Cross Country Championships 2019

It was a beautiful sunny winters day for this years Primary/Intermediates Cross Country Championships, held at the Halswell Quarry. Forty Heaton students (20 in each year level) qualified and participated in this event, and represented our school with desire, grit and a fantastic spirit. We are so incredibly proud of your efforts and achievements!

We would also like to recognise the supervision and marshalling support from Mrs Dore, Miss Scott, Josh F and Josh T. Thank you for giving up your time for our athletes.

A special congratulations must go out to our four athletes who finished in the top 10 of their respective races. These students have qualified to represent Canterbury in the Inter-Regional Cross Country Event (IRXC 2019) Phil Costley Shield, where Canterbury will battle it out against Tasman, Wellington and South Canterbury.

Year 7 Girls (188 Competitors)

Lucia I – 9th Place Overall (12:36 minutes)

Year 7 Boys (189 Competitors)

Maxwell A – 6th Place Overall (11:25 minutes)

Year 8 Girls (186 Competitors)

Kate C – 3rd Place Overall (11:36 minutes)

Year 8 Boys (181 Competitors)

Hamish G – 5th Place Overall (11:13 minutes)

Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019

Congratulations to our six students who represented Heaton in the 2019 Inter-Schools Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Your individual dedication, training and hard work certainly paid off, and we are incredibly proud of your efforts and enthusiasm.



  • Rico R (Room 15): 3rd Place Overall (Floor – 3rd / P-Bar – 3rd / H-Bar – 3rd)


  • Thomas E (Room 5): 3rd Place – Rings


  • Sienna O’B (Room 17): 3rd Place – Beam
  • Millie W (Rm 11) – Participation


  • Jermaine L (Room 10): 2nd Place Overall (Beam – 2nd / Bars – 1st)


  • Alana H (Room 5): 3rd Place – Vault

Cross Country Championships 2019

59c68b06eb63f.imageDate: Wednesday 19th June (Postponement date: 26th June)

Venue: Halswell Quarry

Supervisors: Mr Evers, Miss Scott (Rm 10), Mrs Newton

Team List (Who is taking part?):

Heaton Cross Country Team 2019
  • Morgan C (Room 2) will be running under the name Ashton C (who will be absent)
  • Lexie R (Room 9) will be running under the name Kaiyah R (who will be absent)
  • Josh D (Room 21) will be running under the name Felix N (who will be absent)
  • Jorja S (Room 8) will be running under the name Hannah C (who will be absent)

Meeting Time: All students are required to meet Mr. Evers in the Heaton hall when the 8:40am bell sounds. The team bus will depart promptly at 8:55am so please ensure you are organised.

Event Times (approx):

  • Year 7 Girls (3km) – 11:10am start time
  • Year 7 Boys (3km) – 11:25am start time
  • Year 8 Girls (3km) – 11:40am start time
  • Year 8 Boys (3km) – 11:55am start time

Marshalling Assistance: If you are attending the event to watch and support your son/daughter and you are able to assist Mr Evers with marshaling duties, please contact him prior to Friday 14th June ( Any support would be greatly appreciated

Cost: Participation in the cross country will incur a cost that covers the return bus trip to Halswell Quarry. This will be added to your school account. If you have questions or concerns please contact our Executive Office, Anne Marie (

Maps / Rules / Information:

Cross Country Map 2019
Cross Country Information 2019

Equipment Requirements: Please note, no spikes can be used for this event

  • Heaton PE Kit
  • Packed lunch with sufficient healthy snacks
  • Lots of water
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. ventolin, epipen
  • Tracksuit pants, a weatherproof jacket and warm-over garment top
  • Spare shoes
  • Plastic bag to transport any wet or muddy clothing

Additional Information: If for any reason you no longer wish to take part or are sick on the day of the event, please email Mr. Evers asap so the opportunity can be offered to another student.

Tuesday Sport Reports: Ben P (Rm 11)

Football Programme

On Tuesday 11th June a game of Football was held at Elmwood Park as part of the Tuesday Sport Program. The students were divided into four groups where each group played their own football game to prevent overcrowding. The games were run by St Andrews school graduates, as part of the St Albans Shirley Football Club. It was great to hear the students enjoying themselves and loving their football.

Youthtown –  Ki-o-Rahi Game

On Tuesday 28th May, a full on game of Ki-o-Rahi took place on the Heaton field as part of the Tuesday sport program, run by youth organisation Youthtown. Ki-o-Rahi is a fast-paced ball sport played in New Zealand where two teams of seven players play on a circular field divided into zones. Teams score points by touching the ‘pou’ (boundary markers) and hitting a central ‘tupu’ or target. It was an epic, fun packed game.

Heaton Cross Country 2019

A massive congratulations to all of our Heaton students for their efforts and enthusiasm at the 2019 school cross country. The event was fantastically organised and coordinated by our dedicated Heaton Sport Leaders, who did a superb job both in preparation and on the race day.

The top 10 students in each age group will now compete in the Primary/Intermediate School Cross Country Championships, held at Halswell Quarry on Wednesday 19th June. We would also like to recognise the achievements of those students who finished in the top 3 of their respective races:

Year 7 Boys 

  1. Max A (11:36)
  2. Hiro F (12:21)
  3. Isaac S (12:25)

Year 7 Girls

  1. Lucia I (12:26)
  2. Ella H (12:41)
  3. Lara M (13:18)

Year 8 Boys

  1. Hamish G (11:34)
  2. Milan M (11:46)
  3. Korban C (12:00)

Year 8 Girls

  1. Kate C (12:19)
  2. Eden N (12:52)
  3. Kaiyah R (12:56)
  • Year 7: 1st (Rhodes 155 points) / 2nd (Elmwood 137 Points) / 3rd (Otahuna 132 Points)
  • Year 8: 1st (Tikao 169 points) / 2nd (Lansdowne 161 Points) / 3rd (Purau 116 Points)

Heaton Cross Country 2019

The Heaton cross country races will be a fun house event that focuses on participation and involvement. All students are expected to take part in their designated race. 

DATE:Thursday 6th June 2019 (Postponement date: 7th June)

VENUE: Heaton Intermediate Fields / Elmwood Park (reserve course)

MARSHALING: The race will be organised, timed, marshaled etc. by our Heaton sports leaders. Year 7 Sports leaders will coordinate the year 8 races, and year 8 sports leaders will coordinate the year 7 races. This event provides an opportunity for our sports leaders to take on the responsibility of coordinating a race, so please be patient and considerate.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS (WHAT DO I WEAR?): Students must ensure they have the following equipment with them on race day

  • Heaton PE Kit (shorts and shirt)
  • Suitable running shoes – some of the course will be on paths so no spikes
  • Water bottle
  • Warm Jacket to wear prior and after your race
  • Coloured house shirt (if students wish to run in their house colours)
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. ventolin

COMPETITIONS: The Heaton Cross Country is a shield event. Students will earn the following house points for taking part, and for their final placings:

  • 1st = 20 points
  • 2nd = 15 points
  • 3rd = 10 points
  • 4th – 10th = 5 points
  • 11th- 20th = 3 points
  • 21st – 30th = 2 points
  • 31st + = 1 point

Based on the race results (placings and times), the top 10 students from each gender/year level will be invited to represent Heaton at the Cross Country Championships, held at the Halswell Quarry on Wednesday 19th June


  • Sports Leaders:All sports leaders are required to meet Mr Evers outside the PE shed at 8:00am. Please be prompt as we need to mark out and set up the course
  • Year 7:All year 7 classes are required to meet at the adventure playground by 9:00am. Please line up in your gender and house groups (signs will direct students where to meet).
  • Year 8: All year 8 classes are required to meet at the adventure playground by 10:50am. Please line up in your gender and house groups (signs will direct students where to meet).

RACE TIMES: Please note that race times may be subject to change depending on weather, finish times etc.

  • Year 7 Boys: 9:15am
  • Year 7 Girls: 9:40am
  • Year 8 Boys: 11:00am
  • Year 8 Girls: 11:25am

Heaton Cross Country Map 2019

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Map Directions / Key / Information

  • Runners start at the green triangle (this area will be clearly marked out and have our sports leaders stationed to direct students)
  • Students will run 2 x full clockwise laps of the red track. Students must make sure they head right when they get close to the Elmwood Park sand, and head up towards St Andrews.
  • On the third lap, students will cut in close to the netball courts, and finish back at the starting position (red triangle)
Heaton (Reserve/Back Up) Course – in the event our fields are flooded

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Map Directions / Key / Information

  • Runners start at the green triangle (this area will be clearly marked out and have our sports leaders stationed to direct students) and run three clockwise maps of Elmwood Park.
  • Students will finish the race back at the starting position (red square)

2019 Basketball Training Schedule

  • Before school (7:40am): Hawks and Hammerheads Combined Training (Tim)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Tim)


  • Before school (7:40am): Hawks (Tim)
  • After school (3:15pm): Hurricanes (Guy/Eamon)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Hammerheads (Tim)
  • Lunch (12:45pm): Hyenas (Boss)
  • After school (3:15pm): Hornets (Connor)
  • After school (3:15pm): Huskies (Jacob)


  • Lunch (12:45pm): Harriers and Herons Combined Training (Tim)

Students have an expectation to attend their weekly training session and coaches will be keeping an attendance register. If you cannot attend your training session, you must email your coach to let them know, and try to make the training session of your buddy team (please see below):

Buddy Teams

  • Hornets and Huskies
  • Hurricanes and Hyenas
  • Hawks and Hammerheads
  • Harriers and Herons

Coach Emails (if you cannot attend a training or game, please email)

  • Mr Evers (Hawks, Hammerheads, Harriers, Herons) –
  • Mr Phanpho (Hyenas) –
  • Hornets (Connor) –
  • Huskies (Jacob) –
  • Hurricanes (Guy & Eamon) – &

Basketball Draws

Please select the link below to access the weekly Bishopdale Basketball Draw. Students must arrive 15 minutes before tip off so they can meet with your coaches.

If you are unable to make a game, you must communicate this with Mr Evers via email ( so your coaches are aware of how many students will be in attendance.

Remember to bring your mouthguard each week, as players will not be taking the court without it.

Basketball Draw – 14th June

2019 Weekly Winter Sport Teams & Initial Information

I would like to recognise the fantastic efforts from all of our Heaton students who trialled for a weekly winter sport team this year, and our dedicated teachers/coaches who coordinated the sessions. If you are named in a squad, your specific team will be decided over the course of the next week, and this will be communicated to you by your coaches before the first game. If you have been named in a team however no longer wish to take part, or discover that your name has been listed in multiple teams, please email Mr Evers asap ( so alterations can be made.

Confirmed 2019 Heaton Teams

Mr Evers is currently in negotiation with some outside sport providers (rugby, netball, yoga, youth-town etc.), so we can offer some specialist sport programmes for students who will be remaining back at school on Tuesday afternoons. Any student who has missed out on selection or who did not register for trials will have the option of signing up for these specific programmes later this week. School sport programmes will also be coordinated during this time for any student who would prefer this option.

As soon as all of our teams are finalised, a blog post will be created that outlines meeting times, equipment requirements, venues, maps, rules, costs etc. so please ensure you check in regularly this week so you are prepared for our start on Tuesday 14th May.

Heaton Basketball Teams 2019

A huge thank you to all students who registered and took part in basketball trials over the last few weeks. The attitude and performances were fantastic and we are really excited for the season ahead.

As I mentioned at trials, if you were unsuccessful in making a team this year and you are still very interested in taking part, please come and see Mr Evers and he can link you with a team to train with. This way, if we have any injuries, illness or absences there may be scope for you to play some Friday evening games.

Heaton Basketball Teams 2019


The first week of trainings will be combined so we can finalise a few details. Please look at the schedule below so you are aware of when and where you need to meet next week.

  • Monday 6th May before school (7:45am, Heaton Hall) – Hawks and Hammerheads
  • Monday 6th May @ lunchtime (12:45pm, Heaton Hall) – All girls players
  • Wednesday 8th May before school (7:45am, Heaton Hall) – Huskies and Hornets
  • Wednesday 8th May @ lunchtime (12:45pm, Heaton Hall) – Hyenas and Hurricanes


Mt Huxster’s Mountain Bike Race 2019

The Mt Huxter’s MTB race mission states that they want to get people riding bikes everyday, and always be happy when on a bike. We think the pictures above support this one hundred percent!

A huge congratulations to all of our Heaton competitors who braved the bitter cold and heavy rain to compete in the 2019 Mt Huxter’s Mountain Bike Challenge. The results of our Heaton athletes can be found below, with the first number indicating their overall placing in an individual or pairs respective races.

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Inter-Schools Duathlon 2019


Congratulations to all 24 Heaton students who competed brilliantly in the 2019 Inter-Schools Duathlon. There were a record number of participants in this event so competition was at an all time high. We would also like to recognise the notable performances of the following students, who finished in the top 10 of their respective races:

Year 7 Boys 

  • Josh D (34 minutes 27 seconds) – 8th Overall

Year 8 Boys

  • Hamish G (30 minutes 48 seconds) – 8th Overall
  • Will H (30 minutes 59 seconds) – 9th Overall

Year 8 Girls

  • Kate C (33 minutes 38 seconds) – 10th Overall

For a full results list, please select the following link: 2019 Duathlon Results

Water Polo kicks off for 2019

With five water polo teams competing this term, interest at Heaton is at an all time high. A big thank to Vanessa and our ex Heaton students (Lucy, Isaac, Alex and Caleb), who have taken on coaching responsibilities and are sharing their expertise and passion with our Heaton teams.

Best of luck for the next six weeks students and have fun!

Term 2 Korfball Tournament 2019

Date: Monday 1st July

Meeting Time: Students are required to meet Mr Evers in the hall promptly at 8:20am for the roll. Students can arrive to school in their PE uniform so they are ready for the tournament, and will not require their full school uniform to change into after the tournament has concluded

Transport: Students will be transported to/from the venue in our two Heaton vans. We are however requiring one parent/caregiver helper who can assist in dropping 3-4 student to the venue and bringing them back to school at the conclusion of the tournament. If you can assist in anyway, please contact Tim Evers via email (

Tournament Time: The tournament will run from 9:30am to approx. 2:30pm.

Venue: Cowles Stadium (210 Pages Road)

Participation List:

Heaton Green Team
Heaton Gold Team

Cost:Participation in this tournament will incur a cost that will be added to your school account. This cost covers tournament entry fees.

Equipment Requirements: Students are to ensure they are wearing their Heaton PE uniform when they arrive to school and have all of the following equipment:

  • All relevant medication e.g. ventolin
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch with plenty of healthy snacks
  • Warm jacket and/or tracksuit pants as it will be cold in the stadium when you are not playing

Tournament Organisation (Draw, Rules etc):

Korfball Tournament Information Draw, Rules and Information 2019

Canterbury AIMS Swim Champs 2019

Year 7 Results
  • Ava D (Rm 18) – 1st 50m Backstroke
  • Ava D (Rm 18) – 1st 50m Breaststroke
  • Ava D (Rm 18) – 1st 100m Backstroke
  • Henry C (Rm 19) – 3rd 50m Breaststroke
  • Mixed 200m Medley Yr.7 Relay – 2nd
Year 8 Results
  • Kate C (Rm 17) – 1st 100m Breaststroke
  • Kate C (Rm 17) – 2nd 50m Breaststroke
  • Kate C (Rm 17) – 2nd 100m IM
  • Robbie C (Rm 10) – 2nd 100m Breaststroke
  • Jorja S (Rm 8) – 3rd 100m Freestyle
  • Rosa R (Rm 8) – 3rd 100m Fly
  • Amelia P (Rm 11) – 3rd 25m Breaststroke
  • Mixed 150m Medley Yr.8 Relay – 2nd
  • Mixed 200m Medley Yr.8 Relay – 2nd