Sport Update

By Mrs Kim Andrews | Posted: Thursday July 4, 2019


This Term we have competed in all 3 Quads (Year 7 & 8 at Mt Hutt, Year 9 & 10 at school and Senior at Darfield).

All of our teams competed very well and some close games were had.

Year 7 & 8 results:

  • 1st Ellesmere - 19 points
  • 2nd= GHS and Darfield - 18 points
  • 4th Mt Hutt - 16 points.

Year 7 Netball  won all 3 games

Year 8 Netball  won 1 game vs Mt Hutt

Football  won 1 game vs Ellesmere

Rugby  won 1 game vs Darfield.

Year 9 & 10 Results:

  • 1st Darfield - 12points
  •  2nd Ellesmere - 9 points
  • 3rd GHS - 6 Points 

Mt Hutt was unable to travel due to all buses being cancelled in Methven due to strong winds but all other schools decided to still go ahead.

Netball won both games

Football lost both games

Rugby lost both games

Senior Quad Results

Total points have been unable to be added as not all Rugby matches have been played due to the teachers Strike.

Rugby is yet to play Mt Hutt but lost the 2 games they have had.

Football won all 3 games

Netball won 1 game vs Mt Hutt.

Well done to all students competing in these Quads teams and a huge thank you to all the students who went as umpires and officials to make these tournaments possible.


We had 3 boys compete in the Aoraki Squash tournament on Thursday 6th June. The boys had a very tough pool coming up against the 2 teams who made the final. They had a crossover match for 9th and 10th and won that game easily.

Well done Jacob Price, Jack Barrie and Lochlan Price. You all played very well and represented the school with pride.

Aoraki Cross Country

We had a team of 20 competing at the Aoraki Cross Country on the 23rd of May in Timaru.

Our best Individual runners were:

  • Kahn Ashton  - placed 5th in Senior Boys at Aoraki Cross Country
  • Gabriella Rusbridge - placed 7th in the Senior Girls at Aoraki Cross Country

We got a number of places in the teams event:

  • Emma Becroft, Teagan Marett and Pieta Houston placed 3rd in the Junior Girls Race
  • Emily Osborne, Makayla Mallard and Amelia McKeown placed 3rd in the Intermediate Girls Race
  • Georgia Davis, Gabriella Rusbridge and Amelia Houston placed 3rd in the Senior Girls Race
  • Marcus Furrer, Kahn Ashton and Tom Harding placed 3rd in the Senior Boys Race.

Well done to all the students competing.

SCPSSA Cross Country

On Tuesday 11th of June we took 18 students to compete in the SCPSSA Cross Country at Waihi.

Our best Individual runners were:

  • Harry Miller - 5th in Year 7 Boys 
  • Harry Osborne - 8th in Year 7 Boys 
  • Amelia de Bonth - 10th in Year 8 Girls 
  • Oscar Ball - 14th Year 7 Boys 
  • Phoebe Wilson - 16th Year 8 Girls  
  • Ella Chapman - 16th in Year 7 Girls.

Our Year 7 Boys team of Harry Miller, Harry Osborne and Oscar Ball placed 3rd in the team event.

These are great results as most of these races had around 70 Students competing. Well done.

Netball Reps

This year we have 4 Netball South Canterbury Rep Players:

  • Laura Murphy  - U17
  • Amelia McKeown - U15
  • Kristin Schoneveld - U14
  • Katie Clearwater - U14

The U14 and U15 teams went to Tournament in Nelson on Queen's Birthday weekend. Both teams made the finals for their Grades.

U15 Girls placed 2nd in a close battle with the Christchurch U15 Black team.

U14 Girls won their final against Nelson Blue in what was a tight battle until the final whistle.

Well done girls and good luck to Laura on the Nationals coming up.


On Tuesday 18th June we had 3 students compete in the Aoraki Cycling event held at Levels raceway.

It was a chilly morning but the students all competed for Geraldine High School with pride.

Well done to Kristin Schoneveld, Marcus Furrer and Robert Furrer.

Jump Jam

On Thursday 27th June we had two Year 7 & 8 Jump Jam teams compete at the Theatre Royal in Timaru. These girls have been training hard for all of term 2 using most of their lunch times to work on their routines for this event.

A huge thank you to Miss Duffield for all the time she gave up to help these team and Miss Ross for traveling with the teams on the day.

Also a huge thank you to students Lelia Mowat-Gainsford and Brooke Dywer for theirr help with the teams.

Our teams performed really well and did themselves proud but unfortunately didn’t make it through to the finals. Well done Girls.

Junior Girls Basketball

On Thursday 27th June we had two Girls Basketball teams travel to Ashburton to compete in the Aoraki Junior Girls Basketball Tournament.

It was a full on day with our B team having 7 games, 4 of which were in a row without a break. The B Team had a win and a draw throughout the day.

Our A team had 4 games in A Grade which were tough going with some very strong teams but they did themselves proud and played some nice Basketball.

Both teams learnt so much with back to back games and really enjoyed the experience.

A huge thank you to coaches Mr Goodin ( A Girls), and Heather and Garth Payne (B Girls) for all their time and hard work that was put into these teams. We wouldn’t be able to offer these opportunities without you.

Also a huge thank you to Lani Curtis for umpiring for the girls and giving them great advice throughout the day.

This weekend Lani is competing in the Division 2 Women's National League Finals with the SC Stealers. Keep an eye out on the South Canterbury Basketball Facebook Page to see how they go.

Well done girls.