After last year’s successful term 3 sports exchange with St Thomas More, we have decided to expand this year’s event. We are really happy to announce that St Mary’s Rotorua will be joining St Mary’s Tauranga and St Thomas More on the last week of term 3 to compete in Netball, Basketball and Football. This sports exchange will be open to all our Year 5 and 6 students. As soon as all the information is finalised we will send more information.
National Taekwondo Champhionships
Jazmine Oficial competed in the 9 – 12 year old age group at the National Taekwondo Champhionships finishing an amazing 1st in Sparing, 1st Pair Poomsae (forms or defined pattern of attack and defensive movements), 1st Individual Poomsae. With two more years in this category, I am sure she will continue to have great success.
Miniball World Cup
In the last week of term 2 a St Mary’s team of Areta Kahura, Louie Gash, Kees Schiphorst, Makae Fuller, Alexander Bayliss, Loimata Paaka, Joshua Fausett, Cormac Gardiner, Kahlia Gardiner-Hano and George Hopkins competed as Russia in the Miniball World Cup. Out of the 32 teams who competed at the tournament, our St Mary’s team WON THE COMPETITION!!!!!
To top off what was a fantastic day, they also finished 2nd in the best dressed competition. On behalf of everybody involved I would like to say a huge thank you to Wayne Fausett, who coached the team for a very full on and long day.
I would also like to congratulate Areta Kahura, who was named in the tournament team from the Miniball World Cup. This team does not play any games, but is made up of the best players from every team who competed.
During the July school holidays, Benjamin Petrik competed in the Christchurch International Cup. There are over 1,000 players at this football tournament, for teams from the Asia-Pacific region. Congratulations to Ben and his team who finished 4th against some very high quality teams. Ben has also been chosen, as part of the Tauranga All Stars Football Academy to travel to Scotland and England in December this year to play against four academies there (Rangers FC, Kilmarnock FC, Manchester City FC and Burnley FC).