One hundred and sixty-eight Somerville Intermediate students had the time of their lives from 9-14 September at the AIMS Games in Tauranga.

They had the chance to test themselves against over 10,000 other students from over 320 schools from across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. The school is proud of the results these students achieved but more importantly, we are really proud of the way they conducted themselves both on and off the field. The way we play the game is of far more importance.


In terms of results, the highlights were our Golf Team of Jordan Jones, Lucia Lee and Daniel Ko who won the Team Stableford Cup, our Badminton Girls winning the Team Cup, with our Boys Badminton finishing in second place in their team competition.


The Netball team finishing third out of 122 schools was another stand-out performance in what is one of the toughest events at AIMS.


Nishika Jain came away with two gold medals, one as winner of Girls Badminton Singles and the other as part of the winning doubles combination with Katarina Ung. Dale and Kyran Evans-Parker finished as runners-up in the Boys Doubles in Badminton.

Lucia Lee ended up in second place in the Individual Stableford at the Golf.


At the gymnastics event, our team of Zoe Parnell, Janelle Thackery and Rosetta Tanner won gold in the Rhythmic Teams event. Emma Soncodi, Leona Zhao and Sara Adams just missed out on gold in the Open Junior Women’s Artistic event. Danielle Asiata won three gold and four silver medals in the pool and ended up as the top Y7 Individual Girl. An outstanding individual effort!

Our Table Tennis squad excelled with Leo Mamedov ending up second in the Boys Singles; he and Joshua Capper won the Boys Doubles and those two plus Daniel Yu won the Boys Team gold medal.

In Football, and Futsal we competed hard. Our Boys Football team finished in eighth place, the Girls Football team ended in tenth, the Boys Futsal team ended the week in fifth place and our Girls Futsal finished eighth. Both our Boys Football and Futsal missing the top four by losing penalty shoot-outs – a hard way to miss out.

We also had competitors in BMX, 6-aside Hockey, Indoor Bowls, Squash, Tennis, Performance Groups (Aerobics, Cheerleading and Hip Hop), Multi Sport and Rock Climbing.

Overall, we finished in fifth place on the final Medal Table with 3 Team Cups, 8 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze medal, which gave us a total of fourteen medals. Everyone associated with team is to commended on this achievement as a lot of hard work went into making this, as one boy told his Mum, “the best week, ever!”


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