DHS are the Canterbury Secondary Schools Dressage Champions 2023! What an awesome team effort! A young team with some first time competitors. Massive Congratulations to Katie Doncliff, Emy Wilson, Marnie Bell and Charli Maley. Thanks must go to Megan Evans for organising the event and getting the team together. Parent Helpers play an essential role in DHS being able to give our students these opportunities. So we take special note in thanking Lesley Whellans and Millie Wilson for their judging efforts and scribing and Nicola Maley, Team Manager. A big effort by Nicola to make sure the team was well prepared and presented to a high standard. A fantastic achievement by the team!
Darfield High School Senior Netball Teams Named
Congratulations to all the players – the trials this year were very strong. Practices will be during School lunchtimes twice a week.
Senior A – SuperNet Reserve Grade Chole Cameron Rory Perrin Kirsty McCarthy-Dempsey Jody McCarthy-Dempsey Kate Hefferon Kayla Holland Isabele Tinirau Holt Jessica Lal Rachel McKenzie Michaela Cameron
This year we sold 1800 tickets, not quite the 2000 we were aiming for but more than last year. These funds are put directly back into supporting sport at DHS.
There was a competition amongst the students to see who could sell the most tickets…..
Topping 2023 with an very impressive 111 tickets sold was, Year 8 student Max Cleaver who receives $250 2nd $100 – Sonny Bill McAndrew – 85 3rd $50 – The Kelly Family – 60 4th $ 50 – Molly Macpherson – 50
Lucky drawn Ticket winners 4 drawn each receiving a $25 Canteen Voucher – Saphia Ridgen, Abbi Driscoll, Mel Beatty and Louis Ridgen.
Selwyn Schools 1st XV Rugby Team Announced
This year we had three players seeking a spot in the team, Mason Thompson, Louis Ridgen and 1st time triallist, Etienne Bourhill. Training started in Mid January and the team was announced after the last trial game against Wakatipu College on Good Friday.
Congratulations to Mason and Louis for being named in the 30 players squad. Unfortunately Etienne missed out this year but he will be an integral member of the Darfield High 1st XV.
Other week 10 News
We are delighted to announce that Rachel McKenzie, Year 11, has been chosen to be part of the Canterbury Girls Youth team to Compete in the 2023 New Zealand Youth Ultimate Championships in Cambridge from 21 – 23 April. This will be an awesome experience for Rachel, we wish her and team all the best.
Rhyan Manson is looking forward to attending an Outward Bound Programme in the holidays – this is an Adaptive Course for students with impairments and disabilities. Rhyan willl take on eight days of outdoor adventure, spending time at the school in Anakiwa, and out amongst the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Activities can include camping, sea journeys, water challenges, and height activities.
Thanks to ISport and Westpac and our awesome school whanau for your nominations to win some Rugby Balls for DHS. We are thrilled to have 25 Red Rugby Balls coming our way just in time for the Rugby season.