120 Northcross students headed to the National Aquatic Centre Pool at Millennium on Wednesday to either compete in the NX Swim Meet or trial for our Wateprolo teams. All students took to the water with lots of determination and effort, giving their all to achieve personal best results in the hope of gaining a spot in our Northcross Swim or Waterpolo teams. Not only did these students do themselves proud in the commitment and stamina they showed while competing, but they were also excellent representatives of Northcross as spectators while at the venue. A special thanks to the students of Room 11 who were excellent timekeepers on the day and to the many parents who also helped on the finish line.
Northcross welcomed new staff, Year 7 students and new Year 8 students with a school Powhiri on the first full school day for 2017. NX students were impressively presented in their NX uniforms and were as equally impressive in the respect shown during the ceremony. Our returning Year 8 Kapa haka students performed strongly as they welcomed teachers and students onto the grounds of our school.
Our kaupapa, or philosophy, at Northcross, is one of respect for all cultures, for one another and for the learning environment - we are all connected as part of our school’s whanau. Our Principal, Mr Tredray gave a special welcome to all those new to Northcross this year, and Mr Jensen reminded us to make the most of every day, valuing the friendships and opportunities that are part of our journey. The Powhiri set the scene as we look forward to making 2017 the best year possible.