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2017 News Archive

Callum Walker, Y10, has been accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance Associate Programme for 2018.  It was a nationwide audition so represents an amazing achievement for him.  Congratulations Callum!  

Maddie Leslie, Y10, took both her horses to the Hawkes Bay Showing Championships. She entered her hack, Hollybank Santiago, in Inhand Show Hack, winning Reserve Champion. In the afternoon her pony, Classic Beauty, won Champion Novice Saddle Hunter Pony. Maddie also won the Novice Junior Rider and Open Rider class for 12, 13 & 14 year olds. She then rode in the final qualifying class winning Reserve Champion Junior Rider of the Show.  Well done Maddie!



Greta Gilbert, Y7
, is a keen cake decorator and is often making cakes for people.  In November 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.