Sports Calendar

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Term 1 Sports Wrap

2011 Term 1 Sports and Camps Wrap

Hi all,

Term 1 has flown by and looking back we have crammed heaps of sport, camps and outdoor activities into 11 weeks.

We have very fit and active kids at Arrowtown School with a high number of kids involved in a multitude of different sports.

Next term we are going to focus on “winning well and losing well” with our sport.


We had 3 very successful camps this term. The year 6’s went to Macetown, the year 7’s to Pukerau and the 8’s had an overnight teambuilding camp (their main camp is Deep Cove in December). A big thanks to all the parents and teachers who helped making them a success. We are very grateful for all the parental support we get with our sport and camps.

Rippa Rugby

We had a great day of Rippa Rugby at the Central Otago finals in Cromwell on Tuesday. Congratulations to the Arrowtown Red team who won the year 3/4 section. Also Congratulations to the Arrowtown Lions who were runners up in the year 5/6 section. Both of these teams go on to the Otago wide finals at Carisbrook, Dunedin, in term 3.

A very commendable effort also to the Arrowtown Pumas and Fords, who made it to the semi-finals, and played very well.

Touch Rugby

We had 160 kids playing touch this term on Monday nights at the Events Centre.

Thanks to all the parents who helped run a team this term. Touch starts again in term 4.


We have 10 teams for this year’s competition starting next term. Thank you to all the coaches, managers and committee members who are doing a lot of work to ensure the kids are well prepared ready to go.


We had 32 kids from Arrowtown School at the Otago champs in Dunedin, the largest group from all Otago schools. We had some very creditable results too. A big thanks to Jeanette Horn who managed the team in Dunedin.

High Flyers

Gabby White – Otago Club Champion in Under 9 100m Breast stroke

Alex Hull – Otago Club Champion in Under 10 50m Breast stroke

The under 9 team of Zoe Hart, Kate Crawford, Lydia Richards, Gabby White – 3rd in Otago schools champs.


Our school triathlon was very successful with nearly all our year 5 to 8 kids taking part.

75 of our kids went to the Central Otago Champs and performed very well.

High Flyers

Medals went to Poppy Brinsley, bronze, in the year 7 and 8 girls and the “Crocodiles” yr 5 and 6 boys – Jono Stewart, Xavier Sadler and Jonathan Currie who got silver.

Duathlon – Jake Turner and Ayden Vescio took out the gold medal in the Lake Hayes Duathlon for 8 and 9 year old boys - Well Done!


We have some very talented athletes at Arrowtown School.

These results are from the Colgate Games in Dunedin.

High Flyers

Lucy Viggers 2nd Place Girls Relay (G7)

3rd Place 100m

Ben May 1st Place Boys Relay (G7)

1st Place 60m

1st Place Long Jump

3rd Place 100m

Lucas Erskine 1st Place Boys Relay (G7)

1st Place 60m

2nd Place 100m

3rd Place Discus

4th Place ShotPut

Toby Duffy 1st Place Boys Relay (G7)

1st Place 100m

2nd Place 60m

2nd Place Long Jump

Levi Collins 2nd Place Boys Relay (G8)

3rd Place Discus

3rd Place 60m

Will Booker 1st Place Boys Relay (G9)

2nd Place Discus

Jaxon Collins 1st Place Boys Relay (G9)


We had 4 year 6 teams in the Queenstown festival of cricket last week and all teams went through unbeaten. Well done to them.

Suzie Bates from the NZ women’s cricket team came to school for some girls only coaching and was very impressed with the skill level of our girls. There is a girl’s only festival of cricket in term 4.

High Flyers

Jak Jessop, Joel Malcom-Smith, Quinn McDonald, Charlie Davies, Angus Frew and Jaxon Collins were all part of the Otago Country year 5 and 6 cricket team who were unbeaten this year. Well done boys!

Gymnastics High Flyers

Brehna Williams and Sophie Arhanic were selected for the regional gymnastics squad – well done girls!

Please let me know of other results and achievements by emailing

Have a great holiday and rest up ready for another action packed term 2!

Paul Winders

Sports Co-ordinator

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