Sports Teams’ Success
Its a very successful week for the Okaihau College Sports Teams.
Last week saw the Girls Rugby League team win the Northland Secondary Schools Lightning League Tournament in Kaikohe for the 3rd year in a row, the Year 7-9 Girls Volleyball team won the Northland Secondary Schools tournament in Whangarei and the Senior Ki o rahi Team finished 3rd in their Northland competition.
The Okaihau College Hockey teams also had a fantastic season winning 6 trophies in the Bay of Islands Hockey Association competitions held at the Top Energy Turf in Kaikohe. The Open Grade team won – Top Energy Opening Night Tournament 1st equal, The Faith Stanners Closing Night Tournament and the Shining Stars award. The Collegiate team won the Ross Family Trophy for the Most Improved Team and the Intermediate Team won the Cilla Robust Team for Keenest Team and the BOI JMC Hockey Trophy for Most Improved Team.
Well done to all the players and a big thank you to our coaches and supporters of these teams.
Junior Netball Tournament
Okaihau College was well represented at the Northland Secondary Schools Junior Netball tournament held in Kerikeri. Unfortunately our Year 9 and 10 and Year 7 and 8 teams had to play most of their games in pouring rain. Despite this they managed to enjoy their day and had some close games finishing 7th and 4th respectively in their divisions.
A big thank you to our coaches Katie Kelly, Tracey Albert, Year 13 students Emma Bolton and Virginia Park and to Year 13 student Kayla Ihaka for being our umpires for the day. Unfortunately due to the weather we didn’t get any photos but well done girls.
Cross Country at Ohaeawai
On Wednesday 24th of August 10 Year 7 and 8 students competed at the Kaikohe and Districts Cross Country event held at Ohaeawai Primary School. The students love running at this event with most of them having run the course during their primary school days.
Standout performances saw Elsie Quarrie win the 12 year old Girls race and Joseph Barlow coming a close 2nd in the 12 year Boys race. The team overall performed very well with all runners in the top 11. Other team members were Madelene Clunie 7th, Jayden Conaghan 10th, Savannah Cowan 4th, Te Tai Rawhiti Croft-Haenga 3rd, Nick Harrison 11th, Ngaire Hati 5th, Bebe McGregor 9th, Kadyn McKenzie 9th.
2016 Northland Secondary Schools Bay of Islands Beast
On the last day of Term 2, 11 students and PE Teacher Mr Paul Atkins tackled the super tough 4.5 km course course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, lots of mud, some very steep hills traversing rugged uneven terrain. The event, in its second year, is held at Haruru Falls and proved tougher than last year with recent rain making for lots of mud!!.
A stand out performance saw Year 11 student Claire Graham win the strong Under 16 girls race and was 4th girl home overall. Mr Atkins also did well finishing 2nd Adult home. The Okaihau College Team which was made up of our first fastest times was placed 3rd out of 14 Northland Schools which was an awesome effort.
Well done to our other students who toughed it out – Brad Adkins (3rd Under 19 Boy), Keani Erstich-Coles (3rd Under 19 Girl), Mackenzie Adkins, Amy Hunter, Emma Hunter, Kerri Johnson, Sienna Munford-Stokes, Emma Pinkney, Josh Pinkney and Olivia Walden.
Senior Girls Football 2016 Season
At the very beginning of the season our team started off ON FIRE with us winning all three of our grading games at the grading tournament in Tikipunga!
Over the 2016 season, the Okaihau Girls First XI played with determination and a positive attitude going into every game.
Our team was mainly built from scratch with only five players returning from the previous year, but with the girls’ commitment to learning a new sport and the skills they picked up so quickly, you couldn’t tell we were playing with newbies! Although our season consisted of losses, draws and wins, we progressed and became stronger as individual players and as a team.
The highlights of the season were definitely McDonald’s/Kawakawa Bakehouse stops (a team favourite) hehe, our 7-0 win against Kamo High School Girls and when Polly (the caretaker’s dog) streaked one of our home games and assistance from both teams was needed to bring her off!
As the only two Year 13 players, Keani and I hope you continue as a team and wish you girls an awesome season next year and hope you develop even further as future ‘Cristiano Ronaldos’!
We would also like to thank Mr Sharp and Ms Morgan for coaching us, Mrs Bolton for helping driving the vans and Chris Wharewaka for being our great referee.
Good luck girls!
Emma Bolton and Keani Erstich-Coles
Roller Mills Rugby
Congratulations to Te Tai Rawhiti Croft-Haenga for being named in the Northland Roller Mills Rugby Squad.
Fight for Life Ed
Congratulations to Pono Cowan who fought in the “Fight for Life Ed” Charity Boxing Event held in Kaikohe on Saturday night. Pono had three good rounds and won his fight – well done Pono.
It was great to see former student Cydney McNally fighting as well and she too won.
Jayden Edmonds competed in the World Teen Gaunlet CrossFit competition during the school holidays. The competition (for ages 12 – 18) is usually held in the USA, but this year for the first time it was held outside of the USA, in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Next year they plan to hold it in Canada.
The competition ran for two days, and was a mixture of 3-4 work outs each day. Jayden placed 3rd overall in her division.
Jayden and her family would like to thank everyone who contributed towards Jayden’s journey to Worlds this year.
Jayden has done well to also make the U15 Northland Girls Hockey Development Team. The main tournament will be held in Nelson, from 26th – 30th September.
Northland Secondary Schools Sports Awards
The Annual ASB Northland Secondary Schools Sports Awards are coming up on Thursday 27th of October 2016.
We would like to recognise our Okaihau College students by nominating those Year 9-13 students who have made representative levels or excelled in their codes. Nomination forms are available from the Gym office and these are required to be completed and returned by 31st of August.
A whole bunch of Okaihau College students were out and about doing some great stuff over the holidays and we have more to share next week.
The prestigious Taniwha Shield Rugby Tournament was held during the holidays. Bay of Islands Won the Shield against Whangarei Grizzles 17-15 in an exciting game. Hokianga finished a well deserved 4th. Okaihau College was represented by Joseph Barlow and Te Tai Rawhiti Croft-Haenga in the BOI team and Tony de Reuck, Cole Tilly, Mahanga Mitchell and Keanu Koroi in the Hokianga team. Well done boys and we are sure you enjoyed the tournament. Te Tai Rawhiti has also been named in the Northland Roller Mills Wider Squad and we wish him well for the final selection.
Year 10 Student Paea Ulu’aki won two silver medals at the International Taekwondo Nationals held in Tauranga – one for sparring and the other patterns. Awesome work Paea – who is coached by Okaihau Primary School Principal Tim Couling.
Jhontae Rameka has been selected to play for an Indigenous Under 17 Squad in the World Youth Basketball Tournament being held in Hawaii in December. Good Luck Jhontae.
Well done to Colt Edwards, Paea Ulu’aki, Siakini Taulangau and Addalicent Croft-Haenga for representing Bay of Islands in the Under 15 Rugby Tournament held in Whangarei.
2016 Cross Country
2016 School Cross country was held on Thursday 19th of May. Heavy rain the day before led to a deeper than normal creek crossing which added to the enjoyment for some. Some fast times were recorded and the first two placegetters in each year group have qualified to attend the Northland Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Barge Park Whangarei onTuesday 14th of June. Thank you to Mr Ross Macalister for the kind use of his farm and the staff and senior students who helped run this year’s event.
Several students have had success in cross country over several years with Tupari Cowan and Jayden Edmonds having won their races in each of the four years they have been at Okaihau College. Harry Harrison, Dylan Stoney and Claire Graham have won their races in each of the past three years. Congratulations to all participants and our champions.
Year 7 Boys: 1st Nick Harrison, 2nd Joseph Barlow, 3rd Te Tai Rawhiti Croft- Haenga.
Year 7 Girls: 1st Ngaire Hati, 2nd Bebe McGregor, 3rd Gabrielle Titter.
Year 8 Boys: 1st Kadyn McKenzie, 2nd Jayden Conaghan, 3rd Jay Johnson.
Year 8 Girls: 1st Elsie Quarrie, 2nd Madelene Clunie, 3rd Savannah Cowan.
Year 9 Boys: 1st Harry Harrison, 2nd Kane Shepherd, 3rd Levi Poulgrain.
Year 9 Girls: 1st Lorah Mitchell, 2nd Heeni McGregor, 3rd Mackenzie Adkins.
Year 10 Boys: 1st Tupari Cowan, 2nd Siakini Taulangau, 3rd Rameka Kire-Kaukau.
Year 10 Girls: 1st Jayden Edmonds, 2nd Francesca Hills, 3rd Emily Beggs.
Senior Boys: 1st Dylan Stoney, 2nd Liam Davis, 3rd Brad Adkins.
Senior Girls: 1st Claire Graham, 2nd Emma Pinkney, 3rd = Ava Adams and Aimee Walden.
House Points: 1st RIMU 236.5, 2nd KAURI 216, 3rd PURIRI 201, 4th TOTARA 177.5
NSS Girls Rugby Sevens Team
Congratulations to Head girl Sequoia Stevens, Phoenix Littin and Ella Wheoki for being named in the Northland Secondary Schools Girls Rugby Sevens team to play in a Regional Tournament being held in Cambridge. Northland joins teams from North Harbour, Counties, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, King Country and Thames Valley. The team of 12 includes our 3 Okaihau students, 4 from Kerikeri High School, 3 from Whangarei Girls High, 1 each from Dargaville High and Ruawai College.
Okaihau College Senior Girls Netball Team
If you are wanting to play Saturday Netball for Okaihau College there will be practises in the Holidays. Tuesday 19th and 26th 1pm at Northland College courts. More information is on the Okaihau College Netball Facebook page.
Athletics Champions 2016
A very successful Athletics Day was held on 25th February with some events being completed at lunchtimes over the next few weeks. Congratulations to all our champion athletes.
Year 7 Girls
1 Kowhai Harris (Totara 27)
2 Kay-Leigh Stockman-Bates (Puriri 21)
3 Vaughn Klass-Maunsell-Williams (Rimu 14)
Year 7 Boys
1 Terri Walker-Masters (Puriri 21)
2 Joseph Barlow (Rimu 20)
3= Huia Peihopa (Kauri 17)
3= Moeke Williams-Cooper (Totara 17)
Year 8 Girls
1 Savannah Cowan (Kauri 31)
2 Qtarn Lewis (Totara 22)
3 Elsie Quarrie (Totara 18)
Year 8 Boys
1 Blake McCaslin (Rimu 24)
2 Te Haupuru Walker-Masters (Puriri 20)
2 Jay Johnson (Kauri 18)
Year 9 Girls
1 Kerri Johnson (Rimu 22)
2 Heeni McGregor (Rimu 21)
3 Toni Walters (Puriri 20)
Year 9 Boys
1 Quinn Dixon-Komene (Puriri 23)
2 Tai Walmsely (Rimu 21)
3 Diaz Gillies-Yukich (Puriri 19)
Year 10 Girls
1 Jayden Edmonds (Totara 35)
2 Tyela Wood (Kauri 25)
3 Bailee Moselen (Rimu 18)
Year 10 Boys
1= Siakini Taulangau (Kauri 29)
1= Tyler Shepherd (Puriri 29)
1= Tupari Cowan (Kauri 29)
1 Jasmin Quarrie (Totara 26)
2= Claire Graham (Kauri 21)
2= Kristin Barber-Feki (Totara 21)
2= Phoenix Littin (Kauri 21)
2= Jaimee Whittaker (Totara 21)
1 John Cooper (Puriri 28)
2 Craig Nelder (Rimu 21)
3 Ali McCaslin (Rimu 20)
Final House Points
1st RIMU – 706
2nd KAURI – 679
3rd TOTARA – 646
4th PURIRI – 607