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Feb 272013

Intercollegiate Athletics day

Will be on Tuesday 5th March at the ‘Pelorus Trust Athletic Track’ in Masterton (Masterton Park), starting at 10.30am, parents and caregivers are most welcome to support our team. All athletes are to travel by bus.

Time keepers

We urgently require 3-4 time keepers for the above event, if you can help us, please contact Mr Yee at the Sports Office on (06) 30 49116 x728 or e-mail me yeed [at] kuranui-college [dot] school [dot] nz

Canoe Polo

A big thank-you to Kaden Saywell our Canoe Polo Sports Captain for his leadership and team management at the pools. Last weeks results were:  Kuranui Juniors 3 v Smashers 1. Kuranui Seniors 1 v Chanel Seniors 2


Football registration was due 28th February together with the initial fee. Late registrations will still be accepted. All football players should have a copy of the 2013 season guidelines which was presented at the players meeting on Thursday 21st Feb. Spare copies are available at the Sports Coordinators office.

Players who are considering playing for a club must seek written approval from the college Football Committee. The Committee meets on 18th March to review these.

Trials for 1st and 2nd XI boys and girls teams will be held at 3.30pm Thursday March 14th.

Athletic Sports Day

Excellent weather conditions greeted us on Tuesday and what an awesome day we had with Brock Loader breaking 3 records on the day- 100m in 12.60s (held previously by Brad Taylor back in 1995 in 12.62s),  Long Jump in 5.37m (previously held by Flynn Fidow back in 1999 with 5.22m), and the triple Jump in 10.47 and in his final jump with 10.64 (previously held by Naititi Sami back in 2006 with 9.66). Well done Brock with your achievements.

A big thank-you to Paul Redwood for the presentation of the fields, our staff for their help on the day, Dean Hands for the awesome muffins and Louis Pitt for being our Chief Judge, and great to see Mark Harris here also, Mark provided us with the electronic gun (much to Mr Skelenars delight!). Results will be published at our next Koero.

Feb 272013

Under 14 Girls Champion: Brooke-Amelia Lewington.
Runner-up: Brooke Lloyd.

Under 15 Girls Champion: Olivia Sinnema.
Runner-up: Alice Roberts.

Under 16 Girls Champion: Melina Volker.
Runner-up Mikaela Bird.

Senior Girls Champion: Katrina Simmonds.
Runner-up: Stephanie Wright.

Under 14 Boys Champion: Gavin Hosnell.
Runner-up: Andrew Foreman.

Under 15 Boys Champion: Joseph Redfern.
Runner-up: Jaydan Wilson.

Under 16 Boys Champion: Walter Barber.

Senior Boys Champion: Kaden Saywell.
Runner-up: Tom Locke.

Our Kuranui Swim team will be announced shortly to participate at the Intercollegiates in Masterton during  the evening on Wednesday 27th March.

Feb 122013

We are now taking registrations for the following Sports:

Urgent: Football and Netball
Recently added: Equestrian, Football, Tennis, Swimming Day

1st XI Football MeetingUrgent Meeting with Mr Tapp at the beginning of lunchtime on Monday 18th February by the tennis court for all players wanting to trial for boys 1st XI team.

Netball- Wairarapa Talent Pre-Season Session for 2013 U15’s and U17’s Trialist, 5.00-7.00 19th Feb at the Wairarapa Netball Centre, Masterton. See Mr Yee at the Sports Office for further info or contact Kelly Curr  hp [at] netballwellington [dot] co [dot] nz

Equestrian – If you are keen to part of the Kuranui College Equestrian team, see Mr Yee at Sports Office or senior student Kate White. New riders welcome!

Futsal on Wednesdays at Clareville starting 13th February

Volleyball on Wednesdays at Makoura College starting 20th February

Touch Rugby on Tuesdays at Wairarapa College starting 19th February

Summer Hockey on Thursdays at Clareville starting 21st February

Boys Cricket on Saturday mornings  home and away games starting 14th February

Girls Cricket on Wednesdays home and away matches

Canoe Polo on Thursdays at the Masterton Pools starting 21st February

Tennis Regional 3 on Thursdays at the Masterton Tennis Centre

Bowls on Tuesdays with Ian Monaghan at the Masterton Bowling Club starting 26th February.

Football – Wairarapa United Football Academy for boys and girls ages 12-18, starting 11 February, see the Sports Notice Board for further details.

Tennis– ‘Kick Start Tennis’ with Belinda Cordwell for beginners, starting 19th February – 26th March (Tuesday Lunchtimes), Just $10-00 for 6 weeks coaching, consent forms available from the Sports Office Door.

Tennis Ladder– Boys and Girls ladder challengers starting Wednesday 20th February.

Kuranui Swimming Sports Day is on Thursday 14th February at the Greytown Pools starting at 9am, we need times keepers for this event, if can help please contact or e-mail Mr Yee, Kuranui College Sports Co-ordinator or call me on (06) 30 49116 x728.

Consent forms for the above Sports are available from the Sports Office door, if you require further information, please contact Mr Yee, Kuranui College Sports Co-ordinator.

 Important Sporting Dates for 2013

Note- these dates can also be found on the Kuranui Google Calendar – also on the Calendar page.

Kuranui Swimming Day= Thursday 14th February

Kuranui Athletic Day=  Tuesday 26th February

Kuranui Golf Day= 28th February

Athletic Wairarapa Inter-Collegiate = Tuesday 5th March

Athletic Champs Wellington= Thursday 14th March

Swimming Wairarapa Inter-Collegiate = Wednesday 27th March

Tennis Wairarapa Champs= Wednesday 27th March

Golf Champs Wellington= Thursday 4th April

X-Country Inter-Collegiate= Wednesday 8th May

Squash Champs Wairarapa= Sunday 26th-Monday 27th May

Secondary School Tournament Week= 2nd-6th September

Feb 092013

A group of Kuranui College students have found an ingenious way of raising funds for their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award trip this July. Over the last few months they have been learning the art of becoming a Barista.

They have already made and sold coffee at Party Marty, the Wairarapa A&P Show and the Martinborough Fair, and this weekend the Kuranui Koffee Kart will be at the Castlepoint Lighthouse Centennial.

Kuranui Koffee Kart. Students Emily Jamieson, Ale Giogioni and Renske Van Steensel selling coffee at the recent Martinborough Fair.

Emily Jamieson, Ale Giogioni and Renske Van Steensel selling coffee at the recent Martinborough Fair.

Year 13 students Ale Giogioni, Renske Van Steensel, Kate White, Sian Dunlop, Laura Finlayson, Dan Carlisle and former student Emily Jamieson are in the process of planning the ten-day sailing trip around the Auckland area which makes up the adventure component of the Award. “Five of the days we will be practising to sail the boat and then the other five will be when we take on the duty of sailing the boat ourselves,” said Renske Van Steensel.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award helps us as individuals discover and build on our strengths, our interests and our personality and gives us the ability to deal with everything life can throw at us. They say the award won’t make you taller, but will help you hold your head up higher! It won’t make you better looking, but it will make you more attractive to employers! It won’t get your washing done, but you’ll have the motivation to do it yourself! And this is definitely what we hope to gain from our experiences from doing the award,” she explained.

“As we have chosen to do sailing instead of the usual adventure trip like tramping, the costs are much higher, so the Koffee Kart is a really good way of raising the $800 per person needed to hire the boat. We have already raised around $1000 so far. We are planning on going in the winter holidays as this means the cost of boat hire is much less,” she acknowledged.