Daily Notices

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2022
Sporting Achievements
We want to know about any South students who have been selected for a sports representative team that has received a placing in a sports event. This can be for any sports for example swimming, surf life saving, rugby, rugby league, football, netball, hockey, ice hockey, horse riding, mountain bike racing, gymnastics, ice skating, skiing etc. If this is you please see Margaret in the office.
Could school tracksuits issued for Girls Cricket and Athletics please be returned to the office asap. Tracksuits will not be issued for the upcoming Korfball Tournament.



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CJCA Girls Cricket Festival- CSKI is victorious!

Our team of girls won the overall CJCA Girls Cricket Festival competitive grade title on Wednesday and Thursday of Week 3. This is a team of incredible young ladies and it was a real pleasure to be the teacher in charge of this experience with them.  The girls dominated each game they played in. They backed each other up superbly and they demonstrated an amazing collective skillset. We are SO proud of them for taking our first competitive grade title in many years of getting oh so close!  It was a huge effort in energy sapping conditions with gusty winds and baking sun out at Hagley Park, but they made the runs flow off the bat, toppled wickets and caught with better accuracy than the competition. This win was thoroughly deserved but above all, the fantastic spirit with which they played was commented on by rival team coaches.  It may be the last competitive cricket outing for our Year 8s, but what a massive legacy and excellent blueprint they have left for our Year 7s to aspire to in 2023! CSKI appreciates how brightly all you stars shone for us in this tournament! 

Huxter MTB relay

During week 1 of Term 4, the Huxter Mountain Bike relay was held out at McLean's Island. The CSKI team, comprised of 25 riders, was for many of our young people the first time they had ever entered a bike race. There were options to race in paired teams or to race as  individuals and this year there was a definite increase in the solo rider category. CSKI students have a proud legacy in this event. Once again we delivered some amazing results. Over a 3 hour period, our riders had to race around a mix of single track and 4WD gravel while zipping through a pack consisting of 482 riders.  In the girls teams events, Frankie and Miko claimed 7th place. Grace and Hannah came 4th place. In the boys team events, Jackanory and Ethan came 10th. Ethan and Lucas came 9th. Felix and Jonty came 6th. Max and Nikolai came 4th.  In the boys solo race, Liam came 7th, Ethan came 3rd and Lucas won the category. It was a gritty fight right to the end that saw him pass the leading rider on the last lap of the race to secure victory by a slender 7 second margin.  A huge thank needs to go out to the parents of these children who came out to support them in this race so positively in demanding dry and windy conditions. It was an incredible day out and we have much to look forward to from our talented students in the 2023 edition!

Ashburton Exchange

Over the course of two days we had the privilege of participating in an exchange with Ashburton Intermediate in a battle of sports as well as a showcasing of performing arts talents and building friendships. On Tuesday, we took 84 students on a huge double-decker bus and travelled for just over an hour to Ashburton Intermediate. Singing bangers such as 'Let It Go' and 'Cotton Eyed Joe' on the way there, we warmed up our voices ready for the beautiful welcome Ashburton Intermediate put on for us. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a karanga and haka before settling in to watch their Kapa Haka group, Pasifika group and Hip Hop dancers as well as a beautiful solo ballet performance by one of their incredibly talented boys.  Following morning tea, we left Ashburton Intermediate to head off to our sporting grounds. Football played at Argyle Park with the Boys team taking the pitch first and convincingly winning 21-1. Next the Mixed Football team took the pitch and won 10-0. Both teams showed an immense level of sportsmanship and enjoyed the day! Hockey played down the road at NBS Hockey Turf. The Girls Team took the pitch first and battled hard for an hour, eventually going down 3-2. Following a refreshing run through the sprinkler system the Mixed Team took the pitch and unfortunately lost by quite a large margin. Basketball and Volleyball both played at the EA Center. Volleyball played some really fun games where we mixed up the teams and played Ashburton and South Karamata together and had a hugely enjoyable, social time. Basketball had the boys play first and had a huge win of 24-58 while the girls played their hearts out and fought hard, they ended up going down 36-25. After a huge day out in the beautiful Ashburton sunshine, we went back to Ashburton Intermediate for a farewell and boarded our bus again for a sleepy trip back to school. On Thursday it was our turn to host Ashburton Intermediate, we started our day with a mihi whakatau, welcoming them to our school with a haka before showcasing our many Performing Arts talents through Jazz Band, Orchestra, Hip Hop, Choir and Pasifika. We then went out to show our guests around our school before competing in a range of sports. First up was Netball where our A team attempted to redeem a loss to Ashburton at the CAIMS Tournament. Unfortunately, South Karamata lost 16-18. The B Team battled it out fiercely, eventually tying the game 9-9. Ki o rahi was up next and we played this socially as it was a new sport for Ashburton Intermediate. We played with integrity, teaching them the rules and also displayed high levels of integrity too. Lunchtime was awesome as our school bands played a live concert for everyone to enjoy and a bit of a mosh pit started to form. When playing touch, it was apparent the damp grass was going to hinder play but both teams battled hard to represent their school well. Eventually, touch was the winner on the day as we didn't really keep score. Korfball was another new sport for Ashburton Intermediate so we played socially with them by mixing our C & D team up amongst them. Around 38 students from Ashburton were keen to give it a go and had heaps of fun using their netball and basketball skills and adapting them to fit the Korfball rules. Our school haka was showcased with the whole school coming out to give it their all prior to the first 7s Rugby game, Ashburton Intermediate returned with a passionate Tahu Pōtiki Haka. Our South Karamata A rugby team delivered some huge hits and showcased some amazing footwork in their win, 30-25. However, the Ashburton B team came out firing and delivered some big blows to our B team with the eventual score being 35-5.  Overall, we had an amazing, action-packed two days and made some lasting memories with people who were once strangers and are now friends.  A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our exchange, from behind-the-scenes work to playing their sports with passion and performing in the showcase to their top level. We hope to foster this experience in the years to come.

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