Rolleston College’s top students recognised

ROLLESTON SPIRIT: Board of Trustees chairwoman Lynley Shaw with Rolleston College student Emily Taylor.


•Hayley Hanson – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata netball official of the year.

Hayley umpired for the college on Saturdays and achieved both her level 1 and level 2 practical umpiring exams. She made herself available for extra games when other umpires were unable to attend.

•Olivia Kempton – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata junior netballer of the year.

Olivia was part of both Wednesday and Saturday teams and the South Island secondary schools tournament team.

•Year 9 netball – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata team of the
year NZSISS.

•Ella Benn – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata Gardner Family Cup for junior sportsperson of the year.

The sportsperson of the year is an award that goes to a learner who has represented the college and wider community in their chosen sport at a high level.

•Emily Taylor – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata 24/7 Youth Community Cup 2017.

This award is for service and contribution in arts, sport, whanau and events.

Students who have excelled with initiative and endorsed the Rolleston spirit were nominated for this cup by staff.

•Alessandra Ward – Horoeka Haemata Wero Award Ngahuru. Alessandra is the ‘Ngahuru learner of the year’.

She has been a key member of the school debating team and represented the college in the Christchurch competition.

Alessandra is a whanau ambassador. She was always reliable and her ability to schedule has meant she has never missed a deadline or a commitment.

•Ella Jarvis – Horoeka Haemata Wero Award Hotoke.

Ella is the ‘Hotoke learner of the year’. She always thinks of others before herself.

Always willing to give her time, she has been an ambassador for tour visits, hosted West Rolleston senior school, led several Hotoke celebrations and was a speaker at learning celebrations.

Ella has developed her bi-cultural understanding t

•Luke Barrett – Horoeka Haemata Wero Award Koanga. Luke Barrett is the ‘Koanga learner of the year’. He is a keen drummer in a rock band. He has kept himself busy with a wide range of activities both in and out of school.

Being an avid sportsman, he has received several accolades during the year for his achievements.

Football, basketball, athletics, touch, helping with three-on-three and coaching at Clearview Primary School.

Luke has embraced the life and energy of the school in whanau events, which he has led with pride, and has stepped up in whanau celebrations.

•Kate Stevens – Horoeka Haemata Wero Award Raumati.

Kate was the ‘Raumati learner of the year’. She has been a keen participant in a range of cultural elements across the school.

Academically, she has excelled across a range of areas and, in particular, is a keen physicist extending herself outside of school hours. As a whanau ambassador, she has been present on open nights, was a key ambassador for the 40-hour famine and a librarian. Kate set herself very high standards across all areas.

•Cam Batchelor – Rolleston College Horoeka Haemata Wilson Cup for excellence in the arts.

Cam has been involved in many areas of the performing arts, including a lead role in Elf the Musical JR. He won Rolleston’s Got Talent for a violin solo performance.

Cam has been learning saxophone through the college and has taken part in Bandquest performances. In the wider community, Cam is also a part of the Christchurch School of
Music Sinfonia.

•Ana Tatana-Harris – Waitaha Senior Speech Cup. Ana took part in the Waitaha Regional Maori Speech Competition and won top honours. In her speech, Ana Harris-Tatana demonstrated good pace and volume and spoke with confidence.

•Eric Russell – Striving for Excellence Te Rito Harakeke Cup. Eric has consistently displayed a positive attitude in all his class activities. He showed strengths in the Waitaha values of curiosity, community, integrity and respect. Eric has great determination and a willingness to give anything a shot.

•Jackie Freeman – Whanau Trophy Hotoke Whanau. Hotoke Whanau was victorious at the end of the year, winning the college inter-whanau competition in which Ngahuru was second. Koanga and Raumati tied for third place.

Anika Gates-Thorn and Nikau Rapana – Te Mahuri Trophy. The Te Mahuri award is presented to students who display bicultural confidence and competence in their learning and through the pursuit of co-curricular opportunities.hrough her hangi quest, alongside her contribution to the Maori language week hui.