On the 6th March we held our senior school triathlon. This year saw the teams events with the most entries. The individual course was set to be achievable by a wide reange of competitors. We look forward to seeing more individual entries next year.
Congratulations to our 2012 Triathlon Champions:
We also saw records broken in the following sections:
131 90 180 238
Ama Dom Emp Roy
Unfortunately the Thames Valley Event was cancelled. We were very excited about our chances this year with a strong team of 26 ready to make the trek to Coromandel. Outstanding effort by all of those students who put in extra training in preparation for this event.
Congratulations once again to our fabulous Surfboat rowers Josh Williamson and Luke Kingsford who along with the rest of the Waihi Beach Under 19 Crew finished a great season with two gold medals and a four club series win. They won both the long and short course at the Nationals in Gisborne a couple of weeks ago. Both Luke and Josh are very dedicated sportsman who play a wide range of sports at Waihi College and are also very committed to their studies. Two great role models for our students.
This year we would like to start a Waihi College Surf Lifesaving Team This team will compete in the NZ Secondary Schools Championship in early 2012.
There are a lot of facets to Surf Lifesaving and therefore many opportunities. Junior and Senior Students from Waihi College have competed in the sport at regional and national level in swimming, boarding, sprints, flags, team rescue events, surf skis, surf boats and IRB racing.
Some of our senior students have been paid as Regional Guards over the busy summer holiday period and have also been involved in educating children through the national Beach Ed programme. There have been senior students involved in coaching and training the Junior Surf.
"Really good experience, gives you good life experience, the sport is great to get into, helped me a lot, meet lots of people, sport keeps you fit, lifeguarding good for all ages and the qualifications you gain are great” Eden Bray
Eden Bray - Regional lifeguarding for Waihi(paid), competed for Omanu at regionals and nationals (ERC – 1st U19 taplin, 3rd U19 tube rescue, board rescue & board relay, Nationals – Semis – relay)
Samantha Sanderson – taught Beach Ed, Regional lifeguarding
Ben Grant – Waihi Beach IRB racing team - competed in Nationals
Anna Whiteman – taught Beach Ed, Waihi Beach IRB racing team - competed at Nationals,
Petra Fransen– Waihi Beach IRB racing team - competed at Nationals, active Lifeguard 2010/11
Sofie Cope – active Lifeguard 2010/11
Luke Kingsford, Jack Kingsford, Josh Williamson won Gold at the U19 Surf Boat Championships. This team have also gained a 1st @ Red Beach, a 2nd @ Whangamata and a 2nd @ the NRC’s, short course. They were all active guards last season.
Grace Clare – NZ U14’s(semi finals board race, semi finals beach sprints), Eastern Regionals Competion, Whangamata (1st beach flags, 1st beach sprints),
Katrina Pipe – NZ U14’s(semi finals beach sprints, finals for beach flags), Eastern Regionals
To become a regional lifeguard you can apply online at the nzsls website
Waihi College has many opportunities for its student to participate in varied sporting arenas.
Please read on for more activities/sports that are on offer.
If you have any other activity that you would like to see in our school please contact
Rachael Roycroft – Activities & Sports Coordinator