Newton School School Athletics News 2019


 Senior Athletics Day Years 4 – 6

Thursday 28th November 2019 at Grey Lynn Park

142 senior students walked to Grey Lynn Park to compete in our annual Athletics Fun Day last week.

All students competed in the 100m sprints, whereas the 200m was optional.  The 4 x 100m relay was an exciting race to watch which saw a photo finish of a three-way tie between Te Uru Karaka, R13 and R14.   

The ten field events were:

1) sack race; 2) tug-o-war; 3) hurdles; 4) parachute/human wheelbarrow and stilts; 5) egg and spoon; 6) three-legged race; 7) frisbee target throw; 8) shot put/discus throw; 9) rippa rugby and 10) softball and bat striking.


Congratulations to all our seniors from year 4 to year 6 who participated with fair play and good sportsmanship.   

We wish to thank all our support staff and parent helpers who helped to walk us there and back, on top of supervising an activity.   

A special thank you to Jo, Sonny (sack race), Victoria (tug-o-war), Isabelle (egg and spoon), Starsky (frisbee), Teanaroa, Trinity and our support staff.



Students in years 4 – 6 trialled for the interschool athletics and a school team was selected.  Those selected:

Alex Palmer, Alilia Fainu-Wichman, Amelia Norris, Arlo Reynolds Makgill, Beatrice Taniguchi, Caitlyn Foxall, Cooper McDade, Cybela Wignall-Wartmann, Frances Edwards, Huia Adams, Jamie Craig, Kael Watson, Kahukura Holmes, Kainen Fuimaono, Leah Smith, Leon Tafa-Jones, Lola Harrington-Simpson, Lola McPhail, Mana Keating, Niko Nusbaum-Albert, Nyatefe Kumah, Payton Curle, Sahil Muradi, Silas Sims, Te Awaroa Ashby, Vedaanshi Anand, Waiaro Muller, William Brown, Yuzu Kawahara, Cairo and Mackyalan.

All our representatives did us proud and supported one another whole heartedly.

Special mention must go to:

Beatrice Taniguchi

  • Overall Finals 100m Girls (10 yrolds)  – 1st Place
  • Overall 200m Girls (10 yr olds) – 2ndPLACE 

Leah Smith

  •  Overall Finals 100m Girls (11 yr olds) 2nd PLACE  

It’s just been announced that Beatrice has been selected in the New Zealand Athletics team in the international 2020 Trans Tasman Challenge.  That’s an amazing feat Beatrice.  Well done!

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School Athletics 2019

Thursday 5 December at Newton Central School

Our Junior School celebrated sports and athletics with many events around the school.  Despite the hot conditions it was great to see our children giving the best efforts.  It could not have happened without the support of the parents and the teachers – thank you.


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