Student Life

Whole School Sports Events

Whaka maua kia tina –
Pursue excellence so that it becomes permanent.

Athletics Day

Another very successful Athletics day was held on Thursday 2 March 2023 at Athletic Park. Photos from the day by MacKenzie Goodall, Year 12, available here.

Age Group Champions

  • U14 – Hannah Harper (Ōpaoa)

  • U15 – Neve McKenzie (Awatere)

  • U16 – Brooke Harper (Ōpaoa)

  • U19 – May Smith (Wairau) and Paihe O’Brien (Awatere)

Records Broken

3000m Open – Neve McKenzie in 11.00.75 (previously set in 2005)

1500m Under 15 – Neve McKenzie in 5.14.25 (previously set in 2018)

House Points

The winning House for 2023 Athletics was Ōpaoa on 840 points.  Congratulations Ōpaoa!


Another successful MGC Swimming Sports day was held on Friday 2 June 2023. Photos by Tamara Livingstone available here.

Full results from the day available here.

Age Group Champions

  • Under 19

  • 1st – Lexi Timpson (Ōpaoa) on 22 points

  • 2nd – Minette Richards (Awatere) on 16 points

  • 3rd – Emma Flanagan (Awatere) on 16 points

  • Under 16

  • 1st – Kyla Thorstensen (Kaituna) on 40 points

  • 2nd – Jessica Lovell (Kaituna) on 28 points

  • 3rd – Sophie Kole (Kaituna) on 20 points

  • Under 15

  • 1st – Charlotte Rose (Awatere) on 34 points
    (breaking 1 record 50m Back)

  • 2nd – Hayley McCormick (Kaituna) on 20 points

  • 3rd – Eliza Glover (Kaituna) on 14 points

  • Under 14

  • 1st – Nicola Lovell (Awatere) on 48 points

  • 2nd – Koko Wong (Kaituna) on 24 points

  • 3rd – Claudia Harris (Awatere) on 8 points

House Points

Congratulations to Kaituna who took the competition out scoring 396 points on the day, followed by Awatere with 340 points, Ōpaoa with 294 points, and Wairau with 250 points.

Cross Country

It was another perfect day for the annual “Great Race” on Friday 6 May 2022 as students and staff took to the hills to run (or walk!) the 3 km course at the Wither Hills Farm Park.

Age Group Champions

  • Under 14

  • 1st Amelia Hardy (Kaituna) 14.34s
  • 2nd Jaye Wiapo (Wairau) 14.53s

  • 3rd Kathryn de Zwart (Ōpaoa) 14.56s

  • Under 15

  • 1st Isla Tilbury (Wairau) 12.45s – fastest time of the day

  • 2nd Katie Pugh (Ōpaoa ) 12.51s

  • 3rd Sam Marfell (Awatere) 13.47s

  • Under 16

  • 1st Amber Bendell (Awatere) 14.26s

  • 2nd Elizabeth Bowron (Ōpaoa) 14.28s

  • 3rd Mila van Rensburg (Ōpaoa) 14.36s

  • Under 19

  • 1st May Smith (Wairau) 14.07s

  • 2nd Delyth James-Sitters (Kaituna) 14.11s

  • 3rd Georgia Marfell (Ōpaoa) 14.50s

House Points

In the highly contested House competition, students and staff earn points by competing in the run or walk. Each House also receives points for the top 3 finishers and top 6 finishers in each age group, as well as house spirit and tidiness of areas.

Coming out on top was Wairau with 414 points. Close behind in second place was Ōpaoa with 380 points. They were followed by Kaituna with 341 points adn Awatere with 284 points.

Congratulations to all our competitors and thanks to everybody else who participated and supported our rangatahi on the day.