At Therese School we aim to promote and enhance the health and well-being of the students through physical education and physical activity programmes. Students are involved in a variety of activities including games, sports, gymnastics, dance, outdoor pursuits, fitness and aquatics.
Our students were very fortunate to be invited to lead the New Zealand Heartland, Fijian, Samoan and Tongan Rugby Teams onto the field at Eden Park during the Pasifika Challenge Double-Header. Each child received their t-shirt and lined up next to one of the famous rugby players in the tunnel and waited patiently. When announced, they ran out onto the field with a member of the team and stood in front as the national anthems were sung. It was a very exciting experience and many students were even spotted on Sky Sport. The students made the most of the day by getting their faces painted and creating motivational signs to hold up for the teams.
Our St Therese Primary and Intermediate Netball Teams have both had a fantastic season this year and attended the Three Kings Netball Competition Prizegiving on Saturday, 7th September.
We are proud of all players that participated in the competition. They worked hard in training, supported each other as team mates and represented the school with pride.
A particular congratulations to Vanessa Ugapo and Annikah Iosefo, who received the Fair Play Award for their teams. Also, to the St Therese Primary Team for placing first in the B grade in the first Championship Round.
To our coaches, Shania and Sarah, we thank you for all the time and energy you put into this role. We know that your guidance and coaching enabled our students to develop their skills, sportsmanship and knowledge of the game. Elina, your support for the Primary team, as Manager, is greatly appreciated.
To the parents and whanau community, we thank you for ensuring your daughters attended training and for being there every Saturday, rain or shine, to cheer on the team with words of encouragement.
We look forward to next year's netball season.
We had a fantastic time dancing and exercising in our Zumba lesson during our lunch break.
Sonia, our Zumba Instructor, taught us energetic and fun movements to some of our favourite songs.
Congratulations to the St Therese Primary Netball Team who placed 4th in the A Grade today at the Mt Roskill Zone Netball Tournament. We are very proud of the way you played and the sportsmanship and teamwork you displayed throughout the day. A special thank you to their coach, Shania, for your efforts and support all season and today. Also, thank you to the parents and family members that came along to cheer the team on. The girls are lucky to have such a wonderful group of supporters.
The students of Room 6 really enjoyed learning about AFL. This was not a well known sport among the students and it was great to see everyone give it a go and learn the key skills, such as kicking, bouncing and the hand pass. Over the lessons we grew in our understanding of the sport and by the end of the term all students could participate in a proper game of AFL.
Our Year 5 & 6 Girls Football Team played with energy and enthusiasm in all their games at the MRZ Tournament held at Eden Park. We are very proud of the way they represented St Therese School and consistently showed great sportsmanship.
An amazing day out in the sun, working together, improving our Football skills and making new friends at the MRZ Boys Football Tournament held at Eden Park.
Our Year 5 & 6 Boys Football Team were so excited to get a close up look at the FIFA Women's Football World Cup Trophy at Eden Park.
What an amazing experience meeting Sarai Bareman at today's Mt Roskill Zone Football Fun Day at Eden Park. Sarai Bareman is a New Zealand born former footballer, who represented Samoa. She is the current Chief Women's Football Officer for FIFA and brought along the Women's World Cup Trophy for all to see.
Our Year 7 & 8 students had an awesome experience learning kayaking skills today at Wero Whitewater Park. They braved the chilly water to learn different types of strokes, play kayak basketball, and develop the technique needed to get back in a kayak after having the wobbles and falling out. This will be a day they won't forget anytime soon. We are very proud of their efforts, resilience and support of each other.
Our year 5 and 6 students participated in the MRZ inter-schools softball competition. With some outstanding moments and great sportsmanship all around, it was a very successful day. Well done to the two softball teams entered.
This term, Rooms 4, 5, and 6 have been participating in cricket lessons for KiwiSport. A lot of the students had never played cricket before and really enjoyed learning how to bowl, bat and field. Auckland cricket kindly gifted us some equipment so the students can keep working on their new skills!
On the 29th of November 2018, 14 St Therese students attended the Mt Roskill Primary Athletics.
Everyone participated well and showed great support for everyone competing.
Well done to Eric, Loleni, Magila, Henry and Javan who all made finals in the sprints. Congratulations to Javan who placed 3rd in the 50m, and 2nd in the 75m finals.
On Thursday the 22nd of November, 8 Intermediate pupils attended the Central Zone Athletics.
The students did really well competing against so many other schools and had a great day in the sunshine.
Well done to JJ who finished 3rd in his 200m and Mataele who finished 3rd in the Shotput. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud!
On Friday the 9th of November, St Therese had their school Athletics Day at Mt Roskill Primary. The students had a great day competing in sprints, relays, long jump, high jump and shot put. They also had some fun novelty races which included a sack race and three legged race. We saw some amazing talent coming through, all the students showed great participation and did the school proud! St Francis (green house) were the winners of the day - these are the results.
BOYS TRACK: 5 yrs - 1st Tom, 2nd Jude, 3rd William Afu
6 yrs - 1st Eyob, 2nd Isileli, 3rd Zaavan
7 yrs - 1st Ammon, 2nd Finan, 3rd Connor
8 yrs - 1st Javan, 2nd Oliver, 3rd equal Henry, Peter, Agape
9 yrs - 1st Rafa, 2nd Finau, 3rd Ermias
10 yrs - 1st Eric, 2nd Pene, 3rd Tonga
11 yrs - 1st Geo, 2nd Asipeli, 3rd Gabriel
12 yrs - 1st Sam, 2nd Titi, 3rd Joseph
13 yrs - 1st JJ, 2nd Abisht, 3rd Matthew
GIRLS TRACK: 5 yrs - 1st Bella, 2nd Ofa, 3rd Una
6 and 7 yrs - 1st Eva, 2nd Ariannah, 3rd Johannah
8 yrs - 1st Magila, 2nd Aylen, 3rd Mia
9 yrs - 1st Fatima, 2nd Ariana, 3rd Hermela
10 yrs - 1st Loleni, 2nd Sharna, 3rd Mercy
11 yrs - 1st Aalisha, 2nd Ofa, 3rd Sheila
12 yrs - 1st Meela, 2nd Fiona, 3rd Vainiaku
13 yrs - 1st Mataele, 2nd Gloria, 3rd Zuan
BOYS FIELD High Jump: 6 yrs - 1st equal Eyob, Isileli, Zaavan
7 yrs - 1st Jaavan, 2nd Connor, 3rd equal Ammon, Tevita H
8 yrs - 1st Agape, 2nd Peter,
9 yrs - 1st Rafa, 2nd equal Finau and Sione, 3rd Ermias
10 yrs - 1st equal Eric and Pene, 2nd Tonga, 3rd Uluau
11 yrs - 1st Geo
12 yrs - 1st Sam, 2nd Joseph, 3rd Titi
13 yrs - 1st JJ, 2nd Keean, 3rd Abisht
Long Jump: 5 yrs - 1st Tom, 2nd Jude, 3rd equal Nathaniel and Soni
6 yrs - 1st William F, 2nd Zaavan, 3rd equal Dominic and Isileli
7 yrs - 1st Javan, 2nd Finan, 3rd Connor
8 yrs - 1st Agape, 2nd Peter, 3rd Oliver
9 yrs - 1st Rafa, 2nd Sione, 3rd Kosilio
10 yrs - 1st Tonga, 2nd Semu, 3rd Pene
11 yrs - 1st Geo, 2nd Asipeli, 3rd Gabriel
12 yrs - 1st Joseph, 2nd Sam, 3rd Raphael
13 yrs - 1st JJ, 2nd Keean, 3rd Abisht
Shotput: 5 yrs - 1st William Afu, 2nd Jude, 3rd Tom
6 yrs - 1st Isileli, 2nd William F, 3rd Dominic
7 yrs - 1st Josiah, , 2nd Javan, 3rd Finan
8 yrs - 1st Henry, 2nd Peter, 3rd Agape
9 yrs - 1st Rafa, 2nd Antonio, 3rd Ermias
10 yrs - 1st Tonga, 2nd Adagio, 3rd Semu
11 yrs - 1st Geo, 2nd Asipeli, 3rd Gabriel
12 yrs - 1st Sam 2nd Titi, 3rd Joseph
13 yrs - 1st JJ, 2nd Keean, 3rd Brandon
GIRLS FIELD High Jump: 5 yrs - 1st equal Una and Bella
6 yrs - 1st Johanna
7 yrs - 1st Eva
8 yrs - 1st Magila
9 yrs - 1st Keleni
10 yrs - 1st Sharna, 2nd Loleni
11 yrs - 1st equal Aalisha and Ofa, 2nd equal Sheila and Vanessa
12 yrs - 1st Vainiaku, 2nd Meela, 3rd Jazmin
13 yrs - 1st Nardos, 2nd Theresa, 3rd equal Gloria and Ilisapeti
Long Jump: 5 yrs - 1st Bella, 2nd Ofa, 3rd Ayla
6 yrs - 1st Ariannah, 2nd Johanna
7 yrs - 1st Eva, 2nd Jezebel
8 yrs - 1st Aylen, 2nd Misha, 3rd Hola
9 yrs - 1st Fatima, 2nd Ariana, 3rd Keleni
10 yrs - 1st Sharna, 2nd Mercy, 3rd Hope
11 yrs - 1st Ofa, 2nd Sheila, 3rd Vanessa
12 yrs - 1st Vainiaku, 2nd Meela, 3rd Fiona
13 yrs - 1st Mataele, 2nd Gloria, 3rd Ilisapeti
On Wednesday the 31st of October, twelve Intermediate students attended the Central Zone Touch tournament. The students had a great day out in the sun, worked well as a team and showed improvement as they won their last game against Pasadena. Gloria scored one try, Mataele scored three, Keean came very close twice, but got touched right on the try line! Our Player of the Day for his incredible speed, skill and our top try scorer with four tries was JJ.
On Tuesday the 23rd of October 30 students from Year 4, 5 and 6 attended the ‘Kiwisport Challenge’
The students were split into two teams. They had a great day in the sunshine playing some of their favourite sports, and trying new games.
They took part in Scatterball, Non-Stop Cricket, T-Ball, Hoopla, Water Relay, Rob the Nest.
The day finished with Tug of War and St Therese did exceptionally well. Both teams had to vs each other in the Semi-Final, but St Therese 2 came out on top and fought to the end to win the final!
Well done to all children for great sportsmanship throughout the day!
A fantastic day was had by all at our St Therese Cross Country Competition today. A huge thank you to all the parents and whanau that came along to support and also to Miss Cutler for organising an awesome day. We were so impressed by the fitness and determination of all our students, who made us very proud.
On Wednesday the 19th of September, the Intermediate girls competed at the AAIMS League Tournament. The team gained a lot of confidence throughout the day, made some hard tackles and had great runs with the ball. The Player of the Day was Gloria, she stepped up last minute to make up numbers for the team and gave 100 % in every game. A special mention to Asciat, who was approached by one of the tournament organisers to her to tell her how outstanding she performed. Lastly, a big thank you to Rey. The girls have been training with him every Monday and Wednesday for most of Term 3 and we appreciate the time he has put in.
Room 6 have thoroughly enjoyed their rugby sessions facilitated by JP from Auckland Rugby. These lessons taught us not only the rules of Rugby, but important skills that are needed to be part of a team.
Each session was filled with fun games that enabled us to practice a range of skills and techniques and we worked our way up to playing a full game.
The St Therese Primary and Intermediate Netball Teams attended the Three Kings prizegiving on Saturday the 15th of September.
Congratulations to the two recipients of the Fair Play Award – Eric and Gloria and to the Intermediate girls for placing 2nd in the B grade. We are very proud of you all.
We are very proud of our students’ successes outside of school and we celebrated four sporting achievements at our Friday assembly.
Uluau was selected for the Under 10 Cook Island Rugby team.
Javan was selected for the Under 9 Niue Rugby team.
Abisht placed 2nd in the Auckland Karate Competition.
Keean was selected to represent Auckland in his age group for rugby.
Well done boys!
Every Friday of Term 3 Rooms 4 – 6 have been playing Badminton as part of the KiwiSport programme.
This was new to many of the students and they enjoyed competing against their friends.
This season the St Therese Primary and Intermediate Netball teams improved in both their teamwork and ability. The students showed great commitment attending training sessions twice a week, and competing every Saturday morning. We are very proud of their efforts. The St Therese Intermediate team finished with a great result of 2nd in the B Grade. The Primary team had a lot of students playing netball for the first time and they all showed great promise for the next season! We would like to thank our umpires Virginia Victor, Ana and Alisi Otufangavalu we really appreciate you taking the time to help out every Saturday. St Therese would also like to extend a very big thank you to our coaches, Reymar Valenzuela and Eileen Makasini who stepped up to train our students and attend their games every week. We appreciate the time and energy you spend supporting our students.
On Friday the 7th of September the Intermediate Netball girls were presented with awards by their coach Rey.
Player of the Tournament: Ilisapeti
Best Defenders: Theresa and Gloria
Best Attacker: Meela
This is the last year of St Therese Netball for these students and we will miss them in the team next year!
On Thursday the 23rd of August the St Therese Primary Netball team attended the Mt Roskill Zone Netball tournament. The students played exceptionally well throughout the day and worked as a team to win 5 out of their 7 games. They placed 2nd in the tournament just behind Waikowhai. A very big thank you to Ana Otufangavalu who stepped up to coach and umpire on the day.
On the 10th of August the Intermediate Netball team competed at the Central Zone Netball tournament. The girls worked well together and finished 13th, which is a great result playing in the Year 8 grade.
Player of the Tournament: Ilisapeti Makoni
Best Defence: Theresa Augsburg and Gloria Akatere
Best Attacker: Meela Pua-Valenzuela
A group of Year 7 and 8 girls attended the Central Zone Futsal tournament. The girls worked well as a team and showed support for each other. The player of the day was Theresa, she scored the first goal for the Year 8 girls and displayed great sportsmanship.
Champion of Champions
On the 8th of May the Intermediate girls attended the Auckland Tag Champion of Champions. The team qualified for this event after winning the Central Zone competition in Term 1.
Our girls finished 5th out of the 6 teams. Considering these teams are the winners of each zone in Auckland, this was a good experience for our girls to compete at this level and the first time for our school to qualify for this tournament, so proud of all the girls on doing their best.