Student Leader Jack McLellan has some results from the Maadi Cup and Aoraki Athletics, plus a look at this week's Race Unity Speech Awards in Timaru.

Kia ora e te whanau, my name is Jack McLellan, and I am grateful to have been selected to be Kaiarahi Māori for 2024. As you were probably aware, last week, T.A.S. had students participating in the Maadi Cup who did exceptionally well. 

The following students came away with medals in their respective events:

  • Kiara Thyne, Sadie Mason, Hazel Mason, Hazel Henderson + Jazmine Baikie (cox).  3rd in the girls under-17 coxed quad sculls.
  • Hazel Mason, Taylah Marsh.  3rd in the girls novice under-18 double sculls.
  • Hazel Mason, Lucia Yates.  1st in the girls under-15 double sculls.

This is a huge achievement for all of the rowers that won medals that is backed up by lots of hard work and dedication to the craft. Tino pai, everyone. Also, last week on Wednesday, a group of students who went away to Aoraki athletics and set a high standard for following years to come, from Aoraki athletics these people were selected to represent at SISS athletics:

  • Dejay Parata
  • Sukrit Timilsina
  • Desmond Kahukura
  • Jackson Parata
  • Cameron Smith

Congratulations to all selected and we look forward to seeing your results at SISS. On Tuesday, Dave White, Finn McKinley, and myself went to Timaru for the Race Unity Speech Awards where everyone presented an 8 minute speech about te Taura Tangata (the Rope of Unity) in our community. Finn McKinley presented exceptionally well and placed second out of all of the speakers.

This week M2 camp is running, and due to unfortunate weather they have changed their plans and are now spending lots of time at te Whare Mahana rather then going to Huxley Lodge. Also this week many of the senior students have started practicing different sports at lunchtimes and after school to start preparing for SAS tournament in May. Good luck to all that will be travelleing to Waiau for the tournament this year.

That's all for this week.
Tūwhitia te hopo koutou mā.

Jack McLellan
2024 Kaiarahi Māori