On Monday 11 September, 32 excited students left in the school vans to travel to Matamata, to participate in the Totara Springs Sports Camp, where we joined 9 other schools.  These camps give students an opportunity to play a range of sports including sports they would not normally participate in. 

Camp started on Monday afternoon and finished on Friday at lunch time. During the week our team competed in over 30 different sports:                       
Basketball, Croquet, Netball, Petanque, Rugby, Soccer,  Softball, Tennis, Touch, Volleyball. We also have some one off events: Athletics, Cross Country, Frisbee Golf, Hole in one Golf, Mini Golf, Kayaking, Swimming and Team Triathlon. One of the highlights of camp is after dinner we keep going  with night sports including Indoor Bowls, Cage Soccer, Chess, Darts, Draughts, Indoor Hockey and Indoor Soccer. Plus the camps own unique sports - Cheer Night, Scramball, Spikeball and Wall Ball.

Some of our best performances came with a first place in the kayaking event, runners up in chess and indoor bowls and making it into the semi finals for mixed tennis, croquet and hockey.

It was a week of individual growth, developing resilience and stamina, life lessons, responsibility, self management, hard work, building relationships, health and fitness, and improving skills on and off the field.

The highlight for us was the presentation of our school cheer. We had put in many hours learning the steps, developing the dances and working as a team to successfully present to the group of 300 other students. There was great satisfaction when we achieved 3rd place overall in the cheer competition.

A huge thank you goes to our organiser, Mrs Pietersen, parent helpers Amy Hillerby and Mark Johnson, and to our SIS Camp specialist Gary Carr, who helped make the camp such a success!



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