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Interschool Parasports 2014
The 20th Annual Interschool Parasports were held in the grounds of Mt Roskill Primary and Intermediate Schools on Friday 28 March. The event was officially opened by yachtsmen from Sailability, an organisation which provides sailing experiences for people with disabilities. It was attended by over 200 students with disabilities, from throughout the Auckland area. The participants were supported by buddies, parents, and caregivers. Thanks go to Mr O’Reilly, Principal of Mt Roskill Primary School, for allowing the use of his school as a venue.
The smooth running of the event was as the result of careful planning by the committee from the Mt Roskill schools, and with the support of the wider schools’ staff and students. Special thanks go to Westpac Bank personnel who provided the sausages and staff for a sausage sizzle with proceeds helping to fund the sports. We also acknowledge and thank Rampworx, who every year provide portable aluminium ramps for the very popular wheelchair obstacle courses.
This is an annual event which takes place in March each year and is open to all primary aged students with special needs. The entire event was most successful.
|Special Olympics: Athletics Ribbon Day 2014|
On Tuesday 18 March, Mt Roskill Intermediate Tennyson Centre (formerly Special Education Unit) competed in the 1st Special Olympics event of 2014. This was for Athletics and was held at Mt Smart stadium in Penrose. There were approximately 400 students competing from various intermediate, college and special schools throughout Central and West Auckland.
We had 23 students competing in various events. The events included 100m, 200m, 25m and 50m sprints, wheelchair races, walking races, shot put, turbo javelin and 4 x 100m relay races. Each student received a ribbon for their respective events. We entered 2 four by 100 metre relay teams who ran with lots of energy! The ribbon system is: Red-1st; Blue-2nd; Yellow-3rd; Sky Blue-4th; Peach-5th; Olive-6th; Purple-7th; Pink-Participant. The day was hot and fine and was enjoyed by all of the students who participated.
On behalf of our unit we would like to extend a huge thank you to those parents who attended and supported their children, helped out during the day or helped with transport! These events aren’t possible without the support of parent help, so thank you. I would also like to thank our staff for working so hard.
(Teacher Aide/Unit Sports & P.E. Coordinator)
from left: Tiana Keung, Sheetal Rawat, Hannah Zheng, Neha Ashok, Aanchal Rawat, Shania Gates, Lara Gill, Samia Jahangir with coach Paul Ghezzi
The Mt Roskill Girls Cricket team had a fantastic win at the Central Zone competition on Thursday, 10 April at Thomas Bloodworth Park, Parnell.
The team, comprising of Samia Jahangir (C), Neha Ashok, Sheetal Rawat, Aanchal Rawat, Lara Gill, Tiana Keung, Shania Gates and Hannah Zheng played four games, winning each to come out in first place in the social division.
Following at easy win against St Cuths (with a 53 run victory), the team battled courageously against a tough Auckland Normal Intermediate side, winning by just 8 runs. Next came a close tussle against Royal Oak Intermediate, again a win by a narrow margin of 18 runs.
The ever effervescent eight-some completed their winning streak with a decisive 38 run win against Remuera Intermediate, beating their second placing in 2013 by winning this years friendly competition.
“We had an awesome time,” comments team captain Samia. “The girls played so well, we represented our school to the best of our ability.”
Mt Roskill Intermediate Year 7 Girls Softball team is the Auckland Intermediate School Champions.
Congratulations girls. The win is a credit to your commitment to practices, team spirit and sportsmanship.
Year 7 team: Alix Bedwell, Justine Bedwell, Juanita Fifita, Lose Fonua, Christina Magele Mariner, Shona Matini (absent for Interzone), Katana Mu, Grace Natanielu, Bethany Sauaga, Reesey Toala, Mele Tu’uefiafi. TIC – Karin Collings.
Our chess team of: - Gaurav Pahuja
- Daniel Gong
- Euan McDougall
- Caroline Yan
placed Ist at the Chess Tournament held at Somerville Intermediate on Wednesday, 12 March.
Below: 1st and 2nd place teams at the MRGS Chess Tournament (Friday, 14 March).
Year 7 Trip to the Ports of Auckland
Year 7 students made a trip to the Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Museum in March to discover the history of the Port and how it connects New Zealand to our Global Community. The visit was organised as part of our 'Global Communities' inquiry study.
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Year 8 Sky Tower and Maritime Museum Visit
Recently the year 8 classes visited New Zealand’s tallest tower and largest Maritime Museum. From the 386m Sky Tower we could see many iconic landscapes of Auckland like the Auckland Harbour Bridge, One Tree Hill and The City Viaduct.
|For some it was their first trip up the tower and walking on the glass tiles was an awesome experience. |
At the museum we learned many facts about New Zealand history. It was an inspiring and enjoyable experience for everyone.
We thank all the relatives, friends and teachers for their support to make this trip possible. By Charles & Malia
2013 Photo Gallery
Bush walk and trek
Surf Life Saving
|Year 8 Camp 2013|
|Maori Graduation 2013|
|Ski Trip - August 2013|
|Volvo Ocean Race Village Trip|