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Friday, 25 Sep 2020
Sports
Interested in Orienteering?
The Canterbury Orienteering Competition is a two day orienteering competition taking place in Christchurch on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Students can compete as individuals in the competitive grade or compete in pairs or teams in the fun grade. Students can take part in one or both days and no previous experience is required. The cost of entries is $13 per day. If you are interested in taking part see Mr Harrison in N4 or fill in the activities registration form on the school website.
Ultimate Frisbee
There is an optional Ultimate Frisbee practice today at 12:45 run by Jack Watson (S2) and Tommasso Zamperini (R3). Meet out on the field by Sheppard if you are keen.
Winter Sport Uniforms & Tracksuits
All winter sport uniforms need to be returned in a named bag to the office please. Also, all tracksuits issued for the CAIMS tournament need to be returned in a named bag.

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Tic-Tac-Toe, 3 in a row!!

CSKI have fought off strong opposition to remain Korfball champions! A record number 30 teams were entered in the latest Year 7/8 tournament held at Hagley Park. South had two teams competing, one in the A grade and the other in the B grade.  Our B team predominantly consisted of year 7's who had never been to a Korfball tournament before. Our inexperience did not halter us however, and we powered into the B grade final. Along the way we had some very tight, grind it out matches and as a result of our players tenacity and grit, we found ourselves matched up against Kirkwood in the final. Unfortunately, this was a bridge too far and we ended up taking the silver medal. This is an excellent result and certainly encouraging signs for our development.  Our A team went into the tournament as reigning champions and we had a target on our back. Our group of players gelled beautifully as a team and their teamwork and skill was a sight to behold! The A team flew through pool play with no hiccups and were top qualifiers heading into the playoffs. We managed to dispatch Pegasus Bay and St Martins in the quarter final and semi final respectfully, and we found ourselves matched up against Chisnalwood in the final. We faced our first piece of adversity when we conceded an early goal and we found ourselves trailing for the first time in the tournament. However we stuck to our plan and continued to work as a team to achieve our shared goal. Eventually we clawed our way back to a 2-1 lead on the back of some superb shutdown defence. It was certainly a nerve wracking experience watching the final, yet at the same time, it was inspiring to see our players step up to the challenge of adversity and prevail. Coach Angus always had faith in our squad and knew we would pull through!! So the trophy remains in the South trophy case for another term. Fingers crossed we can win the term 4 tournament and complete the sweep for 2020. Special congratulations has to go out to Will Hull and Aoife Goldsmith who were both named in the team of the tournament. Will lead very well, secured some crucial rebounds and made a large number of important shots. Aoife defended exceptionally well and displayed wonderful court vision and awareness - not bad for someone who is in her first year of playing korfball!  Congratulations to all students involved in the tournament and thank you to our parent volunteers who helped with transport.

Canterbury Schools Orienteering Champs 2020

Congratulations to Madeline, Zac, Max, Jennifer, Hanna, Rebecca, Madeleine, Laura, Connor, Zac, Lily, Emily, Teah, Poppy, Victoria, Alex, Luke and Bronnie from South that took part in the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Competition last weekend. Over half of the team were trying the sport for the first time. All students competed with enthusiasm and determination.  Max from N2 reports…………. Orienteering is heaps of fun. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt, you go around using the map and the clues to get all the checkpoints. Ideally you run but you don’t have to. Orienteering can be on different terrain, up a hill, on the flat and sometimes even in a kayak! Last weekend there was school orienteering at Hagley Park on Saturday.. There are usually around 16 checkpoints that you get by yourself or with a friend. We had fun competing in the fast flat course near the Botanic Gardens and the longer course at Halswell Quarry on the Sunday. Orienteering is a great experience so give it a go! 

Thank You

Our South Basketball squad would like to give a big thank you to Funky Pumpkin for donating a large amount of fruit to help feed our players whilst down at Ashburton for the CAIMS Sports Tournament. Also thank you to 43 South, KBC and Koru uniforms for kitting our players out with fantastic training shirts!

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