27-31 March is marked in the New Zealand secondary school calendar as summer sports week, and our Senior Boys Volleyball team travelled to the National tournament in Palmerston North.
This is a special group of boys who, during the previous weeks won both the Northern division and the Wellington Regional championships. They are a group of young men who love to play volleyball, and it is this love that sets them apart from other teams. Observing the way they look after each other, support each other and celebrate is a joy to watch. At the Nationals they finished 8th in Division 1, which ranks them 8th in New Zealand. For such a small school this is an outstanding achievement and their achievements were recognised at the end of term assembly. Our deepest thanks go to Lusi Faatau and Leah Radhi, Hana Tusa and Collin Webster for their efforts this week in coaching, supporting and feeding these boys.