We were blessed with fine sunny weather for a week, helping the grounds dry out and making it possible for us to run our annual School Cross Country event on an idyllic day.
Here is Nikau’s Weather Report written in the morning of 24th August
‘Today Nikau is here to report the news. In Orakei it is very sunny and good for Cross Country. There’s some breeze but there is no trace of rain at all. God chose this day to be sunny.’
Congratulations St Joseph’s students for your excellent effort and participation in our annual Cross Country event. It was great to see your perseverance and determination to keep going and do your best. We are proud of the way you encouraged each other in your cheering, and guiding and supporting younger students to complete their circuit.
Thank you to all the parents and staff, who helped with running the event, recording results, handing out place cards, and acting as marshals around the course. It was a great team effort and your help is greatly appreciated. We had a fantastic turn out of parents and grandparents, it really makes this event a celebration when so many of you come. It goes without saying the children appreciate your support and applause.
1st Delany: 24 points, 2nd equal: Joseph and MacKillop: 18 points, and 3rd Brigid: 13 points
Congratulations to the following students who gained 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in their Year Group:
|Year 1 Girls||Samantha Snead||Lilly Morris||Mara Chamberlain|
|Year 1 Boys||Benedict Wimsett||Milieni Vaisima||Kian O’Connor|
|Year 2 Girls||Malia Mailingi||Janelle Oloito’a||Lani Uluinayau|
|Year 2 Boys||Matteo Magni Fenollar||Louis Diamond||Geo Pulotu|
|Year 3 Girls||Esme Reid||Jade Olliffe||Tess O’Connor|
|Year 3 Boys||Koia Cook||David Bolivar||Arturo Fernandez – Cruz|
|Year 4 Girls||Patty Dolan||Lola Chamberlain||Summer Olliffe|
|Year 4 Boys||Hamish Blakeney||Tyler Rowe||Luca George|
|Year 5 Girls||Odile Dolan||Isla Cousins||Grace O’Connor|
|Year 5 Boys||Mauri Harriman||Matthew Perkins, Oliver Vietri|
|Year 6 Girls||Isabelle Gibson||Isabella Lee||Tallulah Murphy|
|Year 6 Boys||Jack Blakeney||Jack Williams||George Breen|
Bays Suburbs Cross Country
Congratulations to all the students who competed and represented St Joseph’s School so well. These students came in the top 20 and deserve a special mention for their efforts and skilful running.
- Year 6 Girls: Isabelle Gibson 2nd place
- Year 5 Boys: Mauri Harriman 11th place
- Year 6 Boys: Jack Blakeney 12th Place
- Year 4 Boys: Tyler Rowe 17th place.
Thank you to Rochelle Cook who managed the team on the day, and to all the parents who transported and supported the team.