Northcross Intermediate is going sugar free as of the start of Term 2.
No more drinks containing sugar from the tuck shop or being brought into school for interval and lunch time.
Zero sugar content all round.....
Water ....... Water .......and more Water ........... is in!!
We are pleased to join the many other schools that have banned all drinks containing sugar.
Thank you to parents and students for your support
Our infamous drama troupe Stuffy (aka Stuff n Nonsense) presented their Shakespeare piece at a College Shakespearean theatre competition last Saturday. Northcross was once again the only Intermediate school to participate and also had the biggest cast – forty four in all. Our piece from Romeo and Juliet won the prize for ‘Best Ensemble’ and this is in a college competition!
Northcross drama teacher, Mark Jensen, was exceptionally proud of his amazing crew who performed beyond expectation.
Two weeks ago the NX Swim team took to Northern Arena, representing NX at the NH Swimming Zone day. The team all swam exceptionally well with top results being gained by a number of our swimmers, of whom then went on to represent both NX and NH at the InterZone day yesterday. Special mention goes to Tae Kyung Hong - 3rd Open Butterfly & 3rd Y8 Breaststroke; Anthony Prajogo – 3rd Y7 Backstroke; Isabella Halili – 1st Y7 Backstroke & 2nd Y7 Freestyle; Ella Warena-Green – 1st Y7 Breastroke final and the Open Boys Freestlye Relay team consisting of Max Cryer, Tae Kyun, Nathaniel Shipton & Anthony came first overall.
At Auckland Champs, once again the our team of 6 did incredibly well, especially considering the tough competition.
Isabella Halili gained an amazing 2nd in the Y7 backstroke final, Isabella and Ella were part of the team to achieve first place in the Year 7 girls freestyle relay and our boys freestyle relay team (Nathaniel, Matthew Hughes, Max Cryer and Anthony Prajogo) came 3rd overall! Outstanding results - well done team!
The Intermediate Schools Equestrian Ribbon Day took place out at Clevedon Pony Club in early March, and Northcross sent its largest team of riders to compete. All the students did themselves and our school proud, gaining excellent results throughout the day. Team 2, consisting of Abbie Sutherland, Ella Rutherford, Mia Cooper and Rosa Katarich achieved an outstanding 4th overall in a competition which included teams from all over Auckland. Congratulations to all the riders on the day.
Team One: Abbey Patten, Neroli Braun, Riley Richardson-Mauld, Kevin Markotter
Team Two: Abbie Sutherland, Ella Rutherford, Mia Cooper, Rosa Katavich
167 Northcross students headed to the new National Aquatic Centre Pool at Millennium on Tuesday to either compete in the NX Swim Meet and/or trial for our two NX Waterpolo 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 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 new 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!
Director of Sport
On Tuesday evening the 16th February, the William Pike Challenge Class and parents had the pleasure of meeting their mentor William Pike in person.
Mr Pike's story of overcoming adversity after losing his leg below the knee after being trapped in hut on Mount Ruhpehu during a volcanic eruption is truly inspirational.
His organisation promotes students to challenge themselves through being involved in outdoor adventures, learning new skills and partaking in voluntary community service.
The confidence students gain from these challenges permeates into all aspects of their life.
Northcross welcomed new staff, Year 7 students and several new year 8 students with a school powhiri last Thursday morning. 1050 students were impressively presented in their NX uniforms and were as equally impressive in the respect shown during the ceremony. It was wonderful to see our kapa haka students from last year, return as year 8’s and sing so strongly as they welcomed the teachers and new students onto the grounds of our school.
Our kaupapa, or philosophy, at Northcross, is one where all students can respect the languages and cultures that make up the learning environment and that all people feel a connectedness with being a part of our school’s whanau. Our Head Girl, Jumana Maash and Head Boy, Rudger Van den Heever gave a special welcome to all those new to Northcross this year, and we can all look forward to making 2016 the best year possible.