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Sep 12, 2018

Basketball Update - 13 September

On Monday, 3rd September, the Wentworth Lions played the Orewa College 1 team and won 15 to 8. We had a very good first half and some say it was our best game, but our second half didn't quite meet expectations because we got tired and got a bit confident. The other team was mostly a bit smaller but still put up a decent fight.

The following week, on 10th September, we played Kingsway No Limits and won 38 to 16. We had a very good first half and got in the majority of the shots and blocked many from the other team, although in our second half we started to get a bit lazy and missed shots and rebounds. The other team were all quite small but still managed to have some good plays.  

Blake Nelson (Year 10)

Wentworth Gymnasts Gold & Silver at AIMS!


Our Year 7 and 8 Wentworth gymnasts travelled to Tauranga last week for the AIMS Games Rhythmic Gymnastics competition and won a total of nine medals.

In the Twisters competition (for Novice and Club Level 1-3 gymnasts), the team of Sophia Gardiner, Teresa Sell and Natalie Brewer won Gold medals.  All three gymnasts also took top placings individually with Sophia winning Gold, Teresa winning Silver and Natalie taking Bronze.

In the Flyers competition (for Novice gymnasts), the team of Imogen Herbert, Charlotte Sancto-Jones and Bethany Smith won Silver medals. Their individual placings were Imogen 4th, Charlotte 5th and Bethany 6th.

A huge "thank you!" to coaches Kate Heard and Claire Wiggin for all their expertise and the time they have put into coaching the girls.

These were amazing results from our gymnasts - well done girls!

Aug 30, 2018

Hockey Update - 31 August

Boys' First XI
The senior boys hockey team completed their season with a close and hard fought Grade 3a final against Albany Senior High School.  It was an amazingly close match, with Wentworth taking the lead leading into the second half.  Unfortunately two quick goals near the end of the game allowed Albany to secure a 2-1 victory, with Wentworth finishing runners up in the grade.  It has been a great season for the boys, with a number of polished and strong performances.  A huge thank you to all of those people who came to support the team.  It was a great atmosphere for the team to enjoy in their final match.

Basketball Update - 25 August

Wentworth Lions
Win 27-2 Kingsway Edge
The Wentworth Lions played Kingsway Edge and had a big win of 27 to 2. We had no subs so we did get tired, however the Kingsway team were a lot smaller which made it easier. We did get a bit over-confident at times and missed simple shots but we still came away with a good win.
Blake Nelson

Netball Update - 30 August

Year 7 - Final on 30 August 2018
Win 20-19 Northcote 7/4
The final game of the season had spectators absolutely enthralled and the Year 7 Netball girls were brilliant!  It was end-to-end play for the first half of the game, however after the third quarter they were down by several points. Nevertheless, they held their nerve to produce outstanding play in the final quarter, winning by a couple of goals.   Fantastic result girls!

Netball Update - 25 August


Team 1 NNH
Win 31-18 Whangaparaoa College 3
Team 1 played a great game on Saturday against Whangaparoa College 3 and won the game 31-18. This was Round 4 of the competitions and next week is finals week. The team is currently second in the table based on goal difference and need to win on Saturday as well as having the best goal difference in order to become the Grade 6 Champions - good luck to the girls!


Year 7
Win 20-15 Northcross 7/4
The Year 7 team had a tense game on Thursday against a well matched Northcross 7/4 team. Either team could have won on the night but Wentworth outplayed Northcross in the last quarter thanks to Charlotte Santo-Jones' strong performance in defence. The team are playing their final game on Thursday for first or second place in Grade 3 Flight and will have to play against Northcross 7/4 again. We wish the girls the best of luck!

Basketball Update - 22 August


Wentworth Lions 
Win 27-19 against Whangaparaoa Underrated
The Wentworth Lions played the Whangaparaoa Underrated team this week and won 27-19. We played well and should have won by a bigger margin but we had no structure. The other team were all very small so we managed to get past them but they still had good skills. It was a fun game and was good to get a win.
Blake Nelson

Netball update - 22 August

Team 1 NNH 
Win 27-22 Northcote 3
Team 1 had a great game. The players are working well as a team with fast passing, great shooting and a solid defence.

Year 7 
Win 22-10 TNIS 7/3
The Year 7 team had another successful game last week, although cut short due to the lights going out after the third quarter. The team beat Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and were well on target to score more than 30 goals, if they could have played the last quarter. There was again great team support, coupled with strong quick passes and tight defence, resulting in tips and intercepts as well as great shooting - well done girls!

Hockey Update - 22 August

Boys' First XI
The Senior Boys' Hockey team played their semifinal against Mahurangi this week.  It was a tough match with end to end attack for much of the first half.  The Wentworth team took advantage of a couple of fast breaks to finish goals either side of the half.  A stunning goal by Lewis Pangalila broke the defense open and the team finished off the game with another goal to finish 4-0.  This week we have the Grade 3a final against Albany Senior High School to finish off the season.

Girls First XI
On Thursday, 16th of August, the Girls' First XI Hockey team had a blinder of a game against Mahurangi College. The girls put in a great team effort, winning five to one.  Team connections were very strong and links to get the ball down the turf were quick. Anna Nelson scored the first goal of the game. Amy Riddle and India Grigson both had a great game scoring two goals each. Anya Khalid, our goalie, had a fantastic game along with our defence by keeping the ball out of Mahurangi’s attacking end. An excellent game overall.
Beau Walbran

Boys' Year 7 & 8
The last two weeks of games for the intermediate hockey team have seen the team win a close game and lose a close game. The 1-0 win came against Orewa College, a team that were made up of players well known to the boys, with an early goal followed by a mix of strong possession play and effective scrambling defense. The team came away feeling satisfied with their performance and it meant a third equal placing on the ladder. Player of the Day went to Elliot Houghton for his effort on defence and impressive attacking display.

The loss came the following week against a Whangaparaoa team that were on top of the points table. After an early goal by Jack Austin, as a result of early possession and territorial advantage, Whangaparaoa started to hit their straps and combined well on attack to overwhelm our defenders and score two goals before half time. With the game still in the balance for most of the second half and opportunities for both teams to find the back of the goal, Whangaparaoa put the result to bed with a late third goal. The boys again felt satisfied with their performance against a team that had previously scored a lot more goals on us earlier in the season. Player of the Day went to Louis Straker for his contribution as a defender - a position unfamiliar to him until now. The team are looking forward to pushing for a spot high up the ladder in the coming games.


Aug 20, 2018

Basketball Update - 21 August

Wentworth Gators vs Wentworth Lions:  36-11

Today the Wentworth Lions played the Wentworth Gators.  We lost 36-11 but was still a good game. When we started to pass and work as a team, we had some great play and managed to gain a few points and stop some goals with some good defence. However, the Gators just had too much skill and were the better team on the day.

Blake Nelson

Netball Update - 21 August

Team 1 NNH
Win 50-21 Carmel College 8
Team 1 had a spectacular game on Saturday against Carmel College 8 and scored the highest number of goals so far this season. The team had previously played Carmel earlier in the season and lost against them by one goal, so this was an amazing result.  Well done girls!


Year 7
Win 30-13 Ponsonby Int 7/3
The Year 7 team played an amazing game on Thursday against Ponsonby Intermediate 7/3, scoring their highest score so far this season of 30 goals. The team’s performance is going from strength to strength, improving each week that they play.

Girls Hockey Update - 21 August

On Thursday, 9th August, the Girls' Hockey First XI played a game against Hobsonville Point at North Harbour. Unfortunately, the girls lost 7 - 2 but definitely put up a great fight as most of the senior players were away due to participation in the school production. Our goalie for this game was Maddie Rist who had a great first game. Amy Riddle and Dasha Ruzich were our goal scorers for the night with some excellent shots. Overall, the team left everything out on the turf and put up an excellent effort.

Beau Walbran

Aug 14, 2018

Wentworth Gymnasts win Gold and Silver medals at the Auckland Gymsports Championships

On Thursday, 28th June, 10 Wentworth students took part in a rhythmic gymnastics competition in Takanini and came away with outstanding results.

In the Years 9 and 10 Group Competition, the team of Bronte Heath, Emma Gilpin, Alex Dobson and Caitlin Smith won Gold.

Our Junior team of Natalie Brewer, Teresa Sell, Imogen Herbert, Bethany Smith, Charlotte Sancto-Jones and Stephanie Ye won Silver, which is an amazing achievement for a group of Years7 & 8 students.

In the Novice Open Individual Grade, Wentworth took all top placings, with Emma Gilpin winning Gold, Caitlin Smith winning Silver and Alex Dobson taking the Bronze.

The others students also did well, with Natalie Brewer in 4th place and Bethany Smith in 6th. Teresa Sell and Imogen Herbert were placed 8th and 9th respectively.

These were amazing results for our gymnasts - well done girls!

All gymnasts have qualified to attend the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics Championsships in September this year.

Aug 7, 2018

Basketball Update - 8 August

Wentworth Lions
Draw 19:19 Kingsway Legends

Wentworth Lions drew with the Kingsway Legends 19-all. The Kingsway team had older players and were much taller, but at times we out-skilled them and managed to have some very skillful play. We had a very close lead for most of the game but started to rush too much and Kingsway managed to get a few baskets and the game ended as a tie.

Blake Nelson

Netball Update - 8 August


Team 1 NNH Loss 22-37 Kingsway 2

Round 1 of the Grade 6 Championships started on the 4th August and Team 1 played against Kingsway 2. It was a tough game for Wentworth against a more experienced team with fast passing skills. So far this season, the team has has experienced a mixture of wins and losses and every week they are making improvements in their playing.


Year 7 Loss 12-21 Northcross 7/6

The Year 7 team played Round 2 of the Grade 3 Flight competition against Northcross 7/6. The team had a difficult start to the game, trailing behind Northcross in the first quarter 7-0. Their play improved as the game progressed and their passing began to flow, enabling them to score more goals.