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Dec 7, 2014

2 Silver Medals in Sir Peter Blake Sailing Regatta 2014

Two Wentworth students achieved significant results in the Sir Peter Blake Regatta 2014.  This regatta is the largest centreboard regatta in the southern hemisphere.

Sean Herbert earned a Silver medal in the Opti Open against 73 other competitors and Oliver Reeves earned a silver in the Starling Green in his first year of sailing.

Nov 30, 2014

Learn to Sail Days

Congratulations to all our Years 7 to 10 students who had a fantastic time learning to sail the school's 420 dinghies last week.  Members of the Wentworth Sailing Academy skippered the boats, directing the willing learners what to pull and where to sit etc.  Many of the teachers also took part and thoroughly enjoyed learning to sailing with the students, sharing the laughs as well as the spills.  Well done to all involved.

Nov 24, 2014

Sailing at Algies Bay

Well done to Oliver Reeves who represented Wentworth at a school fleet regatta at Algies Bay on Monday. Oliver wasn't placed in the 4 races but it was a great learning experience. Big thank you to Cameron Hughes who came along as support.

Nov 17, 2014

Wentworth students selected for top teams!

Congratulations to Skye Collins-Maginley (Year 9) who has been selected for the U15 Girls' Elite team to represent North Harbour at this season's Touch Tournament.  Skye will also be trialling for New Zealand in February. 

Congratulations also to Rosalie Reeves (Year 12) who has been named in the U17 Poi Tarawhiti o Te Raki Paewhenua Netball team to represent the Maori province north of the bridge in a national tournament next Easter.
Well done girls!

Nov 10, 2014

First Win for Junior Girl Rowers

Our junior girls' rowing squad (made up of Rebecca Faletanoai, Mia Cunningham-South, Alicia McColl, Shena Donald and cox Alana Pribicevich) had their first win at the recent WTMC-TAKA Regatta at Lake Pupuke in the Girls' U15 Coxed Quad Sculls.  The girls had a brilliant start and led the race the entire way. It was an amazing race to watch as the distance between them and the second boat just got bigger and bigger, with Wentworth rowers winning by at least 6 boat lengths!  The best part of the race was listening to the commentator who said, "This Wentworth crew look very polished for this stage in the season. A big compliment must go to whomever is coaching them."  We look forward to more of this from this crew.

Oct 20, 2014

Sailing Regatta at Algies Bay

In the last week of Term 3 the Wentworth Sailing squad attended a regatta in Algies Bay in the 420 racing dinghies. The captain of the team, Cameron Hughes, was ill so new combinations had to be sorted. The 3 skippers were Liam Herbert, Sean Herbert and Oliver Reeves, and the 3 crew were Mel Hopkins, Sam Haggerty and Kip Simpson. This was the first time that Oliver had skippered at a regatta and the first regatta for both Sam and Kip, so it was all very exciting!
Strong winds on the first day meant that racing was cancelled and our students returned to school and their classes. The next two days the sailors sailed race after race, even taking lunch on the water. They worked very hard and the experienced skippers of Liam and Sean directed their teams to many wins.  Everybody learnt more sailing rules and can be proud of their efforts of second place overall.  This was an excellent regatta and well done to all.  Wentworth sailors are now looking forward to the next regatta at Keri Keri in December.

Sep 22, 2014

Nth Island Secondary School Ski Champs

Last week Wentworth competed in the NISSSC competition at Turoa ski field.  This was a milestone for Wentworth as we had 2 teams this year, comprising of Jack and Ambrose Ledbrook, Alexander Gregory, Michael Coutts, Max Romminger, Kelly Main, Alexis Eccles and Louise Fonclara.  All skiers skied really well and made it down the courses with fabulous control and speed.  We placed about mid-range in the field, and considering our skiers are not part of race squads, our results are fantastic.  They were:
Wentworth A - 56th out of 117 teams
Wentworth B - 68th out of 117 teams
Despite some challenging weather we had a wonderful time away.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and there was lots of laughter, jokes and fun both on skis and off.  A huge thank you to my 3 star helpers - Wayne Romminger, Greg Main and Christian Fonclara - who helped as course assistants, braving the cold conditions to be marshals, gate-keepers and helping at the top of the girls' course.  And to top it all off, Wentworth B team won a spot prize!!!  Well done everyone.
Bridget Ledbrook, Parent in Charge

Sep 15, 2014

Years 7/8 Netball Team win their Division.

The girls played a fast paced game, with a special effort in the last quarter to get the result they had worked for so hard. Each player was able to contribute their best netball skills in helping the team drive forward to win first place for their grade, with a 24 -12 win against Kingsway.
This was a reward for the dedication of each of those players who made it to two practices a week for a few weeks during the season to ensure their skill levels continued to improve.  Thank you so much to senior students Maddie Woodd and Stephanie Watts for their coaching, leadership and encouragement throughout this season; the team hopes you are proud of your achievement.  A big thank you also to Linda Hopper (Year 9 coach) for her kindness and expertise with additional coaching sessions.
As a reward for the Years 7/8 and Year 9 netball teams they will be having a special meet/greet and coaching session with Anna Harrison (nee Scarlett) this month! Thank you so much to Mia Boot's father for organizing such an awesome experience for our girls.
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HBC Netball Prizewinners

It was a hugely successful win for some of our Wentworth College students at the End of Year Prizegiving held at HBC Netball Centre on Saturday.  Many students were part of winning teams, but individuals were awarded for U23 Best Defence (Charlotte Doocey, Mia Cunningham-South) and U23 Most Goals Scored (Ashleigh Nelson, Grace Morris & Tayla Karam).  Congratulations to Bayley Irvine (Jnr Umpire of the Year), McKenzie Wilton (Most Improved U23 Player & Joint winner of the U15 Rep. Player of the Year), Charlotte Doocey (U17 Rep. Player of the Year), and to Mia Cunningham-South who won several awards (including U23 Player of the Year & Overall 2014 Rep Player of the Year).  Acknowledgements were also given to Maddie Irvine, Grace Morris, Mia Cunningham South, Ashleigh Hyland & Charlotte Doocey who are part of the HBC Leadership Team who have helped run/mentor a training programme for Yrs 0 - 2 students as well as running local tournaments and helping the committee throughout the season.

Sep 7, 2014

Wentworth Netballers Win their Division at UNISS!

The Wentworth Senior 1 Netball team spent last week at Waitakere competing with 112 other schools and 1600 Netball players in the Upper North Island Secondary School Tournament.  Each day they played 2 games. The first 5 games were in a 'round robin' and they played Opotiki, Glendowie, Avondale Invitational, Pio Pio and Pompellier. The next 3 games were the top 8 competition, against Reporoa, Tauhara and Kaipara. The final day consisted of the semi-final against Te Kuiti and final against Glendowie. Our team remained undefeated throughout the entire tournament, with some points differences of up to 35. The girls came out with no injuries but were very sore, with tired bodies. As winners of D Grade, Wentworth will be one of only 3 teams promoted into C Grade for 2015. The team had lots of fun at our accommodation at Bethells Beach, spending each evening in a unique way with our dance competition pizza night as the highlight. Thank you very much to coach Tania Cargo, whose invaluable advice and encouragement enabled this achievement, and to team manager Kim Reeves, for her wonderful organisation (and milk and bananas!). Thank you to the parents for their support and meals. Congratulations to the girls who worked hard in every game and maintained an incredibly positive team spirit throughout the week, resulting in bringing home the silverware to Wentworth.

Aug 25, 2014

Wentworth Head Boy to Row in Australia

Congratulations to Chris Everitt for making the squad to compete in the Queensland Schools' Rowing Regatta in Australia next month.  Many hours of training over winter went into achieving his place on the squad.  Well done Chris!

Aug 10, 2014

Newly Qualified Regional Netball Umpire

Congratulations to Charlotte Doocey (Year 11) who passed her Zone (Regional) Umpiring Award through Netball NZ this past weekend. Charlotte plays for our Wentworth #1 Netball team and also for the Sport Gulf Harbour Elite U23 team and has been mentored through this process by Tania Cargo.  She has been
extensively assessed for this over the last 15 months since getting her Zone Theory last May.  The next stage for Charlotte is to go for her NZ Theory next year.

Jul 31, 2014

UNISS Netball Tournament 2014

Congratulations to the following players for making the UNISS 2014 team to represent Wentworth in Netball at Waitakere from 1-5 September:
Anna Ricksen, Ashleigh Hyland, Charlotte Doocey, Grace Morris, Mia Cunningham-South, McKenzie Wilton, Rosalie Reeves, Shena Donald, Stephanie Watts, Tayla Karam and Tia Legg.

Jun 22, 2014

Netball - week ending 22 June

Wentworth 1:  Wentworth 33 : Whangaparaoa 18
The score reflects how well the girls played on Saturday.  The team had to play smarter netball to make the game challenging for them and to continue their development, and hopefully this will see them continue on to  finish well in the second half of the season.  The girls also played a fantastic game on Monday night in the Rodney Schools’ challenge against Rodney College, winning by 20 goals.  The Rodney Challenge is a 5 week round-robin tournament with schools' top netball teams from as far away as Dargaville taking part.
Wentworth 2:  Wentworth 38 : Whangaparaoa 14
Wentworth senior netball 2 had a great game on Saturday against Whangaparaoa College with another convincing win. The girls played very well with no reserves and a joint player of the day went to Sasha and Brooke for their great effort in the mid court.
Year 9 team:
Our Year 9 Netball team unfortunately had to default this week with 4 members away at camp and injuries within the rest of team.   Hopefully this game can be played at another time and the team is especially looking forward to their next game on Tuesday as they get to play on the prime inside courts at NNH!
Intermediate team:  Wentworth 37 : Orewa 10
A very tough game against Orewa 2 on Saturday, with the whole team tired from camp.  The team will make up for it next time they play them!

Jun 16, 2014

Wentworth Host Inter-School Years 5/6 Hockey competition

12 school's took part in last week's competition held on Wentworth's astro-turf sports field in warm, sunny weather, with Wentworth College students providing their expertise as umpires.  The Wentworth team made us all very proud, playing with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship and making it through to the finals.  However, it was Warkworth Primary who triumphed on the day.  Well done to all competitors and umpires!

Jun 8, 2014

Netball Success

Team 2 had a fantastic win against Kaipara 3 on Saturday.  They had an outstanding result of 37 to 8.  The girls worked strongly as a team, preventing Kaipara from scoring any goals in the last 2 quarters.  Well done girls!

May 30, 2014

Wentworth Rowing Club Inc Raffle Winner

Raffle:   Rorotongan Holiday

Drawn:  30th May 2014    1pm   Wentworth College

Winner:  Ticket Number 33, Steve White

Congratulations Steve!

May 21, 2014

Wentworth student selected to represent New Zealand!

Huge congratulations to Thomas Morgan (Year 7) who has been selected to play as a member of the top Auckland Under 14 Basketball team, the Kiwis.  Thomas plays Basketball 6 days a week, for 3 separate Basketball teams, and his hard work and dedication to his chosen sport will see him cross the Tasman with the Kiwis in July to take on some of the top Australian Club and State teams.  Good luck Thomas!

May 18, 2014

North Harbour Netball Representatives 2014 includes three Wentworth College Netballers

Congratulations to Grace Morris, Rosalie Reeves and Mia Cunningham-South for making North Harbour representation in Netball.
Grace has been selected into Team 1 U17
Rosalie has been selected into Team 2 U17
Mia has been selected into the U15 Squad
Special thanks to Tania Cargo for all the extra support & training she has given the girls in the trial process.

May 5, 2014

2014 Secondary Schools Sailing Regatta

Congratulations to the Wentworth sailors for their 3rd placing in the silver division of the National 420 dinghy regatta during the holidays. 32 schools from around the country took part in the regatta, which took place at Algies Bay.  Some races were fingernail-biting close with rules being shouted, protest flags raised and umpires required.  Follow this link to view one of the races:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alxX4YKwa9Y

Apr 15, 2014

Wentworth Netball Fun and Fast Play.

On Sunday night Team One and Two spent a great night out watching the Mystics beat the Tactix.  A great game to watch and learn from with the win only coming in the final quarter.  Team One then went on to replicate the game by beating Whangaparaoa One at a training game on Tuesday night and beating them also in the final quarter.  The girls' play was outstanding with some new combinations coming together beautifully. This gives us confidence for grading.  Team Two will be playing an Orewa College team in the holidays as their training game.

Apr 9, 2014

Fog To Dust

Four Wentworth College boys attended the Inter-School Motocross competition in the backblocks of Huntly on Friday 4th April. 

Logan and Jed Murman, along with Henry Williams, headed off with an early start to beat the Auckland traffic. They hit fog at Meremere and had a slow winding journey through Waikato farmland with visibility down to 50m. Nevertheless they arrived with plenty of time to sign in and catch up with Bowen Hopper – the other team member.

On the 'look lap' to get the know the track, the fog was thick and stuck to the boys’ goggles, and they were also coated with an icing of dust from the freshly harvested maize paddock. However the sun eventually burned away the fog, and racing got underway. The damp soon turned to dust and the organisers had to water the track. While the team did not bring home any silverware, they did enjoy racing against 170 other students. Jed took a huge crash at the start of the third round but walked away with only a few bruises.

The Wentworth team hopes they can field a team again next year!

Apr 7, 2014

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Tramp

During the weekend 13 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students, 2 teachers (Ms Worthy and Ms Fisher) and Malcolm Haggerty, a parent, went for a wander over and down the Waitakeres.  The weather was, as usual, perfect and everyone had a very enjoyable time. One group decided to cross the main stream and they got wet to the armpits. However, the swamp itself was incredibly dry with almost no water in it. A couple of students still managed to fall into the only puddles of water that were around though! Thank you very much to our three drivers for the weekend:  Mani Faletanoai, Greg Main and Chris Langdon. They drove for many miles to ensure we could get home at the end of the weekend.

Mar 31, 2014

Rowing Results from Maadi Cup

Fantastic results by our Rowers at the Maadi Cup last weekend.  The Maadi Cup draws the best rowers from Secondary Schools across the whole country and Wentworth Rowers achieved some excellent results.

Final Results:
4th in New Zealand - Boys’ Under 18 Lightweight Double - Jacob Langridge, Chris Everitt
8th in New Zealand - Girls’ Under 18 Coxed Four - Lucy Murden, Greer Donovan, Anna Riksen, Emma Ryder, Alana Pribicevich
13th in New Zealand - Girls’ Under 18 Pair - Greer Donovan, Anna Riksen
15th in New Zealand - Boys’ Under 18 Single - Chris Everitt
16th in New Zealand - Boys’ Under 17 Coxed Quad - Samuel Clarke, Jacob Langridge, James Banyard, Rhodes Jensen, Conrad Morley

Mar 11, 2014

Wentworth Rowers make College History!

After five seasons of hard work by current and previous squad members, Wentworth College took its rightful place on the North Island Championships podium this past weekend with Jacob Langridge and Chris Everitt winning a Silver Medal in the Boys' Under 18 Lightweight Pair.  Whilst this was the best result of the weekend, all squad members raced hard to obtain placings in a total of eight finals - a fantastic effort!

Mar 10, 2014

Gold & Silver for Taine at NZ Surf Lifesaving Champs

Congratulations to Taine Johnston (Year 11) for his fantastic results at the National Surf Lifesaving Champs in Whakatane last weekend.  Taine won a Gold medal in the 'Board Rescue' and Silver in the 'Beach Run Relay'.  Well done Taine!

Mar 5, 2014

ex-Student wins GOLD at NZ Rowing Champs!

Congratulations to alumni, Jake Guy (pictured, 2nd from right) and his team for taking Gold in the Men's Senior Quad at the NZ Rowing Championships in February.  Jake was a talented member of the Rowing Squad during his time at Wentworth, and we hold high hopes for his future in the sport.  Well done Jake!

Years 5/6 Basketball teams looking good!

Fabulous games last night from both teams! The Blues won their match 20:0 with Player of the Day Molly Langridge. The Reds also won 10:5 with Blake F-B as Player of the Day. Every single player worked terrifically hard with some super passing, marking and finding space.  Well done to all players!

Mar 3, 2014

2014 Athletics Day

Congratulations to all participants in last Thursday's annual Athletics Day.  Glorious weather, great House spirit and vocal supporters combined to make a fantastic day for everyone!
1st - McDonald House with 1465 points
2nd - Fleming with 1334 points
3rd - Findlay with 1172 points.

Win for Junior Basketball team

Congratulations to our Junior Basketballers who won their Term 1 grading game 44-4.

Feb 20, 2014

Swimming North Harbour Champs

Congratulations to our swimmers who competed in the recent North Harbour Championships at the Millennium Pool in Albany.  Highlights include a 4th place finish for Kieran Pangalila in the 50m Junior Boys' Backstroke.  Sarah Haggerty also had a very successful day with a 1st place in the Senior Girls 50m Butterfly, a 3rd in 50m Backstroke and two 4th placings.  Her brother, Sam Haggerty, also placed 1st in the Intermediate Boys' 50m Freestyle.


The golfers got their season underway last week but unfortunately faced a strong side from Massey High School.  The results were not in our favour but hopes are high for greater performance in the next match against Rosmini at the Peninsula Golf Course.

Feb 18, 2014

Football Success

Congratulations to Rose and Jacqui Gatfield-Jeffries who have both been selected to join the Northern Football Federation 14th grade girls' football development squad. This squad of 20 girls is the equivalent of the North Harbour Rep team. Rose has now been selected in the NFF age group development squad each year since 2011.  Jacqui has again been selected after being in the squad in 2011 and 2012.

Feb 17, 2014


It was great to see our rowers working together so well in the sun and wind at Lake Pupuke last Saturday. It was a pleasure to watch their high level of skills and their camaraderie.  Mr Lee, Deputy Principal

National Swimming Champs in Wellington

Congratulations to Kieran Pangalila who achieved 3 gold , 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at last week's competition.

Mia Boot also did well at the competition, swimming in 7 races and achieving 2 personal best times.

Lewis Pangalila also swam and had excellent results with 8 out of 9 races being personal bests and 3 top 10 places, the best being a 6th place for the 200 backstroke.

Feb 16, 2014

Help Sean & Liam get to Germany in July 2014

Wentworth sailors, Sean and Liam Herbert, are on a mission to compete in the World Champs of the O'pen Bic Cup in Germany in July and show the world that while NZ is a small country, we have the best sailors!  Please check out their blog:  Herberts' Fundraising for Germany

Surf Life Saving

Congratulations to Taine Johnston for gaining 2 seconds and 1 third placing at the Eastern Regional Champs at Whangamata in January, as well a first, 3 seconds and a third at the Northern Regional Champs in Ruakaka over the weekend.  Well done, Taine!

Feb 13, 2014

Four Wentworth Netball players make North Harbour High Performance Squad for 2014

Shena Donald and Tia Legg have made the U15 squad of 22 from 65 trialists.
Rosalie Reeves and Grace Morris have made the U17 squad of 18 from 32 trialists.
Having four girls selected has placed Wentworth as the second most selected school after Westlake Girls.  For further details see the North Harbour website

Wentworth Sailing Team up and running

The Wentworth Sailing Team and Learn to Sail programme are both up and running on Wednesdays after school. There are 8 new keen sailors and another teacher, Miss Fisher, is out on the water with us as well. We still have a couple of places left if you would like to learn to sail. Our first regatta is in 6 weeks.  Wendy Malone - Teacher in Charge.

Jan 26, 2014

Basketball 2014

Games begin at the Leisure Centre Monday night, February 24th 2014 for students in Years 7 & 8 and 9-13.

Jan 13, 2014

Rowing Regatta Cambridge Town Cup 2014

Our rowing squad have just enjoyed anniversary weekend at Karapiro.

Cant wait to get the results of how everyone went.

Welcome to Sailing 2014

We enjoyed our first day back on the water January 22nd and welcome any new comers this Wednesday the 29th.

Please come and see Mrs Malone if you have any questions.