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Swimming at the Aims games was a great experience for
me. I was in 9 events and made 5 finals. I was really tired
by the second day because I would race, get out, get dry
and warm, grab some lollies and go back to marshalling
for my next race. However, I had a great time and so did
all the other swimmers. I hope to compete at Aims again!
Nathan Bothamley and Kate Fraser also swam. Nathan
made 3 finals and did PB's (personal bests) and Kate
managed PB's in her events as well. We swimmers had a
lot of races to complete in a short time over the 2 days so
it was quite exhausting but also very rewarding.
Olivia Clare Rm 20
Our first game was tough and we lost but we got better
from there on. On the first day we played 4 and lost
the first 2. Feeling a little down, we put our hearts into
winning and beat Katikati who was one of the top teams.
At the start of day two we felt confident having won our
last two games. We played extremely well and won
comfortably 3 out of our 4 games. After placing 4th in our
pool we went into the plate. We did well winning all of our
games except for the semis finals and 1 pool match. We
may have got 16th overall but we played with heart and
dignity. The whole experience is amazing and I would
love to do it again.
Most importantly we'd like to give a massive thanks to
Mr Faitaua for all the trainings he ran pre-tournament
and to Ms Western who organised our trip. You both
did very well and Chisnallwood is very lucky to have
you. Special thanks to Mr Bill Barry who assisted at in
Reece Chalklen Rm 9, Rugby 7's captain
Ryoga Mimura was our Golf representative. The first
two days of competition were quite tough weather wise.
Monday saw Ryoga shoot a 1 over par 71. The next
day he had to contend with strong wind and heavy rain
finishing with a round of 80. On Wednesday he shot 73
and on Thursday, a final round of 71.
Ryoga had an impressive tournament taking out 1st
place with a gross score of 295. The next closest
competitor was 313!
Our netball team faced really hard competition
throughout the week but our team spirit was strong
and we all played amazingly well. Each and every one
of us had the minds of winners and we all loved the
experience. At the end of the tournament we had some
wins and close games, but during the time we had all
formed amazing bonds with one another. I am so proud
of our team and how hard we worked.
Of course our experience wouldn't have happened
without Miss Frost, Ms Western, Ann Marie, Mr Faitaua,
Mr McNabb, our teachers, parents and sponsors and
everyone else that contributed to this trip. A big thank
you to you all and well done girls.
Aarleah Ufton Tangaroa Rm 8
Our boys can feel very proud of their efforts during pool
play as they never gave up and battled right to the end
and it certainly paid dividends. We only missed out on
the top eight by two goals spread over nine games, so
we were placed in the plate section, playing for positions
nine to sixteen. This section involved tougher teams
and we came across Peachgrove Intermediate from
Hamilton. In a very close encounter it ended up going
to penalty shootouts, with us finally winning 12-11 after
having gone through our entire team. This was justice
for our team who had just missed out on third place
in the South Island Tournament in Christchurch on
penalties. We eventually finished up in twelfth place out
of forty in New Zealand which is a massive achievement
for the boys. Congratulations to all those involved.
Lwamba and Temwa Chileshe represented Chisnallwood
at squash. We played 6 games during tournament;
player ranked higher than me. The opposition players
were very tough to play against and most games
went to 3 sets and with one of mine going to 5 sets. It
was a wonderful tournament to be part of and a great
experience for both of us. Whilst we played as individuals
our overall result made us winner of the team section
and we came away with gold medals and a trophy.
Thank you to everyone that made it possible for us to be
part of this fantastic tournament.
Lwamba Chileshe Rm 14
Aims Games 2012
Thirty seven students and five staff travelled to Tauranga to attend the 9th Aims Games (Association of
Intermediate a& Middle Schools). This was our 8th year of attendance.
At the opening ceremony Mahe Drysdale and Sarah Walker -- addressed the audience of 6200
competitors and over 1000 coaches/managers.
Our students competed in Golf, Squash, Swimming, Netball, Boys Football and Rugby 7's.
The school sincerely thanks all the parents who travelled to Tauranga to support the teams and
everyone who helped selling chocolates, supplying raffle prizes and selling quiz night tickets and
sponsoring our students. Special thanks goes to Mr Bill Barry for doing our funding application securing
$10,000 from Youthtown.
Room 11 Camp at Takamatua
Monday November 12 to Thursday November 15
Friday November 16
Room 10 Camp at Takamatua
Monday November 19 to Thursday November 22
Kiwi League Tag Tournament Hagley Park
Wednesday November 21
Friday November 23
Friday November 23
Monday November 26 to Thursday November 29
Tuesday November 27
Celia Lashlie Presentation
Tuesday December 4
Monday December 3 to Thursday December 6
Tuesday December 4
Monday December 10 to Thursday December 13
Monday December 17
Tuesday December 18
Wednesday December 19
Term 4 Concludes
Thursday December 20
Evile Pulou Samia
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