At St 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.
On Friday 11th August our St Therese Intermediate Netball Team competed in the Central Zone Netball Tournament. Our girls played exceptionally well competing in the Year 8 grade, despite most of our girls being Year 7's, and placing 11th. It was great to see them show their skill level, teamwork, positive attitude and belief in every game they played.
Ala and Paris lead by example as captain and vice-captain for the tournament.
A huge thank you to the many parents and whanau members who came along to support the girls, as well as the Team Manager; Elina, and our umpire; Emmanuela Filipo.
A particular thank you to Rey, the Team Coach, for the time and dedication he has put into his role, practicing the girls during lunchbreaks and after school to ensure they developed their understanding of the game, as well as their fitness and skills.
We are extremely proud of the way the girls represented the school and congratulate them on their successes.
On Thursday 29th June, the St Therese Primary Rugby League Team attended the Auckland Rugby League Central Zone Tournament at Cox’s Bay. This was the first year that we have had a rugby league team and although they did not place in the tournament, we are proud of their efforts in training leading up to the day and their performance on the day.
The St Therese Intermediate Netball Team have represented our school wonderfully in the First Round Championship of the new Auckland Netball Three Kings Competition 2017. Our intermediate girls have worked really hard during their practices after school and have played together as team throughout Term 2. We wish them the best of luck leading into the Second Round Champoinships next term.
Both the Intermediate Boys and Girls Tag Teams played really well in this year's CZ Tag Tournament, especially our girls who showed a lot of character, doing the basics well and playing together as a team. Paris did a fantastic job as the girls team captain, she lead by example and communicated well. There were great runaway tries from Meela, Mataele and Paris. Lenny also did well to lead the boys around the park and to score 2 tries himself along with individual tries to Jon and Ofa. Both our teams played with a lot of heart, determination and never gave up, well done to Lenny and the boys and Paris and the girls. A huge thank you to Rey, our coach, who put in a lot of time and effort preparing and guiding the teams. Also, a big thanks to all the parents and whanau who came to show their support for the team.
The St Therese School Year 5 and 6 Rippa Rugby Team represented St Therese School with pride at the Mt Roskill Zone Rippa Rugby Tournament played at Cox’s Bay Reserve. Vainiaku Tupou captained the team throughout the day, along with Falamoe Fau’ese as the vice captain. The team played 5 games, displaying teamwork skills and sportsmanship. We are proud of their efforts and look forward to the next Rippa Tournament coming later in the year.
Our St Therese Year 7 and 8 athletes who competed in CZ Intermediate School Championships 2016 did very well at their chosen events, in particular, Paris who finished 2nd in the Year 7 200m finals and 3rd equal in the Year 7 100m finals.
We congratulate Gretta, Chloe, Ala, Paris, Salesi, Paula, Lenny, Najeer and Delbert for the effort they put into preparations for their events and for representing our school with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
A huge thank you to Rey, who gave up his time to train these students in the days leading up the Championships and for being there to support whole-heartedly at the event.
Both the St Therese Primary and Intermediate Netball Teams had an awesome season of Saturday netball and received awards for placing in their grades in the championship.
The St Therese Intermediate Team received the runners up award in the 1st Round Championship. The St Therese Primary Netball Team received the winners cup and trophy for coming first in the 2nd Round Championship.
A special congratulations to Gretta Filipo and Ilisapeti Makoni who both received the Fair Play / Sportsmanship certificates.
A huge thanks to Rey, Lynda and all those who supported the girls throughout the season.
The St Therese Primary netball team displayed great skill, technique and teamwork as they placed 1st in their grade at the MRZ Netball Tournament.
We are very proud of the girls and the way in which they represented the school.
The Year 7 and 8 students of St Therese School had the amazing opportunity to spend the day at Mt Smart Stadium with some of the Vodafone Warriors, learning about their values, with a focus on Teamwork. Jerome Ropati led activities and lessons around what it means to be part of a team and the values and attitudes that a member of a team needs to have for that team to be successful. Junior Pauga (from the Junior Warriors) and Georgia Hale (from the New Zealand Women’s Rugby League Team) also helped to run the session. We came away from the day with a better understanding of our values, of teamwork and of each other. We thank KidsCan and the Vodafone Warriors for making this experience possible.
Our primary girls had a fantastic day at the Girls Mt Roskill Zone Hockey Tournament on Tuesday 28th June. They played well together and never gave up, remained positive and most importantly had fun. They won all 5 games and came 1st place out of ten which is great work done by them and all of the coaching by Barry Bryan, Reymar Valenzuela and their teachers and parents.
Well done to our captain Ilisapeti, our team of excellent girls and special mention to Mataele who was awarded Player of the Tournament for Sportsmanship by Barry Bryan and was given a Gray’s Hockey stick not for skills and playing ability but for her leadership, positivity and teamwork. Many thanks to Reymar Valenzuela for taking our girls and his undying support and encouragement!