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May 31, 2018

Golf Update - 1 June

Wentworth golfers were playing in the Auckland Regional Strokeplay Championships. The first round was played at the Akarana Golf Course in Mt Roskill. It was a very cold day and most of the golfers struggled with the soft conditions. In the boys' competition, Davis Oh lies in 9th= position but only 3 shots from the lead. The girls struggled a little more but Amy Im is currently in 6th place, Apple Ngamwong in 7th place and Iida Rissanen in 10th place. The second round will be played at Muriwai Golf course in August.

Hockey Update - 1 June

Boys Hockey:
The senior boys' team continued its winning ways last week, winning their match 3-0 before the hail ended the game early.  It was a cold and miserable evening on the pitch, however the boys managed to secure a victory and remain unbeaten heading into the final week of the grading competition. 
This sees the Wentworth team in a good position to secure promotion up to the next grade for the competition this year.

Girls Hockey
The girls played Birkenhead at the Kristin Hockey turf. It was a really close game with the girls finishing the first half 2-1. The second half proved equally close with the Birkenhead girls scoring straight away and levelling the result. After significant time in the opposition's half the Wentworth girls scored another goal only to let one through in the last 5 minutes. The final score was 3-3.

Year 7/8 Hockey:
The intermediate hockey season is underway with 8 boys involved in a 6-a-side competition at North Harbour on Tuesday afternoons. The boys have had a tough start to the season with three losses and a win to kick off the grading round. However, the boys' enthusiasm and enjoyment remains at a high level and they are showing steady improvement each week.

Netball Update - 1 June

Senior Team 1 NNH
Senior Team 1 played their last grading game on Saturday at North Harbour against Birkenhead 2. At the start of the game, the two teams were evenly matched on goals but Birkenhead pulled ahead mid-game leaving Wentworth trailing behind by two goals. Wentworth came back in the last quarter to level the score and with good teamwork and determination won the game with a score of 29 to 28. 

Senior Team 2 HBC
Senior Team 2 had a tough game against the Raiders but the players improved on their previous game. It was a challenging game and the team lost 36-12. 

Year 8 HBC
The Year 8 team lost 15-4 to Orewa College 7/2, and felt very small against their tall players. Rosie Li played in centre position and was the star Player of the Day. The team enjoyed the game and had fun.

Year 7 NNH
Grading at North Harbour has finished and and the Year 7 team have been placed in Grade 3 Red. The Year 7 team had an actioned-packed game on Thursday against Northcote 7/2. The team struggled to find their form in the first quarter, trailing behind 7-0. By making some player changes, Wentworth were winning the game in the third quarter, ahead by four goals. Unfortunately, the team lost its focus in the last quarter and were beaten by Northcote 21-20.

Start to the Waterpolo Season

A big thanks to all players and parents for 'hanging on in there' as the season got off to a faltering start.

With the change in water polo organiser coinciding with the refurbishment of the Leisure Centre pool (and subsequent delays), things have been a little chaotic. It wasn't helped by our school being known by two names in the fixtures list, leading to some players missing Sunday's first Y7/8 match. We have asked that we be known as either Wentworth or WW in future listings.

Unfortunately, due to the mix-up and illness, we did not manage to field a full team at either of the Y7/8 matches meaning that we were forced to forfeit both of those games. However a big thanks to those who played; it is all good practise.

In the Fast Five team we managed to field a complete team and what a great game! I was impressed by the excellent passing and powerful goal shoots. It was a really good effort by all of you.

We have a break with the Queen's Birthday holiday so the next matches will be on Sunday, 10th June. I will email a fixtures update the week before.

Mr Jones, Teacher in Charge

May 1, 2018

Top National 'Starling' Sailor - 2nd year in a row!

Congratulations to Sean Herbert (Year 12) who successfully defended his National 'Starling' title at Worser Bay in Wellington recently.  Sean joins an elite group of only 3 other sailors who have won this event 2 years in a row - Rohan Cooke, Tim Christiansen and Peter Burling.  Well done, Sean!

National Age Grade Champion - 100m Butterfly

Congratulations to Tori McTeigue (Year 13) who competed at the NZ National Age Group Championships in Albany during the April school holidays.  Tori was awarded the National Age Champion for the 100m Butterfly, as well as securing 3 bronze medals in other events. Well done, Tori!