Blue Mountain Sports Exchange - 11th Jun 2014

Blue Mountain Sports Exchange
On Wednesday 11 June, 107 students travelled to Tapanui to compete in the annual sports exchange with Blue Mountain College.  Tokomairiro played 5 games of netball at the community centre ranging from the A team to the Year 7 Toko Junior 2 team. Unfortunately we were to loss all the netball games, with the B team coming the closest in points with a three goal loss at 18-21, A team; 36-16, White team; 43-8, Year 8 team; 24-3, and Year 7 team; 12-2. All games were played in good spirit and great sportsmanship. The rugby teams were the highlight for the exchange with all three teams clinching wins from Blue Mountain. The 1st XV won 35-12, the Year 9/10 had a spectacular win 76-0 and the Year 7/8 game was a slightly closer game which could have gone either way but Toko was lucky enough to hold them out till the final whistle winning 24-22. The Senior boys and junior boys basketball were up against strong competition with both opposition teams playing in a regularly competition. Their scores were senior boys lost 15-42 and junior boys lost 14-42. Blue Mountain College were great hosts and provided a warm welcome and super afternoon tea to end a great day of competition. Thank you to all the parent coaches who travelled up to Tapanui, the time and effort you put into your teams is greatly appreciated.  Thank you to the PTA for subsiding this trip and it was great to see so many teams participating.

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Ronald McDonald House Street Appeal - 10th Jun 2014

We know that families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better.

Whether those problems involve how to stay near and support a hospitalised child, how to afford staying together in another city while a child is undergoing treatment, getting dental care in a vulnerable community or even a well deserved family holiday.
Families with a chronically ill child are often placed under immense emotional, physical and financial stress. To help relieve this burden Ronald McDonald House Charities along with various community groups created the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat.

On Friday 6 June 11 of our students (plus Mrs Gowing) gave up their time to stand in the cold to collect for the Ronald McDonald House Appeal. Thank you to the following students: Liana Spence, Kelsey McKechnie, Cory Holden, Sarah Leebody, Sharn Bungard, Chase Cole, Jess Carr, Hannah Weatherall, Brittany Scott-Jenkins, Lydia Hammersley and Jemima Aratema.

Mick (Michael O'Connor) A Good Man - 3rd Jun 2014

It never occurred to me a few weeks ago when I was walking the Kepler with Mick that I would be writing this so soon. His passing has come as a horrible shock to all of us. Mick was an integral part of our community.
The following are my own impressions of a man I first met 14 years ago and regard as a good mate.
At Teacher’s College, one is told that the most important people to get on with in the school are the caretaker and the secretary. Mick made that easy. In my first few years at the school I was in a car pool that left late and I spent many hours with Mick, learning how the school worked and how the staff all fitted in together. One of the things we researched together was the status of Mick’s golf handicap. I was, and still am, impressed that he had a handicap that was close to single digits. I also learned from him and others that he had been a more than useful rugby player in his youth. He had many pearls of wisdom that he had picked up over the years and it was a true measure of his character that he became one of the best friends of the next principal, Lindsay Laing. I got to know Mick really well on the tramping trips that we did together, some years ago on the Routeburn and very recently on the Kepler. I will always be impressed by the way he went about these trips preparing thoroughly and making sure that he was fit enough. He was dedicated to his walk into town on Friday evenings and this preparation meant that he was able to cope well with the Great Walks.
Mick was very much a family man and was very proud of all his children. He really enjoyed the trips with Daune to exotic places to see them and his grandchildren. I enjoyed looking with him at the places that he was planning on visiting and seeing where he had been afterwards.
He was always interested in what other people were doing. I could rely on his stopping by my room after every holiday to see pictures of my adventures. He had many other good friends on the staff and he had the rare ability to bring out the best in all of us.
This enthusiasm translated really well into developing relationships with students. Mick was everybody’s mate and he was especially good at relating to some of the more interesting students at the school. He was able to explain life to them in language that would not always have been suitable for a teacher. His style worked for most of them and it was never a punishment for any of them to spend time with Mick. He understood that his job was as more about people than anything on his job description. His unofficial job was as a counsellor and he would always make time for anyone who needed to vent about anything. This was appreciated by all, but the outstanding example is the student from way back who made the famous MIC 1 trolley that has been used for many years.
Mick became very good at organising his work to suit the temperature in the last few years. Inside jobs got high priority on very cold mornings and it was rare to see him inside on nice days. I really enjoyed working in with him and solving the world’s problems while we did it. We would have made a great combination running the world together.
Mick’s passing leaves a huge gap in many lives. As well as his family and the school, the wider Milton community and especially the golf club, will miss him for a long time. This has been a very personal view of a man I considered a true gentleman and a good friend.
Owen Cambridge (Teacher)

New Caledonia - Trip of a Lifetime! - 21st May 2014

Eight days on a tropical island enjoying sun, sand,
sea and French language and culture: this is what awaited
nine excited Tokomairiro High School students and their teachers
when they went to New Caledonia in the Easter school holidays.
The goal of going to a French-speaking country had been set in
April 2013 after Miss Hart spoke to her then Year 9 and 10 French
students about her fantastic experience living in the French speaking
part of Belgium. New Caledonia is the closest French speaking country
to New Zealand being less than three hours flight away. Following
many months of fundraising by hard-working parents, students and
teachers and wonderful support from the Milton and Otago community,
our departure day finally arrived.
Getting to New Caledonia was an adventure as our plane from Dunedin
had been delayed and we were very late getting into Auckland and had
to sprint from the Domestic to the International Terminal.
Arriving at Noumea Airport some three hours later, we had a number of forms to fill in, in French which proved time-consuming. The plan had been to do this on the plane but they had run out of forms. Finally, it was ‘Bienvenue en Nouvelle Caledonie’ and we were arriving at the Le Pacifique Hotel. We spent two nights at the hotel but the majority of the time was spent with homestay families. We also had classes in French for three mornings at a language school. Soon we were putting our French into action: trying to understand our homestay families, catching the local buses, ordering food at ‘Quick’ ( the French equivalent of MacDonalds ) or at a café and buying souvenirs.
While in Noumea, we visited the city museum where we learnt that New Caledonia had once been a penal colony and also the aquarium where Nikki Hall and Bree Grant saved a fish which had jumped out of a tank. One of the highlights was our trip to Amedee Island, a tiny island about 40 minutes by boat from Noumea. Here we swam and snorkelled and saw lots of fish and a turtle. Some of us were a bit startled to see a ‘tricot raye’ or sea snake swimming nearby as it is poisonous. Fortunately, it is shy of humans and swam away.
Our time in Noumea, New Caledonia was up very quickly and soon we were saying Au Revoir to the homestay families, to the lovely warm weather (a constant 28 degrees) and the relaxed atmosphere. Things were not quite so relaxed at the Airport as the computers had broken down and over 300 passengers had to be manually checked in! Eventually, we boarded the plane and a short time later found ourselves back in New Zealand.
We have wonderful memories of the people, the food, and the beaches. It was also ‘fantastique’ to be able to speak French with ‘real’ French people – some of us still find ourselves saying ‘oui’ and ‘merci’ automatically even though we are now in New Zealand.
It certainly was the experience of a lifetime and we would like to thank Ms Eames for accompanying us, Miss Hart our French Teacher who organised it; our hard-working parents, Tokomairiro High School, the Milton community and many others for their support in enabling us to go to New Caledonia.

Swimming Sports Results 2014 - 11th Apr 2014

School Swimming Sports Results 2014
Held on Thursday 27th March 

House Points
1st Ayson 2835
2nd Malcolm 2602
3rd Reid 1746
4th Ross 1486

Minor Boys
33m Backstroke (Record 25.90sec)
1st Thomas Paul (35.60s)
2nd Jacob Gillies
3rd Hoani Wipaki
66m Backstroke (Record 1.04.56sec)
1st Thomas Paul (1.24.34s)
2nd Hoani Wipaki
3rd Joshua Allen
33m Freestyle (Record 21.78sec)
1st Thomas Paul (26.66s)
2nd Oliver Maniapoto
3rd Jacob Gillies
66m Freestyle (Record 48.97sec)
1st Thomas Paul (1.06.18s)
2nd Oliver Maniapoto
3rd Aiden Mallon
33m Breaststroke (Record 28.55sec)
1st Harley Herbert (51.13s)
2nd Aiden Mallon
3rd Mathew Fyfe
66m Breaststroke (Record 1.14.7sec)
1st Harley Herbert (2.18.75s)
2nd Aiden Mallon
3rd Mathew Fyfe
33m Butterfly (Record24.41sec)
Champions
1st Thomas Paul
2nd Aiden Mallon
3rd Harley Herbert
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Hamish Lowery (31.85s)
2nd Olly Milburn
3rd Ethan Walker
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Joseph Lomas-Carr (40.66s)
2nd Ethan Walker
3rd Ben Hutton
Run
1st Ethan Walker
2nd Hoani Wipaki
3rd Liam Ferguson
Underwater Swim
1st Thomas Paul
2nd Jacob Gillies
3rd Oliver Maniapoto
Floatboard
1st Aaron Taane-Carr
Dog Paddle
1st Callum Davie
2nd Zayde Francis
3rd Joseph Mills

Minor Girls
33m Backstroke (Record 26.93sec)
1st Emma Paul (32.09s)
2nd Mereana Phillips
3rd Megan Stringer
66m Backstroke (Record 60.80sec)
1st Amy Lockhart (2.17.66s)
33m Freestyle (Record 22.37sec)
1st Emma Paul (24.53s)
2nd Mereana Phillips
3rd Amy Lockhart
66m Freestyle (Record 49.35sec)
1st Emma Paul (1.05.00s)
2nd Megan Stringer
33m Breaststroke (Record 29.00sec)
1st Emma Paul (36.20s)
2nd Mereana Phillips
3rd Amy Lockhart
66m Breaststroke (Record 1.12.18sec)
1st Emma Paul (1.25.56s)
2nd Amy Lockhart
Champions
1st Emma Paul
2nd Amy Lockhart
3rd Mereana Phillips
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Meg Clark (35.00s)
2nd Paige Mackie
3rd Holly Clarke
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Annabelle Philps (40.91s)
2nd Jorden Dickie
3rd Azaria Thomas-Kavanagh
Run
1st Annabelle Philps
2nd Mereana Phillips
3rd Emma Paul
Underwater Swim
1st Paige Mackie
2nd Emma Paul
3rd Annabelle Philps
Floatboard
1st Rebecca Coleman
2nd Jorden Dickie
3rd Paige Mackie
Dog Paddle
1st Summer Carter
2nd Meg Clark
3rd Rebecca Coleman

Junior Boys
33m Backstroke (Record 22.81sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (26.28s)
2nd Levin Coulter-Butler
3rd Liam Gibson
66m Backstroke (Record 1.00.59sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (1.04.94s)
2nd Liam Gibson
33m Freestyle (Record 19.33sec)
1st Liam Gibson (24.23s)
2nd Levin Coulter-Butler
3rd Liam Grant
66m Freestyle (Record 41.85sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (57.53s)
2nd Liam Gibson
3rd Liam Grant
33m Breaststroke (Record 27.56sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (39.37s)
2nd Liam Gibson
66m Breaststroke (Record 1.05.26sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (1.14.22s)
33m Butterfly (Record 21.25sec)
1st Kaleb Fegan (41.06s)
2nd Liam Gibson
Champions
1st Kaleb Fegan
2nd Liam Gibson
3rd Levin Coulter-Butler
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Richard Scott (27.06s)
2nd Jadin Coulter-Butler
3rd Matthew Herbert
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Richard Scott (33.75s)
2nd Cairo Lambert
Run
1st Richard Scott
2nd Levin Coulter-Butler
3rd Jadin Coulter-Butler
Underwater Swim
1st Levin Coulter-Butler
2nd Richard Scott
3rd Kaleb Fegan
Floatboard
1st Austin Burgess
2nd Felix Gillan
Dog Paddle
1st Austin Burgess
2nd Kaleb Cain
3rd Jadin Coulter-Butler

Junior Girls
33m Backstroke (Record 25.54sec)
1st Millicent Geary (38.10s)
2nd Grace Michelle
33m Freestyle (Record 21.12sec)
1st Alicia Gillies (28.34s)
2nd Millicent Geary
3rd Grace Michelle
66m Freestyle (Record 46.31sec)
1st Alicia Gillies (1.12.22s)
33m Breaststroke (Record 27.08sec)
1st Alicia Gillies (46.07s)
2nd Millicent Geary
3rd Grace Michelle
66m Breaststroke (Record 1.23.16sec)
1st Millicent Geary (2.47.50s)
2nd Grace Michelle
Champions
1st Millicent Geary
2nd= Alicia Gillies, Grace Michelle
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Jade Findlay (29.00s)
2nd Laura Wilkinson
3rd Tayla Gold
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Laura Wilkinson (40.03s)
2nd Clara Scoon
3rd Phoebe Johnston
Run
1st Tia Valli
2nd Tayla Gold
3rd Kelsey Carter
Underwater Swim
1st Jade Findlay
2nd Tayla Gold
3rd Shayna Lloyd
Dog Paddle
1st Kelsey Carter
2nd Brigitte Clarke
3rd Jade Findlay

Intermediate Boys
33m Backstroke (Record 20.16sec)
1st Reuben Wilson (28.53s)
2nd James Scanlan
3rd Ben Pepper
66m Backstroke (Record 43.38sec)
1st James Scanlan (1.21.16s)
2nd Ben Pepper
33m Freestyle (Record 17.07sec)
1st Reuben Wilson (22.05s)
2nd James Scanlan
3rd Jackson Anderson
66m Freestyle (Record 37.94sec)
1st James Scanlan (55.91s)
2nd Reuben Wilson
3rd Ben Pepper
100m Freestyle (Record 1.12.41sec)
1st James Scanlan (1.30.29s)
2nd Reuben Wilson
3rd Joe Pepper
33m Breaststroke (Record 23.81sec)
1st Jackson Anderson (35.93s)
2nd Reuben Wilson
3rd Joe Pepper
66m Breaststroke (Record 56.02sec)
1st Jackson Anderson (1.29.13s)
Champions
1st James Scanlan
2nd Reuben Wilson
3rd Ben Pepper
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Kobi Oliver (25.09s)
2nd Lucas Wilkinson
3rd Reihana Mason-Waru
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Reihana Mason-Waru (29.13s)
2nd Lucas Wilkinson
3rd Kobi Oliver
Run
1st Ryan Weatherall
2nd Sam Brown
3rd Justin Perkins
Underwater Swim
1st Kerrin Hall
2nd Kain Walker
3rd Shylo Waitere
Floatboard
1st Jahn Swain
2nd Atrael Thomas-Kavanagh
3rd Bronson Blackbourn
Dog Paddle
1st Oliver Blackbourn
2nd Jahn Swain
3rd Atrael Thomas-Kavanagh

Intermediate Girls
33m Backstroke (Record 24.45sec)
1st Nadia Lloyd (29.72s)
2nd Nikki Hall
3rd Laura Scanlan
66m Backstroke (record 52.69sec)
1st Laura Scanlan (1.27.13s)
2nd Maria Scott
33m Freestyle (Record 21.17sec)
1st Nadia Lloyd (25.25s)
2nd Nikki Hall
3rd Laura Scanlan
66m Freestyle (Record 47.20sec)
1st Laura Scanlan (1.14.56s)
33m Breaststroke (Record 25.80sec)
1st Maria Scott (46.06s)
66m Breaststroke (Record 1.05.98sec)
Champions
1st Laura Scanlan
2nd Maria Scott
3rd Nadia Lloyd
Non Champs 33m Freestyle
1st Caitlyn Anderton (34.90s)
2nd Rebecca Hutton
3rd Shannon Hollebon
Non Champs 33m Backstroke
1st Kirby McLellan (38.38s)
2nd Brittany Barkman
3rd Rebecca Hutton
Run
1st Jorjah Mason-Waru
2nd Rebecca Hutton
3rd Brittany Barkman
Underwater Swim
1st Sophie McDonald
2nd Monique Perkins
3rd Ashleigh Walls
Floatboard
1st Ashleigh Walls
2nd Chantalle Fegan
3rd Abbey Frost
Dog Paddle
1st McKenzie Carter
2nd Zamira de Montgomery
3rd Alana Kerr

Senior Boys
33m Backstroke (Record 19.91sec)
1st Michael Tuari (26.50s)
2nd Chase Cole
3rd Nic Shaw
66m Backstroke (Record 43.02sec)
1st Rhys Mathieson (1.15.03s)
2nd Sam Still
33m Freestyle (Record 17.57sec)
1st Sam Fischli (19.97s)
2nd Michael Tuari
3rd Nic Shaw
66m Freestyle (Record 39.68sec)
1st Rhys Mathieson (50.22s)
2nd Sam Fischli
3rd Matthew Whitaker
100m Freestyle (Record 1.04.47sec)
1st Rhys Mathieson (1.21.43s)
2nd Matthew Whitaker
3rd Nic Shaw
33m Breaststroke (Record 22.56sec)
1st Michael Tuari (28.50s)
2nd Matthew Whitaker
3rd Rhys Mathieson
66m Breaststroke (Record 51.80sec)
1st Matthew Whitaker (1.10.25s)
2nd Rhys Mathieson
3rd Jordie Bungard
33m Butterfly (Record 18.21sec)
1st Taylor Moeahu (29.56s)
2nd Rhys Mathieson
Champions
1st Rhys Mathieson
2nd Matthew Whitaker
3rd Michael Tuari

Senior Girls
33m Backstroke (Record 23.82sec)
1st Toni Hall (27.63s)
2nd Georgia Pringle
3rd Ashleigh Walker
66m Backstroke (Record 51.17sec)
1st Toni Hall (1.08.75s)
2nd Georgia Pringle
3rd Katie Jewitt
33m Freestyle (Record 20.53sec)
1st Karta Hewitt (21.35s)
2nd Toni Hall
3rd Georgia Pringle
66m Freestyle (Record 47.27sec)
1st Karta Hewitt (50.84s)
2nd Toni Hall
3rd Georgia Pringle
100m Freestyle (Record 1.11.29sec)
1st Karta Hewitt (1.27.53s)
33m Breaststroke (Record 27.35sec)
1st Karta Hewitt (30.23s)
2nd Georgia Pringle
3rd Katie Jewitt
66m Breaststroke (Record 60.00sec)
1st Karta Hewitt (1.14.46s)
33m Butterfly (Record 22.39sec)
1st Toni Hall (31.18s)
Champions
1st Karta Hewitt
2nd Toni Hall
3rd Georgia Pringle

House Relays
Junior/Minor Boys (Record 1.39.57sec)
1st Ayson (1.49.16s)
2nd Malcolm
3rd Reid
4th Ross
Junior/Minor Girls (Record 1.51.28sec)
1st Ayson (2.06.34s)
2nd Malcolm
3rd Ross
4th Reid
Intermediate Boys (Record 1.34.24sec)
1st Ayson (1.38.03s)
2nd Malcolm
3rd Reid
4th Ross
Intermediate Girls (Record 1.37.62sec)
1st Malcolm (1.55.09s)
2nd Ayson
3rd Ross
Senior Girls (Record 1.32.58sec)
1st Malcolm (1.32.74s)
2nd Reid
3rd Ross
4th Ayson



THS Athletics Results 2014 - 13th Mar 2014

Minor Girls

Track
100m (Record 13.68s)
1st Tia Valli (14.84s), 2nd Kelsey Carter, 3rd Emma Paul
200m (Record 30.08s)
1st Tia Valli (32.06s), 2nd Emma Paul, 3rd Clara Scoon
400m (Record 66.97s)
1st Kelsey Carter (1.21.03), 2nd Mereana Phillips, 3rd Megan Stringer
1500m (Record 5.41.04s)
1st Meg Clark (6.44.47s)
Track Champions
1st Tia Valli, 2nd Meg Clark, 3rd Kelsey Carter
Field
Discus – 750gm (Record 21.68m)
1st Meg Clark (14.00m), 2nd Rebecca Coleman, 3rd Angel McLeod
Shot -3kg (Record 6.64m)
1st Annabelle Philps (4.96m), 2nd Megan Stringer, 3rd Grace Michelle
Javelin – 400gm (Record 18.70m)
1st Holly Clarke (9.24m), 2nd Rebecca Coleman, 3rd Azaria Thomas-Kavanagh
Long Jump (Record 4.00m)
1st Tia Valli (3.74m), 2nd Emma Paul, 3rd Meg Clark
High Jump (Record 1.27m)
1st Tia Valli (RECORD 1.31m), 2nd Kelsey Carter, 3rd Mereana Phillips
Triple Jump (Record 6.80m)
1st Emma Paul (RECORD 7.00m), 2nd Jordan Hunt, 3rd Jorden Dickie
Field Champions
1st Rebecca Coleman, 2nd Emma Paul, 3rd Tia Valli
Overall Champion
1st Tia Valli
2nd Emma Paul
3rd Meg Clark

Minor Boys

Track
100m (Record 13.98s)
1st Hamish Lowery (14.63s), 2nd Jacob Walls, 3rd Cullum Davie
200m (Record 30.15s)
1st Felix Gillan (33.16s), 2nd Hoani Wipaki, 3rd Oliver Maniapoto
400m (Record 68.02s)
1st Jared Hayes (1.19.35s), 2nd Olly Milburn, 3rd Harry Greer
800m (Record 2.40.03s)
1st Jared Hayes (2.54.87s), 2nd Hamish Lowery, 3rd Jacob Gillies
1500m (Record 5.12.05s)
1st Daniel Hall (6.23.32s), 2nd Harley Herbert
3000m (Record 11.23.00s)
1st Daniel Hall (13.41.49s), 2nd Harley Herbert, 3rd Aiden Mallon
Track Champions
1st= Jared Hayes, Daniel Hall, 3rd Hamish Lowery
Field
Discus - 1kg (Record 21.33m)
1st Jacob Walls (15.45m), 2nd Zayde Francis, 3rd Joseph Mills
Shot - 3.5kg (Record 8.53m)
1st Ethan Walker (8.03m), 2nd Hoani Wipaki, 3rd Angus Hewett
Javelin - 600g (Record 22.90m)
1st Harley Herbert (14.44m), 2nd Ethan Walker, 3rd Angus Hewett
Long Jump (Record 4.50m)
1st Jared Hayes (4.20m), 2nd Oliver Maniapoto, 3rd Olly Milburn
High Jump (Record 1.31m)
1st Jared Hayes (RECORD 1.33m), 2nd Oliver Maniapoto, 3rd Jack Hopkins
Triple Jump (8.16m)
1st Jared Hayes (7.91m), 2nd Jacob Walls, 3rd Harry Greer
Field Champions
1st Jared Hayes, 2nd Ethan Walker, 3rd= Jacob Walls, Angus Hewett
Overall Champions
1st Jared Hayes
2nd Jacob Walls
3rd Harley Herbert

Junior Girls

Track
100m (Record 13.04s)
1st Jorjah Mason-Waru (14.25s), 2nd Monique Perkins, 3rd Madison Hoera
200m (Record 28.06s)
1st Monique Perkins (30.75s), 2nd Phoebe Cox-Herring, 3rd Tayla Frost
400m (Record 65.01s)
1st Monique Perkins (1.16.78s), 2nd Mackenzie Frost, 
3rd Abbey Frost
800m (Record 2.41.01s)
1st Abbey Frost (3.19.25s)
1500m (Record 5.28.04s)
1st Tayla Gold (6.46.81s)
3000m (Record 11.48.12s)
1st Tayla Gold (17.12.99s), 2nd Millicent Geary
Track Champions
1st Monique Perkins, 2nd Tayla Gold, 3rd Abbey Frost
Field
Discus – 1kg (Record 25.45m)
1st Khloe Johnston (18.60m)
2nd Mackenzie Frost
3rd Caitlyn Anderton
Shot - 3.5kg (Record 8.36m)
1st Nikki Hall (6.71m)
2nd Khloe Johnston
3rd Jess Thin
Javelin - 600g (Record 22.75m)
1st Mackenzie Frost (20.45m), 2nd Khloe Johnston, 3rd Alana Kerr
Long Jump (Record 4.36m)
1st Madison Hoera (4.13m), 2nd Nikki Hall, 3rd Jorjah Mason-Waru
High Jump (Record 1.42m)
1st Mackenzie Frost (1.14m), 2nd Phoebe Johnston, 3rd Tayla Frost
Triple Jump(Record 9.17m)
1st Monique Perkins (9.04m), 2nd Phoebe Cox-Herring, 3rd Tayla Gold
Field Champions
1st Mackenzie Frost, 2nd Khloe Johnston, 3rd Nikki Hall
Overall Champions
1st Monique Perkins
2nd Mackenzie Frost
3rd Tayla Gold

Junior Boys

Track
100m (Record 12.30s)
1st Justin Perkins (12.87s), 2nd Sam Walker, 3rd Sam Brown
200m (Record 24.28s)
1st Justin Perkins (27.07s), 2nd James Scanlan, 3rd Kain Walker
400m (Record 57.96s)
1st Justin Perkins (69.85s), 2nd Calum Scoon, 3rd Levin Coulter-Butler
800m (Record 2.27.04s)
1st Liam Jeffery (2.43.75s), 2nd Calum Scoon
1500m (Record 4.56.01s)
1st Kellan Crowie (7.11.88s)
3000m (Record 11.03.01s)
1st Kellan Crowie (15.07.06s)
Track Champions
1st Justin Perkins, 2nd Kellan Crowie, 3rd Calum Scoon
Field
Discus - 1kg (Record 32.39m)
1st Sam Brown (21.85m), 2nd Reuben Wilson, 3rd Sam Walker
Shot - 4kg (Record 11.73m)
1st Kain Walker (8.26m), 2nd Jackson Anderson, 3rd Rawiri Mason-Waru
Javelin - 600g (Record 31.40m)
1st Dylan Lee (26.75m), 2nd Sam Brown, 3rd Jackson Anderson
Long Jump (Record 5.13m)
1st Justin Perkins (4.70m), 2nd Sam Brown, 3rd James Scanlan
High Jump (Record 1.525m)
1st Dylan Lee (1.40m), 2nd Justin Perkins, 3rd James Scanlan
Triple Jump (Record 9.45m)
1st James Scanlan (9.42m), 2nd Richard Scott, 3rd Rawiri Mason-Waru
Field Champions
1st Sam Brown, 2nd Dylan Lee, 3rd Justin Perkins
Overall Champions
1st Justin Perkins
2nd Sam Brown
3rd Kain Walker

Intermediate Girls

Track
100m (Record 13.02s)
1st Karta Hewitt (14.43s), 2nd Adorique May, 3rd Nadia Lloyd
200m (Record 28.01s)
1st Karta Hewitt (30.30s), 2nd Adorique May, 3rd Rachel Thompson
400m (Record 67.03s)
1st Adorique May (1.20.25s)
800m (Record 2.21.86s)
1st Katie Jewitt (3.50.47s)
1500m (Record 5.32.55s)
1st Katie Jewitt (7.54.22s)
Track Champions
1st= Katie Jewitt, Adorique May, 3rd Karta Hewitt
Field
Discus - 1kg (Record 27.33m)
1st Poppy Hasler (16.70m), 2nd Jess Carr, 3rd Jess Walker
Shot - 3.5kg (Record 9.70m)
1st Jess Carr (7.43m), 2nd Shannon Hollebon, 3rd Jessica Hutton
Javelin - 600g (Record 30.28m)
1st Jess Carr (15.57m), 2nd Kyla Carruthers, 3rd Ella Brock
Long Jump (Record 4.70m)
1st Karta Hewitt (4.29m), 2nd Jess Walker, 3rd Sam Drinnan
High Jump (Record 1.455m)
1st Karta Hewitt (1.30m), 2nd Maria Scott, 3rd Poppy Hasler
Triple Jump (Record 9.47m)
1st Karta Hewitt (8.87m), 2nd Adorique May, 3rd Maria Scott
Field Champions
1st Karta Hewitt, 2nd Jess Carr, 3rd Maria Scott
Overall Champions
1st Karta Hewitt
2nd Adorique May
3rd Katie Jewitt

Intermediate Boys

Track
100m (Record 11.80s)
1st Matthew Roxburgh (12.40s), 2nd Sam Fischli, 3rd Reihana Mason-Waru
200m (Record 24.12s)
1st Matthew Roxburgh (25.41s), 2nd Henry Cox-Herring, 3rd Kobi Oliver
400m (Record 57.01s)
1st Sam Fischli (61.88s), 2nd Kobi Oliver, 3rd Sam MacDonald
800m (Record 2.13.03s)
1st Kobi Oliver (2.38.22s), 2nd Henry Cox-Herring, 3rd Sam MacDonald
3000m (Record 9.46.02s)
1st Henry Cox-Herring (12.34.50s)
Track Champions
1st Henry Cox-Herring, 2nd Kobi Oliver, 3rd Matthew Roxburgh
Field
Discus - 1.25kg (Record 33.45m)
1st Shane Patrick (25.75m), 2nd Campbell Scott, 3rd Kaleb Hayes
Shot - 5kg (Record 11.70m)
1st Sam Fischli (9.91m), 2nd Matthew Roxburgh, 3rd Kaleb Hayes
Javelin - 700g (Record 39.26m)
1st Sam Fischli (27.98m), 2nd Bryce Aldworth, 3rd Kaleb Hayes
Long Jump (Record 5.81m)
1st Henry Cox-Herring (4.92m), 2nd Bryce Aldworth, 3rd Reihana Mason-Waru
High Jump (Record 1.69m)
1st Kobi Oliver (1.53m), 2nd Reihana Mason-Waru, 3rd Campbell Thomas
Triple Jump (Record 10.87m)
1st William Jordan (8.40m), 2nd Sam MacDonald
Field Champions
1st Sam Fischli, 2nd Kaleb Hayes, 3rd Reihana Mason-Waru
Overall Champions
1st Henry Cox-Herring
2nd Sam Fischli
3rd Matthew Roxburgh

Senior Girls

Track
100m (Record 13.26s)
1st Lydia Hammersley (14.90s), 2nd Jemima Aratema, 3rd April Gray
200m (Record 28.35s)
1st Lydia Hammersley (31.80s), 2nd April Gray, 3rd Jemima Aratema
400m (Record 65.53s)
1st Lydia Hammersley (1.14.56s), 2nd Terri Thomas, 3rd Charlotte Allan
800m (Record 2.40.26s)
1st Terri Thomas (3.27.19s), 2nd Olivia Adam
1500m (Record 5.37.68s)
1st Jemima Aratema (6.46.22s), 2nd Terri Thomas, 3rd Georgia Pringle
Track Champions
1st Lydia Hammersley, 2nd Terri Thomas, 3rd Jemima Aratema
Field
Discus - 1kg (Record 33.68m)
1st Linette Tatupu (23.00m), 2nd Alyson Scurr, 3rd Abbie McKay
Shot - 4kg (Record 10.64m)
1st Linette Tatupu (8.23m), 2nd Alyson Scurr, 3rd Nadia Foster
Javelin - 600g (Record 29.80m)
1st Linette Tatupu (20.20m), 2nd Nadia Foster, 3rd Jemima Aratema
Long Jump (Record 4.65m)
1st Terri Thomas (4.31m), 2nd Lydia Hammersley, 3rd April Gray
High Jump (Record 1.48m)
1st Jemima Aratema (1.24m), 2nd Kelsi McKechnie
Triple Jump (Record 9.74m)
1st Terri Thomas (RECORD 9.87m), 2nd Lydia Hammersley, 3rd Kelsi McKechnie
Field Champions
1st Linette Tatupu, 2nd Terri Thomas, 3rd Kelsi McKechnie
Overall Champions
1st= Lydia Hammersley, Terri Thomas
3rd Jemima Aratema

Senior Boys

Track
100m (Record 11.45s)
1st Michael Tuari (12.60s), 2nd Nic Shaw, 3rd Rowan Blackbourn
200m (Record 24.00s)
1st Michael Tuari (26.90s), 2nd Nic Shaw, 3rd Rowan Blackbourn
400m (Record 55.06s)
1st Dylan Greer (64.38s), 2nd Sharn Bungard
800m (Record 2.07.07s)
1st Rowan Blackbourn (2.46.63s), 2nd Sam Still
1500m (Record 4.25.02s)
1st Dylan Greer (5.35.57s), 2nd Matthew Whitaker, 3rd Callum Walker
3000m (Record 10.14.03s)
1st Dylan Greer (12.12.40s), 2nd Matthew Whitaker, 3rd Jordie Bungard
Track Champions
1st Dylan Greer, 2nd Matthew Whitaker, 3rd Rowan Blackbourn
Field
Discus - 1.5kg (Record 36.91m)
1st Jordie Bungard (24.55m), 2nd Corey Holden, 3rd Jacky Scott
Shot - 5kg (Record 11.05m)
1st Corey Holden (10.60m), 2nd Matthew Whitaker, 3rd Rowan Blackbourn
Javelin - 700g (Record 42.64m)
1st Jacky Scott (32.32m), 2nd Taylor Moeahu, 3rd Michael Tuari
Long Jump (Record 5.86m)
1st Nic Shaw (5.44m), 2nd Michael Tuari, 3rd Tayne Butler
High Jump (Record 1.74m)
1st Michael Tuari (1.60m), 2nd Jordie Bungard, 3rd Jerrym Frost
Triple Jump (Record 12.25m)
1st Nic Shaw (11.50m), 2nd Taylor Moeahu, 3rd Jordie Bungard
Field Champions
1st= Jordie Bungard, Michael Tuari, 3rd Nic Shaw
Overall Champions
1st Michael Tuari
2nd Jordie Bungard
3rd Nic Shaw

800m Walk (Open Boys)
1st Jordie Bungard (4.32.91s), 2nd Matthew Whitaker, 3rd= Sam MacDonald, Campbell Scott
800m Walk (Open Girls)
1st Abbie McKay (5.15.16s), 2nd Tegan Tapp, 3rd Katie Jewitt

House Relay 4 x 100m
Minor Girls (Record 64.15s)
1st Ayson (69.34s)
2nd Malcolm
3rd Ross
4th Reid
Minor Boys (Record 60.31s)
1st Malcolm (63.22s), 2nd Reid, 3rd Ross, 4th Ayson
Junior Girls (Record 59.02s)
1st Reid (63.74s), 2nd Ross, 3rd Malcolm, 4th Ayson
Junior Boys (Record 54.53s)
1st Ayson (57.78s), 2nd Reid, 3rd Malcolm, 4th Ross
Intermediate Girls (Record 58.02s)
1st Ayson (62.64s), 2nd Ross, 3rd Reid, 4th Malcolm
Intermediate Boys (Record 51.94s)
1st Malcolm (54.94s), 2nd Ross, 3rd Ayson, 4th Reid
Senior Girls (Record 57.60s)
1st Ayson (63.34s), 2nd Ross, 3rd Malcolm, 4th Reid
Senior Boys (Record 48.88s)
1st Ross (52.18s), 2nd Ayson, 3rd Malcolm, 4th Reid

House Points (points/students)
1st Ayson (31.03)
2nd Reid (30.22)
3rd Malcolm (25.92)
4th Ross (25.76)














Mr Wayne Edgar - 29th Jan 2014

Mr Wayne Edgar

Principal July 2008 - December 2013

Mr Wayne Edgar recently retired Tokomairiro High School Principal passed away on the 14th January 2014 due to an accident.
It is hard to put into words what Wayne came to mean to our school, its community and our lives. We have all lost a friend, a colleague, a mentor and an example of how to be a better person.  His legacy survives in us.
Right from his first meeting with the BOT it was clear what sort of man Wayne was.  He promised that his priority would always be about relationships and he never wavered from this.  He loved hearing what the kids had to say on things that impacted on them, he listened to his staff and board.  He used what he learned, to do his utmost to improve the lot of others.
The man you met, face to face, was humble, quiet, and shy.  The man you grew to know was intelligent, cautious, scrupulous and honest. His humour was subtle and positive. Wayne’s strategic thinking was one of his real strengths. We used to call it, his ability to see around corners. His clarity of process meant that Tokomairiro High School and Tokomairiro Training blossomed under his guardianship.  
Wayne was easy to work with as you never doubted his motives and he could see where dangers may lurk.  His memory was phenomenal, small detail and large, important information.  He read widely, researching to enhance and refine his strategies.  Wayne constantly sought improvement. One of his best sayings was that, “there are no bananas left on the tree but the monkey still keeps climbing it”. This meant that we have to look for new ways to do things in response to changes in education, not just keep doing what we have always done. Often the first conversation in the morning began with him saying, “I woke at 3:00 this morning with an idea…”  His mind was never really far from his work.
Wayne was a numbers man.  He LOVED data and statistics.  This drove his decision making and planning.  The school’s finances have never looked better but this was hardly surprising as he had a notoriously tightly zipped back pocket.  He was always aware the money he was in charge of was not his own and needed to be protected.  He was somewhat of a computer geek and loved the challenges technology presented.
Wayne came to Milton nearly six years ago and joined the Rotary club and the golf club.  The former remained an important part of his life here, the latter not so much but it did start his network of friendships off.  Wayne worked long hours but also knew how to take time out with his fishing, cycling and his model airplane hobby. Conversations in the staffroom with some of his colleagues were often about flies and lures, perfect spots, cycling without seeing other vehicles, and so on. 
Since hearing the news of Wayne’s death, the school office has been a flooded with friends of the school calling in, totally agog with disbelief.  Their grief is genuine as men of Wayne’s integrity are few and far between. 
We are struggling to accept that Wayne will not be here to learn how the things he set in motion are progressing.    He is cherished, appreciated and loved by those of us who were lucky enough to have close working relationships with him.  He and his wife Jan were a formidable pair.  It is an unforgettable privilege to have learnt from him.

Prize Giving 2013 - 12th Dec 2013

Prize Giving 2013 TOKOMAIRIRO HIGH SCHOOL 2013 PRIZE LIST
(Whole School Prize giving - 11th December 2013

ACADEMIC AWARDS
Year 13
Logan Allison - first in horticulture
Giuliana Fischli - first in art
Elyse Fletcher - first in biology and geography
Daniele May - first in level 2 key skills English
Ruby Madden - diligence in horticulture
Poppy Mathieson - diligence in biology, food technology and geography
Ashley McDiarmid - first in Gateway/STAR, diligence in Gateway/STAR
Limei McLellan - first in biology, food technology, English, diligence in art and mathematics with statistics
Kieran O’Sullivan - first in digital technology
Tamahi Phillips - first in physics, diligence in physics, Reid Memorial Prize for science
Lucy Pringle - first in chemistry, physical education, mathematics with calculus and mathematics with statistics, diligence in chemistry, mathematics with calculus and physical education, Jean Littlejohn Prize for mathematics

Year 12
Olivia Adam - diligence in physical education
Georgia Brown - diligence in applied mathematics and art
Jordie Bungard - first in applied mathematics and physical education
Maxine Calver -  South Otago Federation of Women’s Institute prize for food technology, diligence in food technology and chemistry
Jerrym Frost - diligence in technology
April Gray - diligence in drama
Lydia Hammersley - diligence in English, mathematics and geography
Kelly Hewitt - first in digital technology
Kelsi McKechnie - first in horticulture
Courtney McLellan - first in English, biology, chemistry, geography and mathematics, diligence in biology  
Aaron Mead - first in physics
Brittany Scott-Jenkins - diligence in horticulture
Sam Still - first in gateway/STAR and technology, diligence in key skills English and Gateway/STAR
Michael Tuari - first in art and drama
Matthew Whitaker - diligence in physics

Year 11
Euan Anderton - Agnes & John Littlejohn Prize for first in mathematics
Monica Beck - diligence in English
Sharn Bungard - first in drama
Jack Calver - first in English
Jessica Carr - Rosslyn Art Trophy for the Most Improved Art Student in Year 11, first in gateway, diligence in English and gateway
Paige Gardner - first in English, diligence in food technology
Emma Gunion-Yurjevic - first in horticulture
William Jordan - Mainland Fasteners’ prize for first in technology, first in careers, diligence in English, mathematics, science, technology and careers
Daniel Maindonald - first in food technology
Natasha Maybee - diligence in English, art and geography
Carina Pedersen - diligence in horticulture
Georgia Pringle - first in history
Nicholas Shaw - first in physical education
Terri Thomas - Fowler Art and Craft Trophy for first in art, first in geography, diligence in physical education
Hannah Weatherall - first in mathematics, diligence in drama
Phillip Wu - first in science

Year 10
Eliza Barrett - diligence in food technology
Joshua Coleman - diligence in physical education
Kayla Dobson - diligence in English and mathematics
Alice Dowle - first in English, art and science
Karta Hewitt - first in physical education, diligence in science and art
Georgina Irvine - first in social studies and food technology, diligence in mathematics
Sam MacDonald - first in physical education, diligence in physical education
Shane Patrick - diligence in hard materials technology
Matthew Roxburgh - first in hard materials technology
Jessica Walker - diligence in science
Grace Whitaker-Flett - first in English, French and horticulture
Jason Wu - first in mathematics and science

Year 9
Caitlyn Anderton - first in English, diligence in health and science
Brittany Barkman - first in science, social studies and health, diligence in English
Henry Cox-Herring - first in social studies
Bree Grant - first in social studies
Kerrin Hall - diligence in drama
Nikki Hall - diligence in mathematics and social studies
Kaleb Hayes - first in digital technology
Jessica Hutton - diligence in health
Chevtin Jeffery - first in drama, diligence in physical education
Dylan Lee -  first in physical education
Nadia Lloyd - diligence in mathematics
Reihana Mason-Waru - first in physical education
Maria Scott - first in English, mathematics, health, graphics and French, diligence in English, French, mathematics, physical education and science
Campbell Thomas - first in music, diligence in digital technology, science and music
Kain Walker - first in science, diligence in graphics
Lucas Wilkinson - first in English and science, diligence in English

Year 8
Sam Brown - first in physical education
Rhys Davie - Littlejohn Prize for first in mathematics, first in English, social studies, science and art, diligence in English, social studies and Maori
Chantalle Fegan - diligence in science
Jacob Grant - diligence in art
Keenan Hogg - first in art
Rebecca Hutton - first in hard materials technology, diligence in mathematics
Anna Jordan - diligence in science
Cody Keen - first in science, diligence in information technology
George Lowery - first in physical education
Jorjah Mason-Waru - first in Maori
Rawiri Mason-Waru - first in mathematics
Joe Pepper - diligence in hard material technology
Justin Perkins - diligence in physical education
Monique Perkins - diligence in hard materials technology
James Scanlan - first in social studies and information technology, diligence in social studies and physical education
John Swain - diligence in hard materials technology
Ashleigh Walls - first in English and Maori, diligence in English, Maori and art
Ryan Weatherall - diligence in mathematics

Year 7
Austin Burgess - diligence in English and hard materials technology
Kaleb Cain - diligence in music
Brigitte Clarke - diligence in physical education
Jennifer Coleman - first in art, diligence in social studies and health
Levin Coulter-Butler - first in music, hard & soft materials technologies, diligence in art
Phoebe Cox-Herring - first in science and hard & soft materials technologies, diligence in English
Kellan Crowie - first in art, diligence in physical education, music and food technology
Kaleb Fegan - first in science and French, diligence in French and mathematics
Molly Flett - first in English and social studies, diligence in science
Millicent Geary - first in music
Felix Gillan - diligence in food technology
Alicia Gillies - first in French and food technology
Liam Grant - first in English, mathematics, physical education and health, diligence in science
Daniel Hall - first in food technology
Matthew Herbert - diligence in soft materials technology
Angus Hewett - diligence in mathematics, art and hard materials technology
Grace Michelle - diligence in social studies
Clara Scoon - first in French, diligence in French
Richard Scott - first in mathematics and French, diligence in French and soft materials technology
Tia Valli - first in physical education
Laura Wilkinson - first in social studies

SPORTS AWARDS
Jackson Anderson - intermediate boys swimming
Rowan Blackbourn - intermediate boys athletics
Caitlyn Brock - most improved senior hockey
Sam Brown - junior boys cross country
Jordie Bungard - contribution cricket, most improved boy touch player
Jessica Carr - senior girls tennis
Kelsey Carter - minor girls cross country
Kellan Crowie - soccer
Rhys Davie - most improved junior hockey
Connor Devlin - basketball
Kaleb Fegan - minor boys swimming
Jade Findlay - minor girls swimming
Mackenzie Frost - intermediate girls cross country
April Gray - senior girls cross country, senior girls swimming, most valuable senior hockey player
Dylan Greer - cricket merit, senior boys tennis
Kaleb Hayes - junior rugby
Karta Hewitt - merit junior netball, intermediate girls swimming
Brad Lee - senior boys athletics, basketball, senior boys cross country
Sam MacDonald - most improved junior touch player
Rhys Mathieson - cricket merit, most improved rugby player, senior boys swimming
Ashley McDiarmid - most consistent netball player SISS tournament, most improved girl touch player
Kobi Oliver - intermediate boys cross country
Kieran O’Sullivan - greatest contribution to rugby
Monique Perkins - junior girls athletics, junior girls cross country, best all round hockey player
Georgia Pringle - contribution netball
Lucy Pringle - senior girls athletics, merit senior netball
Matthew Roxburgh - junior boys athletics
Stacey Sanders - junior girls swimming
Richard Scott - minor boys athletics, minor boys cross country
Terri Thomas - intermediate girls athletics
Tia Valli - minor girls athletics
Reuben Wilson - junior boys swimming

CULTURAL AWARDS
Maxine Calver - senior speech
Giuliana Fischli - literary award
Paige Gardner - most promising musician
Millicent Geary - year 7 oral competition
Grace Michelle - year 7 oral competition
Klaude Ngamoki - excellence kapa haka
Reuben Wilson - year 8 oral competition

SPECIAL AWARDS
Ransome Awards for diligence and progress not otherwise recognised in Years 7-10:
Year 7 - Jade Findlay, Annika Gray, Shawn Taylor
Year 8 - Samantha Herbert, Stacey Sanders, Callum Scoon
Year 9 - Cassima Foster, Georgia Low, Connor Marshall, Caleb Philps, Jack Taylor, Trevor Thomson
Year 10 - Meighan Herbert
Caitlyn Brock - Principal’s leadership award, Vollweiler Family Trust Scholarship for tertiary scholarship
Elyse Fletcher - proxime accessit
Maia Giles - diligence & progress in senior school not otherwise recognised, Otago Polytechnic Principal’s scholarship
Karta Hewitt - Lions Trophy for junior girls citizenship, Duffy Memorial Prize for best all round pupil in the junior school
Brad Lee - best all round sportsman
Poppy Mathieson - Rotary Award for Tertiary Study
Limei McLellan - J B Roy Prize for student who best fulfils the school motto - learning, self control, courtesy
Tamahi Phillips - Principal’s leadership award, Maori/Pacific Islands entrance scholarship, Dickinson Citizenship Shield for senior boys, Maori achievement award - mere
Lucy Pringle - deputy head student award, best all round sports woman, Dickinson Citizenship Shield for senior girls, academic diligence, dux
Ben Scott - diligence & progress in senior school not otherwise recognised, deputy head student award
Jason Wu - Lions Trophy for junior boys citizenship 

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