On Thursday 5 December, seventeen of Northcross’ finest athletes competed at the Auckland Champion of Champions competition, that was held at Mt Smart, Penrose.
The weather was atrocious, as it rained hard for the best part of the day, but the track was ready to go!
Our Year 7 Boys relay team raced hard to come a very commendable 3rd in the Final and our Year 8 Girls Relay team, sprinted home to come 1st, displaying outstanding speed and skill in passing the baton.
The following individuals achieved top 3 placing’s…
Georgia Wansink – 2nd 400m Final, 3rd Long Jump
Mackenzie Hancox – 1st 400m Final, 2nd equal Long Jump
Isla Norman Bell – 1st 100m Final & 1st 200m Final.
A special thank you to the parents who helped with this trip and braved the weather to support these students. Despite the weather, Northcross Intermediate shone on the day!
Northcross Intermediate Term 4 finishes at 12pm on Wednesday 18 December. Buses will be operating from 12pm.
We wish all families a safe and happy Christmas.
Congratulations to all our teams after a great finals night! Fantastic results gave us top place in five leagues including the top boys and girls leagues.
Girls League 1 NX Stars coached by Dominee Hansen 1st place
Girls League 2 NX Jazz coached by Stephan Sosich 1st Place
Boys League 1 Nx Trailblazers coached by Viv Carr 1st place in extra time against the Aims winning team.
Boys League 5 NX Pistons coached by Andy Murray 1st place
Boys League 7 Nx Raptors coached by Kelvin Freeland 2nd place
Boys League 9 NX Hornetts coached by Chris Appleton 2nd place and Nx Nuggets coached by Dave Gowans 1st place
Boys League 11 NX Breakers coached by Shanthan Naidu 2nd place
On Monday 25 November, over 40 students competed at the North Harbour IZ Athletics completion, held at the Millennium Institute, Mairangi Bay. Under hot conditions, the students demonstrated skill, precision and speed, when competing in their individual events. A number of students achieved personal best times, distances and heights for their efforts. At the end of the day, the school relay events saw our Year 8 Girls team come 1st. Congratulations to Morgan McDowell for placing 1st in Discus and Josh Inger 1st in High Jump. Confirmed results for all events will be acknowledged in the next update.
Ilminster Intermediate from Gisborne arrived for our annual exchange. Sunny weather greeted both schools on the Monday and Tuesday of sports competition and there were some fantastic games during the two days. While the results may not have gone Ilminster’s way, the kids were amazing to host and a real credit to their school and families. They played hard and were always smiling and giving it their best to the very end.Thankyou to all the families and students from NX who hosted billets; you were simply fantastic and I cannot say enough about how grateful and appreciative I am of your support and the way you looked after our visitors for the time they were with us. A big thank you also to Megan, Tania and Matt from Ilminster who were the staff attending; I am certainly looking forward to bringing a crew down to Gisborne in 2014 for some of that famous hospitality!
Students from Northcross went to the Art Barnz and created a Xmas Chair to be auctioned off on “trade me.” All proceeds will be forwarded to the SPCA This was part of the Kiwi Quest Programme which focuses on key competencies for children. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and created something they could be proud of!
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have again been able to make a huge contribution to those less fortunate than ourselves. We received a huge range of cans, packets, chocolates and Christmas gifts, which will be made into hampers and given to Age Concern North Shore and the Long Bay Baptist Church. We also raised over $1,000 , which we will donate to these organisations. Once again, thank you so much for your generosity.
Teacher in charge
Our Boys and Girls Touch teams competed in the Auckland Interzone Touch Championships at Bruce Pullman Park, Papakura.The girls faced Baradene College in the Final. Absolutely huge defence, fitness and some slick play late in the game ensured our Girls would be coming home with their 3rd title in a row!
Our Boys Team were in an exceptionally tough comp and were also in the toughest pool.After a tough semi-final,it was into the final against last year’s opponents, Kowhai Intermediate, and again another tense and tight game ensued. Unfortunately the boys went down 2-4 after playing some magnificent touch all day. Many thanks to all the parents who provided transport and supported us on the day. A massive thank you to Mike Lindsay too for his outstanding coaching of our Boys Team.
The ILC has been busy producing Social Inquiry work to a high standard. Below are some examples of this.
Made by Sophie Hindley as the final product of her Term 3 Social Inquiry.
This model of North Head in Devonport represents the conflict between two cultures, influencing many ways the land was used in the past. It shows the different settlements, Maori and European that changed Devonport’s land in a variety of ways over time.Today Devonport’s historical background can be seen as an attraction in Auckland. The North Head model shows my understandings of how it would be used in present if the Europeans had not made a settlement in the area, without any conflict or debate between cultures.
Tom Malmgren made a Prezi as the final product of his Term 3 Social Inquiry. It is a comparison of the New York and Auckland public transport systems.
Click on the link http://prezi.com/noddfhn0u1ot/city-transportation-systems/
Paul Cha also created a Prezi as the final product of his Term 3 Social Inquiry. It is an exploration of the development of New Zealand architecture.
Panda Poem by Gabriela.H
A big old pudgy panda bear walked into McDonald’s one day. Ordered a Big Mac, fries and a coke, and ate it all right away. He paid his bill at the counter, and then with a great big grin he pulled a water pistol and shot the cashier in the chin. He sauntered out to the sidewalk, the cashier followed him there. Drying his face he said “Why’d you do that? It wasn’t really fair.” “In the encyclopaedia my friend the answer can be found” The panda said, and then he left, saying “well I’ll see ya around.” The cashier looked it up that night. What he saw he couldn’t believe. The encyclopaedia said, “Panda- eats shoots and leaves.”
Love Poem by Phoebe.R
Tears of blood fall from my broken heart I never thought we would be apart
When you held me you said “forever” now that your gone I Know you meant “never”
Saying you love me with that look in your eye and that was a cold hearted lie
Your tender touch, a soft kiss two things I will never miss.
As I sit here thinking about you my face is wet with tears past due
I should’ve cried a long time ago but I love you on my mind
A hurt so deep it cuts like a knife but wounds heal and I’ll go on with my life