June 2017


Year 7&8 Eastern Zone Swimming Sports

On Friday 24 March, a few St Heliers students represented the school at the Eastern Zone Swimming sports held at the Sacred Heart Aquatic Centre. The swimmers competed in races against lots of other schools such as Churchill Park, Kohimarama, Kings and Baradene to name a few. We arrived on the day, pumped and ready to race. The school did really well and a few of us qualified for the finals. Congratulations to all the swimmers, especially Jack Dempsey who qualified to compete at the Auckland Interzone Competition. Overall it was a really great day with lots of competition, races and determination.
Amy & Oskar, Y7 Students


Year 7&8 Interzone Swimming Sports

On Wednesday 5 April, I represented St Heliers School at the 2017 Auckland Interzone Swimming Sports held at Diocesan School in Epsom. I qualified by finishing third overall in the Year 7 Boys 50m Backstroke at the Eastern Zone Swimming Sports held just a week before this event. The level of competition was fierce with the best swimmers competing from all over Auckland. I placed 9th overall against 23 other year 7 boys. This was a really fun event to be have been a part of.
Jack, Y7 Student


Year 7&8 Eastern Zone Tag Tournament

On Thursday 6 April, two tag teams from St Heliers competed in the EZ Tag Tournament. The two teams were a mix of Year 7s and Year 8s, one mixed girls team and one mixed boys team.

Both teams had some good wins. The boys managed to earn a draw with Point England who had been undefeated in the matches prior. For most of the game Point England had the upper hand, leading 5 - 1, but near the end St Heliers were able to score two two-point tries using nothing other than accurate passing. The girls first game was against Bailey Road and although we lost 8-6 we managed to score an awesome two point try. The girls then had two good wins over Panmure District and Parnell. The girls lost their last game against Point England 10-2 who we know are a very good team.

Overall the girls team won two out of four games. The boys won two matches against Bailey Road and Panmure District, drew two with Point England and Sylvia Park, and lost to Parnell.

Both teams enjoyed the tournament and were happy with their results.

By Braden and Lexie, Y8 Students