 10:10am
L1 Science Practical (Mrs Richards)
9:10am - 12:10pm
A1 Science Lab
L1 Digital Technology
9:10am - 11:10am B3 Computer Suite
After having their photos taken towards the end of last term, student photographs are now able to be viewed and purchased. Photolife has an online system to make this process quick and easy, providing each student their individual "shoot key". The shoot key contains instructions and an individualised code which enable you to view and order the photos from the luxury of your own home computer. In addition, and for a very limited time, Photolife will deliver the photos direct to your door at no extra charge.
If you would prefer to order a photograph pack in the traditional manner, please collect an order form from the College Office.
Opunake Sports Exchange
The annual sports exchange between Manawatu College and Opunake High School is still going strong and took place this year over May 28th and 29th.
Opunake High School hosted this year and were the overall victors, winning all but one of the matches. The Manawatu College Volleyball team spoiled Opunake's chances of obtaining a clean sweep, winning their game two sets to one.
Other results and photos will be added once they have been provided.
The travelling team wishes to offer their thanks to their hosts and we look forward to Opunake visiting in 2015.
InterHouse Cross Country - May 7th
In total, 234 students took to the track and ran, walked
and, in some parts, crawled or rolled their way around the Cross Country course.
The weather threatened to be very unkind but held out for most of the afternoon
and every student completed the challenging course.
The top three finishers in each category performed
tremendously well and are listed below. Of particular note is the senior girls’
winner, Sarianna Sievi-Korte, who finished only 5 seconds off the senior girls’
course record! Jason Wallbank also ran well, returning before both the junior
boys and junior girls, despite the fact that the junior girls’ race started 5
minutes before the boys.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated
and supported their House in this competition. Further congratulations to those
who placed competitively and we look forward to seeing more positive results
after the InterSecondary event.