Heaton Swimming Sports 2020

Date: Tuesday 25th February

Meeting Time: All competitors are required to meet in the Heaton Hall for registration at 8:30am. Please be prompt and sit down in your house groups so we can depart on time

Venue: Christs College Pool (entry via Lych gate, from the Botanical Gardens)

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Participation List (who is competing?):

2020 Students Participation List

Equipment Requirements (what do I need?):

  • Swimming togs (please ensure students wear their swimming togs to school with their Heaton PE kit over the top. This way students are ready to race when we arrive at the venue)
  • Swimming cap (if required)
  • Towel
  • Flip flops
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch with healthy snacks
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. epipen

Structure and Timings (Event Schedule): 

Order of Events 2020

Parent/Caregiver Support: Parents/Caregivers are very welcome to attend this event to support your son/daughter, however seating is somewhat limited. We also welcome any caregiver assistance to help us ensure the event is both competitive and inclusive/supportive of our beginner swimmers. If you willing and able to assist with any lane timing responsibilities, please contact Tim Evers asap (everst@heaton.school.nz)

Cost: Participation in the Heaton swimming sports events is based on the user-pay model, and will involve a small cost that covers return transportation to the event and pool hire. This cost will be added to your school account.

Adult Supervisors:

  • Mr Evers
  • Mrs Dore
  • Mrs Newton
  • Mr Newton
  • Mrs Rutherford
  • Mrs Earl (Yr.7)
  • Ms Green (Yr.8)

Heaton Tennis Championships 2020


TOURNAMENT DATE: Thursday 20th February

LOCATION: Elmwood Tennis Club (next door to Heaton Intermediate)

MEETING TIME: All participants are required to meet Mr. Evers promptly at 8:00am (on the outdoor basketball court). Students will return to school at the completion of their matches via the Heaton field.

TOURNAMENT TIME: The Tournament will be played during the school day (8:15am – 3:00pm)

WEATHER: In the event of rain or poor weather, please come to school prepared to take part in the tournament, as we can hopefully get in some of the required matches. Mr Evers will make a decision about the days play after registration.

PARTICIPANTS (Who is taking part): Please access the link below to see who has registered for the tournament. We have had a huge amount of interest this year which is fantastic! Due to the high number of participants the competition will be a knockout draw. When students lose their match, they will return to Heaton and continue with their normal school day/routines.

Participation List 2020

If for any reason you can no longer take part, please email Mr Evers asap as this will impact the draw and schedule


  • Packed lunch with healthy snacks (just in case you progress all the way through the tournament)
  • Heaton Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Tennis Racquet and 1 x new tennis ball (Mr Evers will have some additional equipment if you do not own your own racquet)
  • Appropriate Footwear (PE/Sports Shoes)
  • Heaton PE Kit – students need to arrive at school wearing their PE kit, however, must have their full school uniform with them so they can change at the conclusion of their matches
  • All personal medication e.g. Ventolin, Epipen etc.

Term One Water Polo Competition 2020

Please access the links below to check the team you will be playing for in the Term 1 CWP Competitions:

Full Pool Monday Evening Team – Term 1
1/2 Pool Friday Evening Teams – Term 1


  • 17th, 24th February
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March
  • 6th April


  • 21st, 28th February
  • 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March
  • 3rd April


All weekly results and draws are posted on the Canterbury Water Polo website: Term One Weekly Draws. Mr Evers will also upload weekly game times to the Heaton daily notices. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they check the weekly draw and be poolside at least 15 minutes prior to your game start time so you can meet your coaches.

Where possible please arrive to games wearing your Heaton PE shirt over the top of your togs, so you are easily recognisable by your coaches.

If you are unable to attend a game, please communicate this with Mr Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz). This way we can ensure we have sufficient numbers for each game, and can organise replacement players if required.


All Term One games will be played at Jellie Park. Monday evening games can be scheduled anytime between 7:15pm – 9:30pm (25 minute games – 4 minute quarters). Friday evening games can be scheduled anytime between 7:15pm – 9:30pm (25 minute games – 9 minute halves).


The Canterbury Water Polo U/12 programme is aimed at any player (no matter their ability or level of experience) with weekly training sessions. There is the opportunity to travel representing Canterbury or to attend trainings sessions to improve your basic skills, and become a more competent and confident player.

For further information and registration details, please access the link below:

For additional details or questions, please contact Laura Hammond: laura@canterburywaterpolo.org.nz

Heaton A Water Polo Team Finishes in Style!


What a brilliant way to finish the 2019 season for the Heaton A Water Polo team! 

This group of enthusiastic & dedicated Heaton athletes made tremendous improvements over the past two years, & we are extremely proud of what they have achieved. The last game of the season was the playoff for 3rd/4th place in the ChCh A Grade Competition, with Heaton coming away convincing winners against Casebrook Intermediate. A massive thank you to Vanessa for her support with coaching and training the team, this would not have been possible without your support.

Canterbury Triathlon 2019


The 2019 Inter-Schools Triathlon was a huge success for our Heaton team, which consisted of 12 athletes. All students did an amazing job in very hot conditions, and should be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements.

A special mention must go out to our three students who finished in the top 10 of their age group races:

  • Alf M (Room 5): 10th – 35:18 minutes
  • Hamish G (Room 10): 4th – 32:24 minutes
  • Kate C (Room 15): 9th – 35:21 minutes

A big thank you to Mrs Newton, Mrs Calder, Bek Markham and all caregivers who provided assistance, support and transportation for our Heaton team.

Heaton Girls Bring Home the National Shield!



What a spectacular way to finish the cricket season! We are so proud of our Heaton Girls 1st XI , who have been crowned National Champions for 2019. With wins over Tawa, Ellesmere College, Balmacewen, Remuera Intermediate & Sacred Heart, our Heaton team went a perfect 5 wins from 5 matches.

The Heaton girls have put in a huge amount of effort for the whole season, and have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work. As a school, we would also like to recognise the amazing contributions of our coach Barry van Beurten. Barry has worked with our teams for many years, and his tireless efforts and enthusiasm have been nothing short of extraordinary. We would also like to thank Ms Caygill and Mrs Edge for all of their support throughout the season.

Game 1  : Heaton 103 beat Tawa 36

The outfield was slow and boundaries fairly large. We lost the toss and were asked to bat against the top team from Wellington. Lucy and Kate C got us off to a solid start of 45 at drinks without losing a wicket. At drinks the decision was made to be a lot more aggressive and try and get towards 130. Almost immediately this resulted in Kate C (16) being run out. Lexie came out and with typical aggression took on the bowlers scoring 5 in as many balls before being bowled by Wellingtons best bowler – a leg spinner. Lucy went in the 12th over due to a good catch and were 65-4. This bought Emily D (8) and Lily Y (16) to the crease. Millie S came in and scored a good 7 while the last 3 batters did not trouble the scorers much. So all in all we were 20-30 short of what we wanted – but our run rate did not slow as we lost wickets. And we got to three figures!

There was a quiet confidence amongst the Heaton supporters that this total might be enough. Eden bowled very well conceding just 5 runs from her 3 overs and claiming one of the openers. By the 6th over things were starting to feel a bit tense as Tawa were at 26 in the 6th over and the scoreboard had them as favourites to win. We were however, about to experience the best Heaton bowling effort in our proud history at nationals. Lexie took the ball as first change and bowled impeccable line and length to finish with the amazing figures of 3 overs 5 wickets for 2 runs (all bowled). This explains why Tawa were at 26-1 and to be all out for 36. I imagine Lexie greatly treasured getting out the bowler who got her out half an hour earlier. Ava took a catch off the bowling of Emily and we also executed a classy run out from a no ball – really quick thinking and clever play between Lexie and Emily.

Game 2 : Heaton 271/0 beat Ellesmere College 26 (7.3 overs)

Ellesmere kindly filled the space left by Kamo’s (Northern Districts) late withdrawal. It quickly became apparent that we were considerably stronger than them so the decision was made to give all the team a bat. Kate (12) and Lucy (53 in 24 balls) were given 6 overs to show what they could muster and they did well accumulating 81 runs. Lexie (79 in 28 balls) and Emily (18) put on 105 in their 6 overs. Lily (20) and Millie S (11) had 4 overs and scored 51 runs. This left Eden (2) and Ava (13) 4 overs but we only got 2 of them as time ran out.

We decided to bowl our year 7 girls with Aiofe (2-0-2) and Lily (2-0-7) opening the bowling. Success came with Millie M (1-1-14) claiming the first wicket. Then another bowling first was about to unfold – Emily D collected a hat trick in her only over 1/3/2. She bowled 2 of them and captain Lucy secured the hat trick with a regulation catch at cover. Lucy and Lexie also chipped in with a wicket maiden each. To top off a good fielding effort were 2 run outs at the keepers end with Lily and Emily combining well with Kate C to execute the run outs.   At the end of day one just Balmac and Heaton sat on 2 wins.

Game 3 : Balmacewen 42 lost to Heaton 44/5 in 11.4 overs

Balmac won the toss and elected to bat first on a good wicket at Lincoln Domain – a 5 minute drive from the Lincoln University grounds. Ava bowling the second over of the game, bowled the opener with a fully pitched swinging delivery. The teams best batter was still at the crease however did not look overly comfortable against Ava and Eden, who bowled fast and full. She survived this spell only to be caught and bowled by a Lexie full toss in the fifth over, leaving Belmac at 16/2. Lexie then removed the next batter first ball to leave them reeling at 16-3. The next 4 wickets were lost with the score on 26 with wickets by Ava and Lexie but the last wicket partnership was the best taking Balmac through to 42. Ava finished with 4 overs, 4 wickets for 5 runs and Lexie 4/3/11.

Heaton knew that they only needed to bat out their overs to win but we did not get off to the best start with the score at 2/2 before the second over had finished. Kate C was run out in the 5th over for 9 runs and the score at 19. The parents were getting a bit nervous and Balmac was buoyed by their early success. Soon after we lost 2 more wickets with easy catches off some slow bowling before Lexie and Ava steadied the ship and saw us home. Ava did well defending getting 1 off 14 but letting Lexie have the strike. Lexie played in my mind the best innings of the tournament putting aside her aggressive nature to ensure that she only hit bad balls and she scored the winning runs top scoring with 25* off 29 balls. We were now the only unbeaten side and so our thoughts turned to Remuera – our next game.

Game 4: Heaton 186/2  beat Remuera Intermediate 103 (19.2 overs)

Again we lost the toss but were asked to bat first. Winning this game almost ensured we would win the shield due to our superior run rate – even if we lost tomorrow. We got off to the best start of the tournament with Lucy being dismissed for 39 with the score of 86/1. This bought in Lexie who was itching to get to the crease and scored 53 off 29 balls before being retired. Kate C was bowled for 48 with the score on 164/2. Emily (7) and Lily (10) saw the score through to 186.

Remuera started well getting to 47 before they lost their first wicket (LBW bowled Lucy). It did however take 8.4 overs to get there, meaning that the game had already slipped out of their grasp. In the 10th over Lucy caught their best batter for 30 off the bowling of Lily Young. Lexie took a couple of run outs and we snared 3 catches in all (2 to captain Lucy and one to Emily). The batters slowly accumulated the score to 103 before being dismissed in the last over. Lily was the best of the bowlers with 2 wickets for 25.

Game 5 Heaton 122/3 beat Sacred Heart 29 (10.4 overs)

Heaton won the toss and elected to bat. Kate (36*) and Lucy (23) got us off to another great start getting us to 44 in the 8th over. Lexie accelerated the run rate with a quick fire 37 off 32 balls before Kate was retired and Lexie was bowled in the 17th over with the score at 111. This allowed us to give Kate S the opportunity to get a bat in her last game for Heaton – she scored a run a ball 6 before being bowled, bringing Emily and Lily to see off the last few overs and take the score to 122.

We were very confident now with our bowling stocks and having bowled every team out for the first time in our history – we decided to start off with our openers Eden (1 wicket) and Ava (2 wickets), before giving Aoife and Millie M (2 of our year 7s) a bowl, Aoife bowled well and Millie picked up 2 wickets for 2 runs.


Although many of the games were quite convincing wins – this is arguably the strongest bowling unit in our history. Lexie was in the form of her life with both the bat and ball – she won the tournament MVP. Eden won the team MVP for her part heading up the bowling attack and although she did not take lots of wickets – she did bowl incredibly well, tied up one end and was consistent all tournament. Captain Lucy was amazing leading the team on and off the field – her understanding of the game was beyond her years. She was also among the leading batters for the tournament.

This is now Heaton’s 6th national girls cricket title in 8 years (with a second last year). The team are already talking about coming back and defending their title in 2020. We have a good core of year 7’s who gained a lot of experience this year that will give them confidence next year.


Canterbury AIMS Athletics Championships 2019

Congratulations to our amazing Heaton representative athletics team for 2019! We are so proud of your efforts, achievements and the attitude you displayed at Nga Puna Wai.

We would also like to thank our catering helpers, sports leaders, Mrs Smeele, Mrs Feneon, Mrs Dore and Mrs Noble-Laffey for all of your preparation and hard work. As the host school for 2019 there were a lot of wheels in motion leading up to and during the event, and your dedication and efforts ensured it was smooth sailing for our participants. 

Year 7 Results

  • Max A (Rm 6) –  Year 7 Boys 1st Place (1500m)
  • Lulu I (Rm 5) – Year 7 Girls 1st Place (1500m)
  • Sam F (Rm 1) – Year 7 Boys 3rd Place (100m)
  • Akira L (Rm 3) – Year 7 Girls 2nd Place (100m)
  • Ava G (Rm 21) – Year 7 Girls 3rd Place (100m)
  • Hiro F (Rm 2) – Year 7 Boys 1st Place (800m)
  • Ava G (Rm 21) – Year 7 Girls 1st Place (Long Jump)
  • Girls’ Year 7 4 x 100m Relay – 1st Place
  • Boys’ Year 7 4 x 100m Relay – 1st Place

Year 8 Results

  • Kate C (Rm 15) – Year 8 Girls 1st Place (1500m)
  • Ollie S (Rm 10) – Open 200m Boys 2nd Place
  • Hannah S (Rm 9) – Year 8 Girls 2nd Place (100m)
  • Ollie S (Rm 10) – Year 8 Boys 1st Place (800m)
  • Josh T (Rm 15) – Year 8 Boys 2nd Place (800m)
  • Milan M-M (Rm 8) – Year 8 Boys 3rd Place (800m)
  • Will H (Rm 17) – Year 8 Boys 1st Place (100m)
  • Hannah S (Rm 9) – Year 8 Girls 3rd Place (High Jump)
  • Walter S (Rm 14) – Year 8 Boys 1st Place (High Jump) New Record
  • James M (Rm 16) Year 8 Boys 2nd Place (High Jump)
  • Will H (Rm 17) – Year 8 Boys 1st Place (Long Jump)
  • Walter S (Rm 14) – Year 8 Boys 2nd Place (Shot Put)
  • James M (Rm 16) Year 8 Boys 1st Place (Shot Put)
  • James M (Rm 16) Year 8 Boys 2nd Place (Discus)
  • Will H (Rm 17) – Year 8 Boys 3rd Place (Discus)

Inter-Schools Triathlon 2019

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2019

Venue: Pegasus Town

Reporting & Event Times: Reporting time for participants and marshals is 9:45am, and all competitors must arrive promptly. Due to the high volume of traffic and parking, we would like all Heaton participants to ensure they arrive no later than 9:30am. Race briefing will commence immediately after reporting at 10am. The first race will commence by 10.30am. It is unlikely that any competitors who report late will be accepted for racing.

Collecting Bikes: All bikes must be left in transition until all competitors in all age groups have finished their races.

Cancellation: Any cancellation information will be posted on the P.S.C Website (www.primarysportscanterbury.org.nz). There is no postponement date, so a cancellation will not occur unless the weather conditions are extreme.

Transportation: Caregivers and students have indicated that they can provide transport for their son/daughter both to/from the event. Mr Evers will be providing transport for Michelle (Rm 14), who is required to meet at the Heaton Flagpole by 8:15am

Equipment Requirements:

  • All Triathlon race equipment i.e. bike, helmet, togs etc.
  • Heaton PE Kit with Hat
  • Packed lunch with healthy snacks & water bottle
  • All relevant medication e.g. ventolin
  • Spare clothes
  • Sun protection
  • Weatherproof jacket (please check the forecast the night before as we have had very wet weather in previous events)

Additional Information (please read carefully):

Triathlon Briefing Notes 2019
Triathlon Event Information 2019
Course Map and Details 2019

Girls’ National Cricket Tournament 2019

A huge congratulations on qualifying for the 2019 National Tournament ladies, we are so excited to see you compete and are very proud of your achievements. Please ensure you read all the following information carefully, and contact Mr. Evers via email if you have any questions or concerns. Please be aware that some information may be subject to change so please check the blog regularly over the next week.

Tournament Dates: 

Students are required on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday 20th November (Opening Ceremony / Dinner), and the competition dates are Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd November (inclusive)

Wednesday 20th November

All players are required to attend the pre-tournament function (Opening Ceremony and Players Dinner). The girls’ are required to meet  in the canteen foyer after school. At approx. 3:30 pm, Barry and Mrs Edge will transport the students out to Lincoln and will supervise them for the duration of the afternoon / early evening. Students will have an opportunity to walk around the venue, familiarise themselves with the grounds, and participate in an optional filmed session organised by Cricket NZ (consent notes will be distributed and must be returned if you would like to take this opportunity).

Students will not require any money, cricket equipment or specific gear on the Wednesday. Students must be wearing their Heaton PE uniform, Heaton hat and jacket (which will be supplied).

  • Managers/Coaches Meeting: 5:30pm @ Bert Sutcliffe Pavilion
  • Opening Ceremony: The opening ceremony will take place at the Lincoln University Food Hall after the pre-tournament meeting (6.15pm)
  • Players Dinner: There will be a BBQ Dinner at the Lincoln University Food Hall for all teams immediately after the opening ceremony (6.30pm). Food will be supplied by New Zealand Cricket.

At the conclusion of the dinner (approx. 7:15 pm), students will be transported back to school, where they can be collected from Heaton. Barry will send out a group text when we are leaving the venue so we can ensure prompt collection from school.

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November

All players are required to meet at the Heaton flagpole 8:00am each morning. We will be departing promptly at 8:15am so please contact Barry if you are stuck in traffic or have any concerns.

No lunch is required on competition days as this is supplied by NZ Cricket. We will provide healthy snacks, however all players must have a named drink bottle and sun tan lotion for all competition days.

Following Thursday and Fridays matches there will be team dinners and a debrief for the girls: Thursday evening @ Lexie’s and Friday evening @ Lucy’s.]

Heaton Supervision: Miss Caygill will be looking after the girls on Thursday, Mrs Edge on Friday, and Mr Evers on Saturday.

Saturday 23rd November

All players are required to meet at the Heaton flagpole 7:45am. We will be departing promptly at 7:55am so please contact Barry if you are stuck in traffic or have any concerns.

Again, no lunch is required on Saturday as this is supplied by NZ Cricket. We will provide healthy snacks, however all players must have a named drink bottle and sun tan lotion for all competition days.

  • Closing Ceremony: The closing ceremony will take place on completion of the final round of games. Teams need to make their way to outside the Bert Sutcliffe Pavilion promptly after their match. Following the closing ceremony there will be a dinner at Cam’s and all parents are welcome to attend.
Additional Important Information
  • All personal medication e.g. Ventolin, must be packed and with your daughter on each competition day.
  • All girls must bring any personal cricket equipment they require (bat, pads, gloves etc.) If you require any additional kit, please see Mr. Evers as he can assist with this
  • The team will compete in their new Heaton cricket polo, whites (trousers) and Heaton cap. Please ensure you also have your Heaton PE top with you just in case
  • Please ensure any additional snacks/drinks you provide are healthy i.e. no fizzy and no chewing gum
  • Mrs. Edge, Miss Caygill and Mr. Evers will be your Heaton contact/manager/support people. Please touch base with them if you have any questions or concerns leading up to or during the tournament
  • Live Scoring: All games will be live scored on the NZC application along with cricHQ. Please make sure you download one or both of these before the tournament begins
  • WhatsApp (Managers/Coaches): For each tournament Cricket NZ create a Whatsapp group. This provides a medium for questions to be asked and the answers be shared across all teams. If you don’t have it already, please download the app from your app store and in the coming days I will load you to the tournament group. Please feel free to ask any questions you have through the app.

Tournament Resources (please read carefully)
2019 Playing Conditions & Rules
National Primary School Shield Draw
National Primary School Shield Handbook 2019
Venues, Maps & Parking

Canterbury AIMS Athletics Championships 2019

Congratulations on being selected to represent our school at the 2019 CAIMS Athletics Championships. Please ensure you read the following information carefully and show your parents/caregivers, so you are both up to speed about all event details.

Date: Tuesday 19th November
Venue: Nga Puna Wai
Meeting Time: 

Students are required to meet Mr Evers promptly at 7:30am in the Heaton Hall.Students will be transported to/from the venue in a coach or the Heaton vans. If your parents/caregivers would like to transport you directly to the venue in a private vehicle, you must inform Mr. Evers via email (everst@heaton.school.nz) before 5:00pm on Sunday 17th November.

Student Participation List (with events):
Heaton Representative Athletics Team 2019

If for any reason you cannot take part in this event, please contact Mr Evers before 5:00pm on Sunday 17th November, so he can make the necessary changes to the Heaton team


Participation in this event will incur a cost that covers transportation to/from the venue (if applicable). This cost will be added to your Heaton account.

Equipment Requirements:
  • Heaton PE Kit (w / Heaton cap)
  • Packed lunch with plenty of healthy snacks
  • Sun protection
  • Appropriate footwear
  • School jersey and/or weatherproof jacket in the event of colder weather
  • Water bottle
  • All relevant personal medication e.g. Ventolin, Epipen
Additional Information and Resources: