Sports News and Summer Tournament


Have just had confirmation Peyton Tofaeono broke the 50m butterfly record at the recent Waikato Swimming Championships .

An outstanding effort.


Ki o rahi

We are the New Zealand Champions !

The combined team of Hamilton Girls and Hamilton Boys beat Tu Ranga wahine and Tu Ranga taane (Gisborne ) 15-7 at the Ki o rahi Secondary Schools Nationals held in Tokoroa to become the National titleholders. Fantastic effort.
Temaiora Olsen-Baker and Hyland (Pani) Potts were named in the New Zealand team with Temaiora also named MVP for Tournament for the 3rd year in a row!




What  a busy Term, Term One has been for Sport at HGHS with summer sports finishing, winter sports trials and Teams travelling throughout New Zealand representing our school in various codes at Secondary Schools Nationals.

The rowing team went to Twizel to participate in the 2016 Maadi Cup, the senior Softball team went to Hasting to compete in the NZSS softball tournament, Hockey participated in the Furnware Cup as part of the Hawkes Bay Hockey Festival, Waka Ama paddled on the Blue Lakes in Rotorua. We had 2 teams compete at the Mount Maunganui 7s tournament, Waterpolo competed in the Upper North Secondary competition held in Auckland, Basketball had 2 teams compete in the 3 on 3 tournament held in Waitakere Auckland and Katie Lush went to Queenstown to compete in the individual secondary schools triathlon championships. Equestrian competed in the Dressage event in Cambridge . Swimming competed in the Waikato championships held in Hamilton.

Thank you to the coaches, managers and teachers Miss Pouwels, Mr Watling, Carolyn Gray, Miss Kenny, Mr Tepania, Mrs Cawkwell, Mrs Nathan, Ms Baker, Mrs Gordon, Mr Smith, Jacqui Sutton, Nicola Lemier Megan McGuire and George May who accompanied teams while away.

Without you these great events couldn't happen.


The rowing squad spent 10 days in Twizel, 4 hours south of Christchurch for the Maadi Cup.
Charlotte Whitham and Jaimie Wilson came 6th in under 17 double A final, 5th in the B final of the under 18 pair and won the B final for the girls under 18 double.
The girls under 15 quad composed of Jasmine McLean, Ali Mills, Kathryn Haydock, Josie Cox and Rachel Scott came 6th in their A final and 2nd in the B final of the girls under 15 four. Ali and Jasmine also won their B final for the girls under 15 double. There were also 3 other minor finals throughout the squad. Well done to our rowing squad on your achievements`


Softball competed well over the week coming in 6th nationally. The final game was against One Tree Hill battling it out for 5th and 6th position. In the last inning the girls rallied showing superb batting and baserunning; however, the final score was 9 to 8. Congratulations to . T’neya Shepherd who made the tournament team for her outfielding and  to Tyeisha Te Kir iwho was named MVP Catcher and MVP Batter of the tournament and was also put on the tournament team for catching. Along with this the manager of the team, Tania Atkins, was given the much deserved spot of tournament team manager.



Hockey had a fantastic tournament beating the two time champions Napier Girls High in the semi final to advance to the final against Iona. This was a closely fought battle until the Girls’ High goalie was injured just before half time. The team kept fighting without a goalie throughout the second half. However ended up losing in the end which is still a great achievement to come second overall since they were ranked to come  6th at the start of the week.


Waka Ama

Waka Ama took down 3 Teams to the ‘Te Wananga o Aotearoa National Secondary School Waka Ama Sprint Championships in Rotorua and were placed 13th out of 86 Schools overall. Teams 1 and 2 made the plate final for the U16 W6 500m with Team 1 coming first by six 100ths of a second. In the U16 W6 250m, Team 2 placed 2nd in the Bowl final and Team 1 placed 3rd in the plate final. Congratulations to Pounamu Berryman who will be representing her club who has qualified to compete at the 2016 IVF World Club Championships



The senior A 7s team competed well beating Fielding in the semi final to meet Tauranga in the finals with a result of 12 all in overtime;  unfortunately, Tauranga was the first team that scored and they were given the win. The coaches were happy with the weekend and are on track for the Sannix Tournament  in Japan end of April. 

The 7s B team  Also competing at the tournament were unfortunate to play Fielding and Tauranga (2 of the top 4 teams)  for their first 2 games where they were beaten. They finished 2nd in the Plate Final losing to New Caledonia 14 - 12



Basketball 3 x 3 juniors and seniors had an outstanding tournament, with both teams making the finals. Both teams won all of their round robin matches leading to the finals. Unfortunately, the junior girls lost 8-12 in their final, but the seniors girls won 11-9 in overtime to be the NZSS champions in 3 on 3 Basketball for 2016.  An outstanding effort and congratulations to Alyssa Hirawani and Stirling Walker-Pitman who have been selected to trial for the NZ U/18 3x3 team who are travelling to Europe.



The Waterpolo A team traveled to Auckland for the North Island Secondary Schools Div 2 Tournament where they played multiple challenging teams. The team played well but one unlucky loss in the pool round meant that they were knocked out  of finals contention and moved  in to the plate round. The tournament ended on a high note with the girls winning their final game against Hamilton’s Sacred Heart and therefore taking out the plate round with an overall placing of 5th.



Katie Lush participated in the Waterpolo tournament before heading to Queenstown to compete in the NZSS triathlon competition where she came 7th overall  in the U/19 this is a very competitive division as a number of the girls are current members of the NZ Junior elite training squad. Katie also placed 7th in the Aquathon.



Our open team placed 4th overall in the North Island Secondary Schools  Dressage. They were placed 2nd for most of the day until the last event.  Our development team placed 14th.

The 4th placing by the open team is the highest we have finished in recent years and the sport

Has seen good growth this year.



Our swimming team placed 4th equal overall  just 12 points behind 3rd place.

A number of our swimmers have qualified for the NZSSC to be held in Wellington in September.


Touch NZ

Under 15 Girls Team - Te Amai Hudson, Haylee Epiha and Kiriana Nolan. To compete in Australia this year. Selected to trial for the

NZ18s - Jazmin Hotham, Chade Mahu and Regan Stephens. 

NZ20s - Ariona Ieremia and Kanyon Paul.


Teams will compete in the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman in New Zealand.


Anyone who isn't participating in a winter sport but would still like to, please  contact the Sports office.

Also a friendly reminder of any outstanding sports fees. Any persons  fees still outstanding at the start of competition may not be able to participate any sport.


If you would like any more information on this please contact Carolyn Grey  at the Sports Office