In 2017, many students have represented our school in team sports. Earlier in the year, our junior cricket team played in the North Taranaki competition. During the winter term, our junior netball teams competed in Opunake and New Plymouth. Two junior football teams played in the Saturday competition.
Junior rugby plays under the banner of Coastal Rugby. The Under 8 team, which is made up of many Coastal Taranaki School students, were the North Taranaki champions in their grade. In rugby league, Ropata Taylor and Karaitiana Huffam made the Taranaki Sharks team.
We have a senior girls’ football team in the Taranaki Secondary Schools’ competition and play every Wednesday. A senior girls’ netball team also play in the Saturday competition in New Plymouth. This team was placed fourth in their grade in the latest TSSSA tournament. Inter-school rugby, netball and football were held in term two for students in years five and six.
Zak Hetherington continues to represent our province at Senior 125 motocross events around the country. He will also return to Tahiti in September to compete in the Pacific Cup as a national representative.
Young Enterprise Scheme
Over recent years, we have been without a school canteen. This means that there hasn’t been a place onsite to provide lunch for our students. We saw this as a business opportunity through for the Young Enterprise Scheme in 2017.
Our mission is to provide affordable and nourishing homemade lunches for staff and students during the winter terms. It is also our mission to provide students with work experience in hospitality. Some of our profit will be donated to our school ball committee.
Each Tuesday, Coastal Canteen makes a set menu lunch during hospitality classes and then serves this at lunchtime through the canteen. All meals are ordered the previous week. So far, the enterprise has received great support from students, their families, and staff. Our Young Enterprise Scheme team is led by Kataraina Taipari, Grace Hooker, Carys Pullar and Malakai Rangi-Niwa.
Students Against Dangerous Driving
This year, our school was represented at the SADD Conference by Kiana Armstrong in Fielding during the April holidays. Since returning, Kiana has setup a committee to run SADD events at our school. She is leading a team of Kataraina Taipairi, Kyle Manson, Maddy Mitchell, Joseph Smith, Lily-May Baker, Carys Pullar, Holly Tippett and Jasmine Stone.
During Term 2, the SADD team held a ‘Dress Up a Door’ competition, where classes were encouraged to decorate a door as one of the SADD principles — sober drivers, safe speeds, no distractions, avoiding risks, driving to the conditions, or building experience.This was a great success and the winning doors were judged by our Acting Principal, Mr Ben Naughton, our local police office sergeant, Rhys Connell, and Otago Medical Student, Claire Richardson. They unanimously agreed that the year 3 and 4 students in Room 21 were the winners of the junior section. The door decorated by Year 13s with the theme ‘Driving to the Conditions’ won the senior section. Both of these classes enjoyed free pizza for lunch.
The ‘Dress Up as a Door’ competition was a great success and the winning doors were judged by our Acting Principal, Mr Ben Naughton, our local police office sergeant, Rhys Connell, and Otago Medical Student, Claire Richardson. They unanimously agreed that the year 3 and 4 students in Room 21 were the winners of the junior section. The door decorated by Year 13s with the theme ‘Driving to the Conditions’ won the senior section. Both of these classes enjoyed free pizza for lunch.