The Counties Manukau Secondary School Athletics Championship provided young Sancta Maria College athletes with the opportunity to gain places in the Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships to be held later this month.

We were represented by a strong group of students and are delighted by the number qualifying for the Auckland Championships. The highlight of the day was Tanya Murray winning the Intermediate Girls Javelin with a throw of 41.52m, exceeding her previous best by 3m and 17m ahead of the next competitor.

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Year 9 students have entered into a new phase in their life at the College. Having spent the past two years in the Year 7&8 homerooms in St Dominic’s Block with the same classroom teacher, they are now making a transition into the wider life of the College where they will come into contact with different teachers on a daily basis. Therefore, it is important that our Year 9s demonstrate the right attitudes in their relationships with others. The Year 9 Retreat was an opportunity to reflect on the Beatitudes and how they can be put into practice.