Newsletter 25th September 2015-Recent News-Tauranga Boys College

Newsletter 25th September 2015

Newsletter 25th September 2015

As another term draws to an end we reflect on a very busy, productive and successful term. Our boys have represented us in a huge variety of activities both within the Arts and in Sport.

I take the opportunity of acknowledging the very significant contribution of our staff towards our co-curricular programme. This commitment, along with support from you as parents and the wider community, enables boys from the College to achieve at the highest level.

There is no better example of this than the recent selection of Sam Kane as All Black Captain for the Rugby World Cup game against Namibia, following on from Kane Williamson’s captaincy of the Black Caps and Peter Burling, skipper of the America’s Cup crew. All are old boys of the College, along with hundreds of others who have achieved outstanding results at national and international level.

Our senior boys have just completed examinations in preparation for the NCEA External Exams beginning 6th November.

On the boys’ return to school on Monday 12th October, they will only have 17 days of school remaining prior to exam leave and NCEA externals beginning. With such a short time remaining, it is essential that they do some revision in preparation for those external exams which will ultimately determine their academic success in 2015.

During the holiday period we have two groups of students overseas.

Forty-eight of our senior rugby boys, including boys from the 1st XV, 2nd XV and other senior rugby teams are touring the United Kingdom. They have had an excellent start to the tour with wins over Dulwich College, the previous English Secondary Schools’ Champions, and Cranbrook School, Kent. Results are as follows: 

vs Dulwich 1st Team - win 19-10 2nd Team - win 24-0

vs Cranbrook 1st ‘team - win 45-7 2nd Team - win 50-14

They go on to play the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Belfast Ireland on Saturday 26th September, move on to tour Dublin and stay at St Michael’s College, travel to Cardiff where they will watch the All Blacks play Georgia, then on to Bristol. London and Paris, returning to New Zealand in time for the start of term 4!

Another group of students are on tour to China visiting Shanghai, Beijing, the Great Wall of China, and Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Finally, I wish all our boys a very enjoyable holiday. I encourage parents to ensure senior boys undertake some revision in preparation for the NCEA external exams ahead.

I look forward to welcoming all boys back on Monday 12th October for another productive term where we will acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our boys in 2015. 

Robert Mangan