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  • New Zealand Young Physicists' National Tournament

    The Auckland Grammar School Physics team earned third place in the final of the New Zealand Young Physicists' National Tournament held at the Engineering department at the University of Canterbury. In addition to their third placing, A. Gao, Y. Yang and J. Chan all of 7A were selected as part of the New Zealand squad of...

    The Auckland Grammar School Physics team earned third place in the final of the New Zealand Young Physicists' National Tournament held at the Engineering department at the University of Canterbury.

    In addition to their third placing, A. Gao, Y. Yang and J. Chan all of 7A were selected as part of the New Zealand squad of nine students for final selection to the team of five students going to Singapore for the International Young Physicists' Tournament in early July. Our congratulations are extended to these young men.

    The students have a new problem to research and present their findings to the national selection panel. The selection will occur over the weekend of Saturday 8-Sunday 9 April.
    Third place
    A. Gao, Y. Yang and J. Chan from 7A with their coach, Mr Gavin Jennings (left) and their bronze medals

  • Update from Summer Tournament Week

    *Baseball* After two days of pool play the team remains undefeated, thanks to a strong hitting line-up. They will need to maintain their competence in this area as well as make sure that their defence is flawless as they head into semi-finals Wednesday morning. *Cricket* The Colts Cricket team secured their second win of the week yesterday, defeating...

    Baseball
    After two days of pool play the team remains undefeated, thanks to a strong hitting line-up. They will need to maintain their competence in this area as well as make sure that their defence is flawless as they head into semi-finals Wednesday morning.

    Cricket
    The Colts Cricket team secured their second win of the week yesterday, defeating St Bede's College, Christchurch by 17 runs.

    St Bede's won the toss and sent Grammar into bat. After being 9 for 1 in the opening overs the team consolidated their innings and a solid partnership of 90 runs between Marconi and Stephan had them on target for a commanding score. The loss of quick wickets changed the momentum and the team struggled to 167 all out in the final over.

    The St Bede's run chase started with an early wicket before a solid partnership saw them taking control of the game at 72 for 1. Arora’s bowling changed the momentum again, taking the prized St Bede’s wicket along with two further wickets to finish with figures of 3 for 25 off his 7 overs. The team bowled St Bede’s out in the 39th over to remain unbeaten after two days at the national tournament.

    Today the team play New Plymouth Boys' High School who are also unbeaten to date. After overnight rain, this is clearing and a late start seems possible.

    Disc Ultimate
    The Premier Team defeated Takapuna Grammar comfortably 13-4 and played their semi-final against Onslow College, winning 13-1. They met Westlake Boys’ High School in the National Final, winning 13-2 to be crowned 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Disc Ultimate Champions.

    The Premier 2 team upset Hutt Valley High School, 7-5, to qualify for a semi-final berth against Westlake Boys’ – an outstanding achievement. A fuller report will be presented along with the team crossing stage next week.

    Rowing
    18 Grammar crews were in action on Day Two of the Maadi Cup Regatta. All crews progressed to the next stages of their events. A highlight of racing was the Under 17 four team who won their heat in a strong finishing race.

    The Under 18 eight have critical race today in their repechage where only first place will be enough to get them through to the A final on Saturday. Today 12 Grammar crews compete in a range of repechages and quarterfinals.

    Tennis
    The Premier Tennis team had a frustrating day 2 of the National Championships. Tied 1 all in a vital tie against Wellington College, Grammar failed to start quickly or alter the dynamic to lose both the No 1 and 2 singles matches in two tough sets.

    Down 3-1, the doubles matches were split to result in a 2-4 loss. The second tie of the day was against top seeded Scot's College. Resting Naik, to keep him fresh for an afternoon tie, weakened the team to such an extent that the tie was quickly out of Grammar's reach and the team eventually conceded the tie 6-0.

    In the late afternoon, Grammar started its tie against Tauranga Boys' College. Playing a full strength team the Premier team was able to finally get things back on the right track and won both doubles before the close of play.

    The team continues the tie against Tauranga today, starting with singles matches for Iizuka and Tomlinson.

    Volleyball
    After the first day at National Tournament the Premier Volleyball team were graded on their performances into Division 4.

    Yesterday, in that division they lost to Otahuhu College and beat Gisborne Boys' B team. They have two further division 4 matches today.

  • Where are they now? Bradley McKnight '12

    Old Boy Bradley McKnight '12 is a good, keen Grammar man. A boarder at Tibbs House from Form 3, Bradley was an accomplished sportsman, who played Softball, Cricket and Basketball and was Captain of Volleyball in 2016. In his first year out of School, Bradley is on a 'gap year', working as a Physical Education...

    Old Boy Bradley McKnight '12 is a good, keen Grammar man. A boarder at Tibbs House from Form 3, Bradley was an accomplished sportsman, who played Softball, Cricket and Basketball and was Captain of Volleyball in 2016.

    In his first year out of School, Bradley is on a 'gap year', working as a Physical Education teacher at the prestigious Reading School, a 900 year old Grammar school in Berkshire, UK. Joining Bradley at Reading is fellow Tibbs House boarder and good friend, Billy Woodworth '12.

    Using the School as his home base, Bradley plans to make the most of his time and see the world. "I want to travel to as many countries around Europe as possible within the space of a year - I even hope to get as far as Russia and Iceland," he says.

    Bradley says being named a School Prefect was his favourite memory of his final year at Grammar. "It was a very big deal for me as it was so unexpected," he recalls - "it made me feel quite proud of myself." He also loved being able to attend the final assembly with his now life-long friends to reminisce about their time together and how far they had come since Form 3.

    Being at Tibbs House throughout his time at Grammar was a great experience for Bradley, especially when all hostel students were called on to perform the School Haka at the traditional Grammar/King's 1st XV Rugby game.

    Having taken every opportunity offered to him, Bradley reiterates that every student should make the most of their time at Grammar, because, as he says, it is a privilege to attend this school. "If you work hard, get stuck in and take every chance, then [the possibilities] in later life are endless."
    Bradley McKnight on his gap year
    Bradley McKnight (front left) with fellow classmate Billy Woodworth (back right) in their Grammar leavers' jerseys on a tour of Northern Ireland

  • Rangitoto Ocean Swim Race - results

    Last weekend, the Auckland Grammar School Endurance Swimming squad competed in the Rangitoto ocean swim race - a 4.6km swim from Rangitoto Island to St Heliers Bay with over 300 swimmers. The day produced perfect conditions with near flat water and clear skies. The course was difficult to stick to, due to the strong current in...

    Last weekend, the Auckland Grammar School Endurance Swimming squad competed in the Rangitoto ocean swim race - a 4.6km swim from Rangitoto Island to St Heliers Bay with over 300 swimmers.

    The day produced perfect conditions with near flat water and clear skies. The course was difficult to stick to, due to the strong current in the middle of the channel due to the tides.

    Two Grammar swimmers placed first and second in the non-wetsuit grade. Captain of Swimming A. J. Falconer finished second overall, but first in the non-wetsuit grade finishing in 59 minutes - just one minute behind the overall winner. Form 5 student C. Poole gave a strong performance, finishing second in 62 minutes. The School's Junior Swimming Champion J. M. Klink came in seventh in the non-wetsuit grade, which is a fantastic result for a Form 3 student.

    These results bode well for the Endurance swimming squad, especially as the team looks towards the English channel swim in 2 years' time.

    If you are interested in getting involved in Endurance Swimming, the squad trains most Sundays at high tide at St Heliers. Email the Master in Charge, Mr Lowe at c.lowe@ags.school.nz.
    Rangitoto Ocean Swim
    Captain of Swimming A. J. Falconer exits the water at St Heliers Bay after the Rangitoto Ocean Swim Race