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 Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Age Group Champions

  • Under 19

  • 1st – Minnette Richards (Awatere) on 36 points

  • 2nd – Lexi Timpson (Ōpaoa) on 22 points

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

  • Under 16

  • 1st – Zoe Adams (Wairau) on 24 points

  • 2nd – Hazel Glover (Kaituna) on 18 points

  • 3rd – Jessica Bennett (Ōpaoa) on 14 points

  • Under 15

  • 1st – Kyla Thorstensen (Kaituna) on 52 points
    (breaking 4 records including 100m Free, 50m Free, 100m Back and 50m Back)

  • 2nd – Jessica Lovell (Kaituna) on 24 points

  • 3rd – Mia Lindfield (Ōpaoa) on 12 points

  • Under 14

  • 1st – Nicola Lovell (Awatere) on 28 points

  • 2nd Equal – Katie Marsh (Kaituna) & Eliza Glover (Kaituna) on 18 points each

  • 3rd – Koko Wong (Awatere) on 8 points

House Points

Congratulations to Kaituna who took the competition out scoring 530 points on the day, followed closely by Ōpaoa with 441 points, Awatere with 392 points, and Wairau with 226 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 Isla Tilbury (Wairau) 13.11s (Fastest time of the day)

  • 2nd Sophia NIcholas (Ōpaoa) 13.20s

  • 3rd Katie Pugh (Ōpaoa) 13.22s

  • Under 15

  • 1st Lily Smith (Wairau) 14.21s

  • 2nd Mia Lindfield (Ōpaoa ) 14.27s

  • 3rd Lilly McMillan (Ōpaoa) 14.47s

  • Under 16

  • 1st May Smith (Wairau) 14.49s

  • 2nd Ella Sowman (Kaituna) 14.53s

  • 3rd Charlotte Thomas (Awatere) 15.04s

  • Under 19

  • 1st Jazz Howes (Kaituna) 14.34s

  • 2nd Delyth James-Sitters (Kaituna) 15.04s

  • 3rd Emily Flynn (Ōpaoa) 15.22s

House Points

In the highly contested House competition, students and staff can earn points for their House by competing in the run or walk. Points are given based on the top 3 finishers in each age group as well as the best 3 person and 6 person finishers from each house in the run, as well as house spirit and tidiness of areas.

It was a tight race between houses this year but coming out on top – just – was Ōpaoa with 391 points. Go Ōpaoa! Close behind in second place was Wairau with 382 points. And tied for third was Awatere and Kaituna with 308 points.

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