Last Thursday we had the 9-13 athletics day. Once again the student leaders showed up to help Mrs McCleery and Miss Oram set up marquees- which were much needed as the rain came through! Students dressed up in their house colours and didn’t let the rain stop them from trying their hardest. The day started with 1500m- 4 and ¾ laps, which really set the fun and competitive tone for the day.
Although there were a few rain showers throughout the day, it did not dampen the mood! Students still ran their races and participated fully, which was wonderful to see. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we could not have the high-jump running for safety reasons, but students will still be able to do that event throughout the coming week.
The annual house versus teachers relay was definitely entertaining! While the teachers crossed the line first, they, unfortunately, did not win as one of their members, Mr Mulholland, dropped the baton mid-way through the race. Better luck next time! (The teachers would like to point out that they were the first across the line..!)
During lunchtime, we had the 3000m, which is 7 ½ laps! It was great to see students enjoying themselves and putting in the effort for their houses! Other fun events included the 1 lap walk, where everyone in the houses participate, gaining a lot more house points.
Matahaorua was winning the house competition because of swimming sports, but Tainui has now taken over in points and is now in the lead! Go Tainui!
Mercury Bay Holiday Fun Football
Where: Mercury Bay Area School, Whitianga
Date: Thursday 13 July
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Price: $25 per player
All age groups
MBAS is on a roll with some fantastic rugby again this weekend.
1st XV played another nail biter of a game against Paeroa who have just returned to the Thames Valley competition after playing in the Chiefs Bowl for the first round and we knew it would be a hard one to win. It ended with a draw of 12 all and leaves us undefeated in the competition so far. Tries by Callum Walker and Christian Fletcher, conversion by Cameron Richards
U17s had a bye
4th Grade played Thames and had a magnificent win of 83-0. Tries by Bradley Ray x3, Anaru Aupouri-Te Huia x5, Kybah Aupouri-Te Huia, Ethan Giles x2, Billy Clarke, Jonathan Handy, Noah Bowen.
Player of the day - forward - Austin Morcom
Back - Anaru Apouri-Te Huia
William Hau - Mirko was awarded player of the day from Thames
Next weeks games
1st XV play away in Ngatea against Hauraki Plains College at 11am
U17s play at Whitianga against Hauraki Plains College 10am
4th Grade play Paeroa in Paeroa 10am
Photo by Annabel Wharton of 4th grade after their amazing win, looking flash in their new jerseys thanks to pub charities
Fantastic rugby this weekend!
1st XV win over Thames 25-17 gave us the Graham Watton trophy for winning the first round and also we now hold the Thames challenge shield. It was a great game for the spectators, very evenly matched and some really good rugby.
A great start for the 1st XV with a win over Te Aroha 45-10. Tries by James Arthur, Cameron Richards, Liam Parry, Keegan Gunner, Rewi Robertson, Lucas Schurs and Austin Brear. Five conversions by Cameron Richards.
Next week 1st XV are away in Waihi and the 4th grade and U17s will begin their campaign.
Our MBAS dressage team represented us at the North Island Schools dressage competition. The girls ( Kalani, Olivia, Amelia and Sage) represented the school awesomely.
Below are our results from the Thames Valley Primary Swimming competition for our Peninsula Cluster Team. This includes students from our local schools who are part of the Peninsula Cluster Team.
Well done to all competitors - some fantastic results. Overall Peninsula Cluster Team were 4th.