Term 1 2017


Year 5&6 and Year 7&8 School Swimming Sports

Last week we had two days of swimming sports at Glen Innes Pool. The level of competition and sportsmanship throughout both days was excellent. All children swam to the best of their abilities, and come finals time there were some outstanding performances.


Thank you to Mr Nevalagi for great organisation of the sports and to the parents who gave up their days to help as judges.


Year 7&8 Eastern Zone Softball Tournament: Y7 Boys 3rd in Softball

A couple of weeks ago, the St Heliers School Year 7 and Year 8 boys softball teams participated in the 2017 Eastern Zone Boys Softball Tournament. The Year 7 boys team played extremely well and finished
the competition in third place. They played against some of the toughest teams across east Auckland, featuring Point England School and Churchill Park school who came first and second respectively. In the
Year 7 boy’s first game they managed to pull off a win by 2 runs. In their second game they held off Ellerslie School with the score at 17-2 in the first innings, while maintaining the lead to win their second
game. Finally they lost narrowly to Point England and won their final for 3rd and 4th. Both the Year 7 and Year 8 boys teams played really well and displayed great teamwork, team spirit and sportsmanship.


Thanks to all the parent helpers and congratulations to everyone who participated.
By Hugh


Year 7&8 Eastern Zone Softball Tournament

On a cold day in Week 6, the Year 7 and Year 8 girls softball teams attended the Year 7&8 Eastern Zone Girls softball tournament, where they represented St Heliers School very well. The day was one of high spirits and tired legs. We showed sportsmanship and determination on the diamond and support and encouragement from the sidelines. Both teams used the skills we practised in training to good effect.


Thank you to the parents and Mrs Darke who gave up their day to watch chirpy 11 and 12 year olds running around bases, encouraging us as we whacked the balls into the outfield and defended our bases.
By Milly