On October 24, 96 pupils were recognised for their achievements in sport and cultural activities at the Queen's and King's Performing Arts Centre.
Lisa Goral became one of the youngest fencers to win a New Zealand open title in Christchurch at Labour Weekend.
The Dunstan High School boys A basketball team travelled to Nelson in the holidays for the national tournament for secondary schools under 600 pupils.
The Dunstan High School senior A boys basketball team travelled to Westport for the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament for schools under 600. The team won the championship 83-63 in the final against Garin College of Nelson. This was the second time Dunstan has won this event having won previously in 2008 in Timaru.
Congratulations to the South Otago High School A netball team, winner of the B grade section of the recent South Island secondary schools tournament in Dunedin. It was unbeaten in its grade of 32 teams. The whole team worked together well and really dug deep in the final against Cashmere.
During the July holidays, 32 pupils and 14 parents headed to Cairns to take part in a 12-day sporting/cultural tour. Two netball teams and a rugby team played against three schools in Cairns, Innisfail and Port Douglas. The rugby team was triumphant, winning all three games, while the netball girls won three out of six games.
Dunedin's Sarah MacGibbon is set to compete internationally after taking top honours at the North Island ice skating championships last month.
Working for the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association during the past six years has given me many rewarding and satisfying experiences.
Queen's High School year 13 pupil Sarah Morrison is celebrating winning the South Island level 9 rhythmic gymnastics title recently.
King's High School year 10 pupil Avinash Shastri has been racking up the titles on the badminton court.
Harry James was a promising tennis player when he met United States great Andre Agassi in Queenstown four years ago. That brief meeting instilled in him a burning ambition to reach the top.
The first week of the school holidays was busy for 13 of The Catlins Area School pupils, as they were a part of the team of 50 who made up the "South of the South" tournament team to compete in the New Zealand Area Schools tournament in Dunedin. Other regions were Top of the South, Central (North Island) and North (North Island).
The New Zealand Area Schools Association national tournament has been an important part of the life for area school pupils since 1994, when there was an informal get-together at Mercury Bay Area School.
The English sisters make a habit of winning races in tandem.
Bayfield High School Bayfield runners are going well with some good performances in recent events. Following the successful school cross-country and the Logan Park road race, the team grew to 24 with six teams competing in the Caversham road relay.
A total of 84 Wakatipu High School pupils in years 9 to 13 braved ice-cold temperatures in water and difficult terrain on mountain bike and foot for their annual triathlon at Moke Lake yesterday. Challengers swam 200m around buoys in the lake, then cycled on a 10km loop before running 6km to the finish line. James Beech captured the action.
• Water skiing In mid-February, 27 skiers from 10 secondary schools in the Otago and Southland region competed in a one-day slalom water skiing event at Perkins Pond, near Millers Flat. The...
Samantha and Shannon Hope are the proverbial two peas in a pod. Not only do they look alike, but both are excelling in duathlon, triathlon and the national junior mountain biking scene.
Bayfield High School Bayfield pupils Samantha and Shannon Hope, Kieran Duncan and Jess Todd competed against 22 other secondary school teams in the annual Otago Rail Trail Duathlon. On the...
For many 16-year-olds, handling schoolwork is hard enough without pursuing sporting ambitions, but for Mackenzie Haugh it is all in a day's work.