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)

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 (everst@heaton.school.nz). 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 (grigga@heaton.school.nz)

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.

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)
HOUSE RESULTS
  • 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

MEETING TIMES:

  • 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)

Inter-Schools Duathlon 2019

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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

Canterbury AIMS Duathlon 2019

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students who expressed their interest in the Duathlon, especially those who coordinated a personal race and submitted a time to Mr Evers.

As discussed at our student meeting and communicated via my information email, each school is restricted to the number of participants they can enter into this event. If you are a student who has been selected to take part, however no longer wish to be involved you must communicate this with Mr Evers prior to 9am on Thursday 14th March. This will provide Mr Evers with enough time to alter our school entries and offer this opportunity to one of our students on the waiting list before the 5pm deadline. Please also be aware that parents/caregivers will incur a cost (covering the race transponder) if students fail to turn up on the competition day.

  • Event Date: Monday 25th March
  • Teacher I.C:

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  • Location: Ruapuna Park, Hasketts Road, Christchurch (Mike Pero Motosport Park)
Duathlon Map 2019
  • Transition: Bikes cannot be collected until ALL races have been completed. This will be at approx. 1:30pm
  • Participants (who has been registered to take part?
Heaton Duathlon Team 2019
  • Reporting Time: All Heaton students must ensure they meet promptly at the venue (Ruapuna Park) no later than 8:50am, as the final reporting time for athletes and marshals is at 9:15am. It is unlikely that any competitors who report late and who miss the briefing will be accepted for racing. There is a lot of traffic in the morning as there can be over 1000 participants, so please ensure you leave yourself enough time.
  • Event Rules and Structure:
Duathlon Information 2019
  • Transportation: All parents/caregivers are responsible for transporting their son/daughter to and from the venue (with their bike and equipment). If you are unable to provide transportation for your child, you must contact Mr Evers (everst@heaton.school.nz) prior to 9:00am on Tuesday 19th March, so he has sufficient time to organise an alternate transport arrangement. Alternatively, if you are a person who can assist additional students in need with providing additional transport, please let Mr Evers know before Friday. 
  • Cancellation: Any cancellation information will be posted on the PSC Website (www.primarysportscanterbury.org.nz). There is no postponement date so any cancellation will not occur unless there are extreme weather conditions. Please consult with Mr Evers if you have any concerns re: weather
  • Marshall Assistance: If you are attending the event to watch and support your son/daughter, and you are able to assist Mr Evers with Marshalling duties please contact him prior to Tuesday 19th March. Any support would be greatly appreciated
  • Equipment Requirements:
  1. All Duathlon race equipment e.g. bike, helmet etc.
  2. Heaton PE Kit with Hat
  3. Packed lunch with sufficient healthy snacks
  4. Lots of water
  5. All relevant personal medication e.g. ventolin, epipen
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Warm Jacket to wear post race (it can be windy at the venue)
Copy of Information and Permission Letter #1

Inter-Schools Triathlon 2018

A huge congratulations to our seven Heaton Triathletes who recently participated in the 2018 Inter-Schools Championships, held at Pegasus. The conditions were extremely challenging with heavy rain throughout the day, however our students were stoic and represented our school with great determination. We are extremely proud of you all.

  • Matthias A (Rm 11) 72nd Position
  • Hamish G (Rm 10) – 4th Position
  • Kate C (Rm 15) – 11th Position
  • Phonse C (Rm 2) – 11th Position
  • Tom H (Rm 3) – 64th Position
  • Bevan M (Rm 3) – 53rd Position
  • Will S (Rm 19) – 36th Position

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jess and our parents/caregivers for their support throughout the day. This event would not have been possible for our students without your efforts.