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.
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.