Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Swimming Sports rescheduled

Due to the School Closure we have been able to reschedule to next Tuesday 27th February from 10am - 12.15am.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 - new dates

The full year is in the Pages section

2018 Sports’ Dates    -  Fernside School, Rakahuri, NC and Canterbury

TERM I                                                    

School at Dudley 10am – 12.30pm Wednesday 21 February

Rakahuri  12.30pm Thursday 8 March

NC Thursday 22 March

Canterbury Thursday 5 April  Selwyn Aquatic Centre

Community Triathlon Sunday 4 March



CANTERBURY Monday 26th March Ruapuna
Huxster Tag Relay               McLean’s Island
Rakahuri Rage Sunday 18 Feb - a team relay bike 12 years +


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Triathlon & Athletics Achievements

We congratulate our athletes for their efforts in the Canterbury Triathlon & Athletics. Some students excelled earning themselves hard fought placings.

Kirsty Watts won the 10 Girls' Triathlon race by nearly 4 minutes which is a stellar result.

2017 Canterbury Athletics Results

15 students from Fernside made the journey to Ashburton to compete in the 2017 Canterbury Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships on Wednesday 6th.
They competed in 22 different events, which illustrates the depth of their abilities and training.

On top of this achievement, several of our students were placed in the top 20 of field events and several made the sprints finals (top 10). Zoe jumped well in the long jump to place 6th.
Top 3 placings were gained by:

Amelia Fungavaka won the Shot Put for the 2nd year in a row, breaking her own School record (9.509m).
Mya Phillips:  11 girls’ Shot Put 1st 9.82m, Discus 1st 26.98 (beating her own School record)
Mya, Xanthe Jane, Rosa Wheeler, Sienna Watson won the 4 x 100m Relay by at least 20m! 
Xanthe placed 2nd in the 1200m as well.
Lane Foster broke Felix’s 10 boys’ High Jump record clearing 1.24m finishing 3rd.
Zack Lappin won the AWD Discus with an improved 18.97m and was 2nd in Shot 5.72m.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sporting Events

All things Sporting
In Sport this week there are 7 students competing in the Canterbury Triathlon at Pegasus on Wednesday. We admire their tenacity and wish them well - Ashton, Meagan, Cohan, Kirsty, Campbell George, Mitchel Turner and Daniel Watts. 
This week we presented 3 lots of certificates, among them Canterbury ones! 2nd place in the Tennis Competition to Kees, Olivia W, Ed & Max.
This week sees the start of our student led School Tennis Champs in singles and doubles. Students umpire and record all games which are the best of 3 games with a Short Deuce. 
The overall placings for the School Athletics Day in each age and gender group and those placing in the Rakahuri Athletics Championships (still some relay results to come in). Next week, Amelia, Angus, Josh MacD, Jono R-D, Xanthe, Mya, Sienna, Rosa W Tayla M, Zack, Kalio, Kirsty, Lane, Riley, and Zoe compete in 25 events between them at the Canterbury Athletics Championships in Ashburton.
Next week the Promoters of the World U 19 Cricket Cup will be visiting the School from midday to 1 o'clock on Monday. Please feel free to join us if you are mad keen cricket followers. If this clashes with swimming times for our cricketeers we will change their times for the day. 
Year 8 parents are asked to send in a maximum of 5 photographs of their children (and others too please) over the years on School activities or in uniform. Please send them to annabel.wilson@xtra.co.nz
In Basketball Jono R-D played in the All Stars Game and Amelia competed in the 3 point shooting competition! This week sees the start of the play-off rounds which would be a good time to thank your coaches and managers for their work over the season. Please attend your practices. I know that that students get tired at this time of the year but it is important to show gratitude to your coaches who take time to plan and run the practices and games.
During the week we held an Inter-House relay and Throwing Competitionwhich Kahurangi dominated! 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Athletics, tennis & triathlon

This Tuesday is our School Athletics Day so we hope all the students are fighting fit and parents are able to join us.  See the athletics page for the timetable. Next week a team will represent us at the Rakahuri Athletics Championships at Ashgrove Park.

On Wednesday a team of 4 play tennis in the Canterbury Summer Tournament - good luck to Kees, Olivia, Ed & Max.

Entries are open for the Canterbury Triathlon, so please contact Annabel for more information or to enter.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Term 4 and athletics

With springtime comes a sudden interest in exercise and we shed the layers of winter clothes! The School students , however are always running about, whether playing tag, touch or tennis.
Our School athletics day is fast approaching and the relevant information is on the athletics page as it becomes available.
Congratulations to all the students who played representative sport over the holidays. We had many students enjoying tournaments and some stunning successes as well - in basketball and football.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Spring Sports - tennis Opening at Fernside

Congratulations to Xanthe Jane who continues to train hard for the Inter-Provincial Cross Country Championships at the end of this month.
Congratulations to the Jump Jam team training for a National Competition next term.
And also our Fernside Netball Club teams have had considerable success across many grades.

Summer Sports Clubs, Teams and Competitions are being organised! Fernside School has 5 Basketball Teams and 5 Rugby Touch Teams which is great news.

Fernside Tennis Club has their Opening Day on Sunday 17th from 1 - 3 pm. Any enquiries regarding the competitions, and programmes fernsidesecretary@gmail.com