Exciting day full of action and school spirit!

WHAT A DAY! As always it was a busy day of action for our school with everyone down at the ANZAC Athletics Track. It was a wee bit windy at times but still an enjoyable day for everyone involved.

We saw some students excelling across the board entering multiple events as seen below with the top point getters across the age groups. We also had a fantastic carnival type of atmosphere throughout the day with music pumping, fun games such as giant jenga and tug-o-war in action, plus the student council cooking up a storm in their big fundraiser of the year. Many of the staff got involved competing against students as we are also attached to houses and have to do our part to contribute to the house point totals!

Keep an eye out for our updated athletics day video! We had former student Jake Lacey from Lacey TV on hand to capture the excitement of the day.

We also have more photos coming from the day – Thank you to Bob McAuliffe and Mr Dempster for the images attached to this article. Mr Dempster and Alyssa Blacktopp have even more that will be updated once available. All photos will be uploaded to the GHS Sports Hub Facebook Page.

TWO records were broken, both in Shot Put that was throwing into the, at times, gusty wind! Caitlan Williams has the new bragging rights for U16 Girls with great throw of 9.31m, beating the previous record that was 9.06m. Isy Mavaia broke the record not once, not twice by THREE times during her shot putting event with throws of 6.99m, 7.54m then a huge 7.97m and now holds the U14 Girls record smashing the previous one of 6.75m by over 1m.

A huge thank you to all the wonderful GHS staff and volunteers for running every event on the day so our students had the opportunity to compete in a various of athletic events. All of this could not have been possible without the support from the Greymouth Athletics Club for allowing the school to use their fantastic facilities, especially Jack O’Connor for his extra help setting up the track, thank you so much!

Thank you to the various individuals, associations and businesses who allowed us to borrow their gazebos for the day – the shade was very much appreciated!

  • Harcourts (+ BBQ trailer)
  • Mitre10
  • Design Windows
  • West Coast Cricket
  • Cancer Society (+ sunblock)
  • Grey District Council
  • Greymouth Scouts
  • Mirim Rees
  • Elaine Bruce
  • Jill Crawford

Congratulations to our top points getters for each age group:

Top Point Getters – Athletics Day — Image by: Sport Dept.

House Relay Results:

House Relay Results — Image by: Sport Dept.

HOUSE STANDINGS – Congratulations Kahurangi for taking out the win! There are multiple house events throughout the year, make sure you get involved to get this leaderboard changing!

House Standing – Athletics Day — Image by: Sport Dept.