Northcross Intermediate
Lighting the Path to Success

Latest News and Happenings

The NX Year 7 and Year 8 Boys Football teams recently defended their titles for North Harbour Champions in the regional tournament held at Rosedale Park. Teams from schools all around the North Shore and north of Auckland vying to be the deserving winners. The NX Year 7's played exceptional football making it to the final with no goals conceded. In a tough final against club mates and close rivals Murrays Bay the Northcross team stepped it up another notch playing with vision and passion to seal the win 2-0 and claiming the 2016 North Harbour Champions title.

Our Year 8 team had a similar journey to their final, conceding no goals and dominating the opposition teams. Despite consistent rain in the quarter and semi finals the team showed their skill and resilience to come out on top; making it to the final against Rosmini. It was to prove a tough encounter with Rosmini scoring a goal half way through the first half and despite dominating territory, possession and shots on goal the NX team were denied the equaliser. A good learning experience for players as we prepare for AIMs.


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The AIMS Games is a national event held in September, in Tauranga, that brings the best Intermediate aged athletes together to compete against each other. Each year Northcross represents in a number of individual codes during the week long tournament. If your child currently competes at a Auckland, Regional, National or International level within an AIMS Individual Code (Badminton, BMX, Cross Country, Golf, GymSport, MultiSport, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Yachting) and you wish for your child to be considered to be part of the Northcross AIMS team, please complete the Application Form and return it to the office by this Friday 13th May. You can find further information regarding the tournament and specific code information on the website: http://www.nzaimsgames.co.nz/. If your child has been successful in their application, confirmation will be sent to you via email.

Shannon Hale

Director of Sport

Northcross Intermediate School

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Congratulations to Mrs Patrick and Room 20

Every student at Northcross has access to Mathletics, a computer based Maths learning program.  Recently the challenge was issued for students to try and become top of NZ in this program.  Students from Room 20 banded together to complete an amazing 315,000 points in just one week – that is around 10 000 points a student, or the equivalent of more than 1500 hours of Maths problem solving in one week.  This amazing effort resulted in Room 20 not only achieving top of NZ, but top of the World in Mathletics.  CONGRATULATIONS to all students in Room 20 for this outstanding achievement.

 


On Thursday 5 May 2016 we took an excited group of Northcross Y7 & Y8 ESOL students to compete in a sports competition at Albany Junior High School.  The students played a mixture of netball, ripper rugby, gum boot throwing and soccer in a round robin style competition against other Intermediate Schools on the North Shore.  The last event was a Tug ’O War and the day finished with a lolly scramble.  The students played extremely well and in a clean sweep came away winners of the ESOL Sports Cup and the Sportsmanship Award.  An excited but tired group of students returned to school victorious.  They were excellent ambassadors for Northcross and their obvious excitement at winning was delightful to see. 

The students will be presented with the Cup at the next school Assembly and will also receive their badges.

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Recently four students represented Northcross at a ceremony on ANZAC Day at the Auckland Museum.

These students were winners of the ‘Lest We Forget’ Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In both the Under 11 and 12-17 age categories, our students won two out of the three top awards. They were asked to present their poems at a special ceremony held in the Hall of Remembrance on ANZAC day.


We are all very proud of:
Truman Mulholland – MLE            Stella Drinkwater – ILC
Gizelle Page – ILC                       Jaime Bell – TC 1


On Monday 25 April, as part of the Anzac Services around the country, our Student Leaders and fellow pupils represented Northcross Intermediate Students at the Browns Bay Service.

Head Boy and Girl, Rudger Van Den Heever and Jamana Maash laid the wreath on behalf of the school.


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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    

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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.