South Basketball Club
2021 saw the South Basketball club expand to a whopping 14 teams playing on Monday and Friday afternoons. The level of commitment that our players dis...
Bandquest bands rock it - online
Due to the lockdown restrictions, the regional Bandquest competition had to move online and our 2 bands recorded last week in the school hall with our...
Pasifika Celebration Breakfast
Term 3 has been full of challenges for everyone and yet our Pasifika group have persevered and worked hard to complete a fantastic sāsā which we are l...
Rutherford's Enterprise Celebration of Learning
On Wednesday the 29th of September Rutherford students had their Enterprise Celebration of Learning. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this was a little different than originally planned celebration of learning, where whanau would have been invited in to see the student’s work. We missed having visitors! Rutherford students worked incredibly hard on their Enterprise learning, whether at school or at home during the lockdown. For Enterprise, students chose an area of interest to them. Then they brainstormed and researched various enterprising people and aspects linked to their topic. They researched people for biographies, enterprising innovations, created timelines and quizzes to teach others about their topic and created newspaper reports.So for our Celebration of Learning, students shared their work with each other across year 7 and 8 classes. This process meant students presented their learning, then received feedback from their peers. Students really engaged with this, giving reflective and thoughtful comments on the learning to each other. The variety of ideas and presentations showed the diverse interests and skills of Rutherford learners and we are very proud of how they have ended the term. A great effort team!!
It has been a challenging year to date in our garden. We had many weeks of rain on Fridays when the Garden Club would have met. Then lockdown. However, it is time to celebrate what we have achieved this year.Parts of the garden have been redesigned and opened up as the trees and bushes have grown. Walkways have been created around the trees to make it easier to pick the produce.Our wonderful team of gardeners have moved a clothesline into position to create a structure for frost cloth to protect the citrus trees.Bags of horse poo have been bought and added to our compost boxes.Truckloads of mulch have been spread around the garden to keep the weeds down and retain moisture in the soil.More Peasgood Nonsuch apple trees have been planted, kindly donated by Edible Canterbury.Potatoes have been set out to sprout before planting.The garden beds have been weeded and filled up with a wonderful soil conditioner product. And now we can see the blossom coming out on the trees. Next term we will be planting summer crops and waiting for fruit to ripen. The Garden Club are looking forward to a busy and exciting term.
CSKI Jazz Band prepare for Junior jazz Jam
This year, CSKI's jazz band will be performing at the Junior Jazz Jam as part of the Christchurch Big Band Festival on Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel. Each band gets a 15 minute block to perform their music pieces. Special thanks to Matua Clayton Hiku, Cashmere High School who has mentored the band all year.