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2017 News & Events

Greta Gilbert, Y7, is a keen cake decorator and is often making cakes for people.  Last weekend she created a triple layer chocolate cake, with vanilla cream, for a fundraising High Tea held by PADA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Association) at The James Cook Hotel.  She decorated it with a grey water colour on one side and a pink water colour on the other. She had five emoji’s that showed the journey through depression back to happiness. The main auction was Depressed Cakes.  These were to have grey in them in some way to represent the greyness of depression.   Most of the cakes were donated by some of Wellington’s most celebrated cake makers.  Greta was the youngest and most novice cake maker.  Her cake was very well received and reached the highest auction price of the day - $180

Congratulations to Tannith Potgieter Y11 who recently played in the Regional Mixed Pair Bowls Championships. She got through to the last 16 out of 106 teams, a phenomenal achievement! Johnsonville Bowling Club commented, “In open competition, one of the most intriguing aspects of our sport can be a match-up between the most and least experienced players. And so, among the last 16 of (the) Bowls Specialist Mixed Pairs, new 1-5 rep Tannith Potgieter found herself playing against Rob Ashton.” Rob is one of the top players in New Zealand. Well done Tannith!

Well done to Maddie Leslie Y10 & Millie at the Hawkes Bay Royal 
A & P Dressage Competition this week. She won Level 1C Pony Dressage with a score of 67.115%, Level 2B Pony Dressage scoring 62.661% and came second in Level 2C Pony Dressage with 65% which was the first time that they had ever ridden that test. Thank you to our sponsor The Horsewear House for supporting this combination. Millie now loves peanut butter sandwiches.

Maddie Leslie, Maxine Taylor, Rose Hurst and Lauren Hunt (all Y10)
competed at the Solway College Interschool Dressage at Clairville on 20 September.  The team did very well placing 4th in their Senior Division. Sophie Green supported as groom.

Tannith Potgeiter (Y11)
has been selected as a Wellington representative for Bowls, Year 1-5. Excellent news!

Tannith Potgeiter (Y11) has been selected to coach 5 and 6 year olds as part of the ANZ Future Ferns programme. She had an incredible day of coaching on Thursday, with Irene van Dyk, as a lead-in to this!

Blake Paynter (Y10) represented Samuel Marsden at the 2017 Mercury Regatta held at Lake Karapiro on 25/26 February. The regatta comprised of rowers from Secondary Schools from all over the North Island.  Blake raced in the Under 16 scull and also teamed up with Elliot Rose from Hutt International Boys School to row in the Under 15 double scull and Under 16 double scull. Blake paired up with Elliot Rose from HIBS for the two double sculls races and although they didn’t make the finals they completed the 2km race in the quickest time recorded this season for the Porirua Rowing Club.