On Wedneday 13 August, 32 Northcross students travelled by bus to the North Shore Events Centre to compete in the 2014 North Shore Mathex. The annual competition is open to Year 7 and 8 teams from intermediate and full primary schools on the North Shore. It is an exciting event for those who love a Maths challenge! This year Northcross came away with their best result ever, winning both year 7 and 8. The 7’s competed in a tiebreaker challenge against Kristin, and managed to clinch a win, taking the title. The 8’s had a clear win; being the only team to correctly complete all 20 questions within the 30 minute time limit. Well done Northcross for an amazing day.
Last week we took 100 students to Rangitoto College to compete against Murrays Bay in the annual Intermediate Schools Challenge across a variety of sporting codes. Going into the day we had won all 7 Challenge Days that had taken place previously, so the students had a huge reputation to uphold.
They ALL did outstandingly - competing hard against our rivals and finishing the day with the title once again!
The results were as follows:
Boys Football - won 3-1
Girls Football - Drew 1-1
Boys Basketball - won
Boys Hockey - won 2-0
Girls Hockey - won 1-0
Girls Basketball - lost by only ONE basket Boys Rugby - won by default
An awesome team effort - Go NORTHCROSS!
Last Tuesday we had a very successful day at our North Harbour Zone Day. We have 3 teams heading to Auckland Champs in late August. Our Year 7 girls won a convincing final to Carmel College winning 21 points to 3. Year 8 boys came 2nd in their division losing by 1 point. Year 7 boys came 2nd losing 6-9 in an exciting final. And our Year 8 girls came 3rd in their division. Congratulations to all those who participated and thank you to those students who umpired various teams on the day. It was also fantastic to see so many parents able to make it down to support our teams.
On Saturday 21st June, Northcross hosted the North Auckland semi final for the Schools Trash 2 Fashion Awards. The event went very well with over 120 entries showcasing their garments. Congratulations to Sophie Hindley, Tessa Herkt, Caley Roe, Ellie Hart, Jana Kamminga, Joan Hardjadinata, Nikita Gurden, Sarah Pilbrow, Anna Blake, Ustinia Kulanova, Hannah Solomons, Anna Videler, Fraser Longmuir, Sam Roe, Luka Katavich, Alessandra Mayo, Emily Park, Victoria Chen, Jana Hunt, Zoe Collins & Cayleen Bester who were our wonderful NX entrants. We now await to see who will represent Northcross with the finalists being announced in a couple of weeks time.
For more pictures check out the Trash to Fashion Gallery
Update on Finalists
Congratulations to Northcross School’s Trash 2 Fashion Finalists; Sophie Hindley & Tessa Herkt, Caley Roe, Ellie Hart, Nikita Gurden, Anna Blake, Sam Roe, Luka Katavich, Jana Hunt and Cayleen Bester. These students will be showcasing their garments in the finals at the Corban Arts Estate in Henderson on August the 23rd & 24th of August.
A competition of speed, skill and nerves, Mathex is a Maths problem solving challenge where teams of 4 students battle to answer maths word problems as quickly as possible. Over 350 students took part in the NX Mathex challenge held recently, pitting their mathematical knowledge against each other and four teams of teachers and parents.
The Year 7's competed first, with a very close finish - congratulation to the winning team from Room 55, Team 1: Danica Andreas, Michelle Kim, Andrew Lee, William Brunton.
In the Year 8 competition 1st place went to Room 54 Team 1: Liam Starrs, Miles Timmis, Hayden Fisher and MacKenzie Rhodes. Thanks for the amazing parent turn-out and participation - students were overwhelmed by the cheering section and support you all showed. A huge thanks also to the NX staff, to the organisers and those who came back to mark the competition and of course, cheer on their teams.
Our School Leaders recently spent the day involved in Team building activities at MERC situated on the edge of the beautiful beach of Long Bay.
The day was devoted to working with each other on a series of problem solving activities and then working on the water with sailing and raft building and racing. The students involved themselves in all the activities sharing ideas and working as a team. They were all a real credit to Northcross and really endeared themselves to the instructures from MERC who could not speak highly enough of our Leaders.
A very full and exciting day that marks the start of a busy year for our School Leaders.
The NX Girls Tag team are this year’s North Harbour Champions having destroyed Birkdale Intermediate in the final 11-1. Throughout the whole tournament the NX girls scored 61 tries and conceded only 5. An amazing effort from an amazing group of players.
The team went on to play in a very extremely tough Auckland tournament where they were up against the best regional tag teams. Despite the tough opposition the girls won every pool game to make it to the final against a tall and powerful Wesley Intermediate side.
This final game was all about defence. It was tense, tight and nerves were being stretched to the max! At the sound of the fulltime hooter it was 0-0 and straight into a 5 on 5 drop off. Again both teams had their opportunities on attack but the defence was incredible from both sides. After about ten minutes Wesley final got an overlap and scored the winning try to take out Auckland Champs. While gutted our girls displayed tremendous fortitude in tough circumstances and certainly emptied the petrol tank. They could not have done anymore and we are all very proud of the result and their incredible efforts. A huge thank you to the parents and supporters who came on the day and ARL for their organisation and the opportunity to play.
Our new student leaders were presented to the school last week at our final assembly for Term 1. These students were part of a very detailed process which saw 130 candidates having to be reduced down to 21. All these students were outstanding with the process being a very difficult one. From the final 30 plus interviews, we selected the School leaders and appointed the Head Boy and Girl along with our Deputy Head Boy and Girl. These Leaders will be an important part of Northcross over the next year, contributing much to the life and soul of our school.
It is with much pleasure that we announce our Head Boy and Girl and their respective deputies.
Congratulations to Nick Lehtola (Head Boy), Zahra Kirk (Head Girl), Brodie Reed (Deputy Head Boy) and Lauren Kennedy (Deputy Head Girl).
We also congratulate the following students who make up our Student Leader team:
Liam Starrs, Jade Sosich, Hannah Kim, Tessa Herkt, Miles Timms, Luc Worthington, Cheyenne Pearson, Samuel Roberts, Jessica Lane, Aneka Mittendorf, Lara Wilson, Charlotte Ware, Oscar Tansley, Ella Krajancic, Sophie Goodall, Harriett Postles and Dannidee Dreyer.
We wish all our student leaders the very best for 2014
Last Friday some privileged Northcross students were invited to assist Master Chef winner, Brett McGregor with a cooking demonstration. This took place at the newly built-in cooking centre, at Noel Leeming in Albany.
We learnt about the benefits of cooking on a new innovative, induction glass top stove. It was amazing the electromagnetic currents heated the special pan directly, so it got hot, but the cooker stayed cool.
We assisted with making Mexican Lamb on a stick. For our contributions we were rewarded with tasting the succulent results! Mmmmm…