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  • Great Season for Junior Cycling

    Like other winter sporting codes, the cycling season was cut short this year.  After the national lockdown the Auckland Secondary Schools Points Race, followed by the Team Time Trial Series did take place in a reduced series of 5 races at Pukekohe Raceway.   In a Points Race, riders need to complete the required number of...

    Like other winter sporting codes, the cycling season was cut short this year.  After the national lockdown the Auckland Secondary Schools Points Race, followed by the Team Time Trial Series did take place in a reduced series of 5 races at Pukekohe Raceway.  

    In a Points Race, riders need to complete the required number of laps of the course, and the winner is the rider who collects the most points on each lap.

    To the Points races: In the Under 14 race, 5 laps were completed with J.A.J Barclay not showing signs that anyone would pass him to secure the Gold with a total of 30 points.

    In the Under 15 race, individuals rode 7 laps with N.P Boness winning Gold with 33 points, followed by L.R Bhimy earning Silver on 30 points and Q.R Gardiner-Hall taking Bronze on 24 points.  Grammar riders took out the top five places.

    In the Under 16 race, individuals rode 9 laps and in an extremely close finish A.J Norwell earned Silver with 39 points.

    In the Under 17 race, individuals rode 11 laps with O.D Scarlett winning Gold with 35 points.

    To the Team Time Trial series - these are races where teams ride the required number of laps of the course with the fastest team winning.

    The overall Championship Results for the Auckland Junior Team Time Trial series saw the Junior A team of: J.A.J Barclay, N.P Boness, Q.R Gardiner-Hall, D.M Morton and A.J Norwell, win Gold and Junior B team win Silver.

  • Chiewvatsagonchai ’13 wins Aviation award

    *Massey University’s School of Aviation *was fortunate to still host its annual Wings Ceremony*. *The ceremony takes place as each cohort completes the flight-training component of the Bachelor of Aviation degree. For most receiving their commercial pilot’s license or “wings” is as significant as graduating. Four students also were successful recipients of academic awards. These are awarded to...

    Massey University’s School of Aviation was fortunate to still host its annual Wings Ceremony. The ceremony takes place as each cohort completes the flight-training component of the Bachelor of Aviation degree. For most receiving their commercial pilot’s license or “wings” is as significant as graduating.

    Four students also were successful recipients of academic awards. These are awarded to recipients who have completed a program of academic and practicum study within a professional pilot training program.

    International student and Old Boy Krittamet Chiewvatsagonchai ’13 was the recipient of the Palmerston North Airport-Professional Attributes Award. This award presented to the student who has stood out amongst his or her peers as demonstrating a very high level of determination, dedication and a good attitude.

    He said the course is full of competitive people and students who want to be at the top of the class and this is a reason why he has been able to maintain a good attitude and determination throughout. It's a huge honour to receive the award and means a lot. The award shows his determination to always work hard has finally paid off.

    Chiewvatsagonchai ’13 hopes to become a flight instructor himself at Massey’s School of Aviation before moving on to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. 

    Read more at the links below 

    https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=61EDC356-154E-41DF-87C1-88C6DC746DC1

    https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=4218B808-C6FE-4452-9154-3A37F932B0DB

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  • Chess Team Wins Interschool Chess Championships

    The New Zealand Interschool Chess Championships were held in Mt Maunganui on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of September. It was the final of the New Zealand Chess Federation's nationwide competition involving thousands of children around the country. More than two hundred students from Across the Country, as far afield as Dunedin, competed in the national finals. Most...

    The New Zealand Interschool Chess Championships were held in Mt Maunganui on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of September.

    It was the final of the New Zealand Chess Federation's nationwide competition involving thousands of children around the country. More than two hundred students from Across the Country, as far afield as Dunedin, competed in the national finals.

    Most chess fixtures this year, like other extracurricular activities were cancelled due school closures and COVID-19

    Because of this, Schools were invited to compete at nationals this year based on their player strength and previous history in the competition. Two Grammar teams qualified for entry: a rare occurrence demonstrating the strength and depth of talent in chess at the School. The B team held their own against the best of other schools around the country and placed tenth overall.

    The A team entered the competition very motivated to take the title, having last won in 2016 and being close runners up every year since. In day one of the competition, held at Mt Maunganui College, the team defeated their first two opponents, King’s College and Grammar B, 4-0, quickly establishing their position at the top of the leader board. In round three they played Hamilton Boys’, a school with a strong team. Boards two and three fell to Hamilton, while boards one and two won their games. This meant the teams were drawn on match points, although Grammar was still ahead on board points, which decide tie breaks.

    Being aware that every point would count, given the draw, the team refocused, and rallied effectively to win the next rounds against Westlake Boys’ and Mt Roskill Grammar 4-0. At the same time Hamilton had been upset by Westlake Boys’ giving the Grammar A team a little breathing room.

    In the second day of competition the team confidently defeated their remaining opponents and secured the title.

    Congratulations to Captain of Chess, D H Gong and Board 4 F.M.C Nascimento who maintained perfect scores throughout the competition.

    Team

    • F.M.C Nascimento (Board 4)
    • AZ Wang (Board 3)
    • ACZ Fan (Board 2)
    • DH Gong (Captain, Board 1)

    To read more click here 

  • Rugby star named in 2020 U18 Squad

    Congratulations to Fatafehi Fineanganofo of 7E1 who was selected for the 2020 New Zealand Barbarians Under 18 squad. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced 50 players in the squad. The players selected represent 29 schools from 12 Provincial Unions, spanning from Dargaville High School in the north, to King's High School in Dunedin.  The Squad will be...

    Congratulations to Fatafehi Fineanganofo of 7E1 who was selected for the 2020 New Zealand Barbarians Under 18 squad.

    New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced 50 players in the squad. The players selected represent 29 schools from 12 Provincial Unions, spanning from Dargaville High School in the north, to King's High School in Dunedin. 

    The Squad will be split into 2 teams and are currently preparing for a one-off fixture on Friday 9 October.

    To read more click here