Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Touch Draw 13.12.2013 - Last game this year

Click on the image below to view the draw.
Please note that this is the last game for this year. Games will resume the first Friday of the the first week back at school.

Touch draw 13.12.2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

Kia Ora all

Here is the draw for the games that were not played on Friday due to the gala.

Raiders V Sharks
Storm V Pirates

Dragons V Warriors
Untouchables v Eagles
Chargers V TBA

Chiefs V Crusaders
Vipers V Undefeatables

One V Two

The games will be played on the following days

Tuesday - U13 One V Two
Wednesday - U11 Chiefs V Crusaders
Thursday - U9 Dragons V Warriors, Untouchables V Eagles
Friday - U7 Raiders V Sharks, Storm v Pirates

Players can bring their tops. There will also be sets of training bibs available.
Games will start at 12:45 and finish at 1:20 ( with a 5 minute break at half time)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Touch Rugby

Kia Ora all

There is NO touch rugby this Friday as the Gala is on.

Games scheduled for this Friday will be played at school next week.
The draw and when games will be played will be posted here on Sunday.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

                               TOUCH RUGBY  29.22.2013
                                                Here is the draw for this Friday, the 29th.

Touch draw 29.11.2013
                                      Our Awesome Athletes

Today we celebrate two of our amazing students.
Go to the Our Awesome Athlete page to find out what these two amazing girls have been up to.

Sophie White                                     Emma Imrutai

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Touch Draw for Friday 22nd November

Kia Ora all

The touch draw for this Friday can be viewed on the TOUCH RUGBY page.

Teams will be looking flash in their new tops.

Reminder: If you have not yet paid the $20, this must be paid as soon as possible to Mr Forman.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Touch rugby double

Touch rugby seems to bring out the best in sibling comptitiveness, and we have another example for you.

Recently we brought to your attention the Woodgate 3 -  Samantha, Brayden and Carter, who received player of the day awards on the same day.

Well, not to be outdone, the Hillyer sisters (Courtney- Rm 5 and Mackenzie - Rm 23) both received player of the day certificates for their respective teams on the same day. Courtney and Mackenzie are active in a number of sports and we look forward to them both representing the school to showcase their talents.

Here they are, all smiles.

Trampoline success

Our athletes have a wide range of skills and interests. Today we celebrate the amazing Courtney Hillyer of Room 5.

During the first week of the October school holidays Courtney Hillyer of Rm5 was part of the Canterbury Trampoline team who went to Nationals held in Napier.  She competed in all 3 disciplines and had exceptional results considering it was the first year she was eligible and was one of the youngest in the whole competition.  She was placed 4th= out of 19 in the 10 and under girls individual trampoline, 7th out of 17 in the 10 and under girls double mini trampoline and with her partner came  4th out of 8 pairs in the 10 and under synchronised trampoline.

Way to go, Courtney. Another example of Oaklands students achieving in the world of sport.

Week 5

Kia Ora all

Touch Rugby 

There is NO touch rugby this Friday as it is Show Day.

SW Zones athletics

Well done to all our awesome athletes who represented Oaklands at the SW Zones athletics meet at Hillmorton High School.

We are proud to announce that 17 Oakands students earned a place in the Canterbury Primary Schools athletics championships on December 4th in Ashburton.

They are (including event):

9 years
Lindsay Smith
Samantha Laing
Finn Keogan
Scott Butterick
Mya Wareham
Xanthe Simpson
Long jump, High Jump
Long Jump
10 years
Mia Warren
Jacqueline Keenan
Shot, Long Jump
11 years
Luke Mangels
Danny Stegman
Sophie White
High Jump
12 years
William Baxter
Madison Keogan
Chantelle Lewis
13 years
Olivia King
Finlay Martin
Jovin Fabic
100m, Long jump, High Jump
Discus, Shot, 1200m
60m, Shot

Photos of the athletes in action will be posted soon.

Mr Hillary, Mr Muller and I would like to say a HUGE tumeke to the awesome Oaklands students. Our senior students led by example, displaying our CARE values and were an excellent role model to our younger athletes.
Good on ya, team

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Touch Rugby Draw 8.11.2013

Kia Ora all

Here is the draw for this Friday 8th November.
Please click on the words rather than the picture to view the draw.

Please note that there is NO touch next Friday -  15th November - as it is Show Day.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Touch Rugby Triple

At last Friday's touch competition something amazing happened. Player of the Day certificates were handed out for each of the Oaklands teams. Nothing amazing about that, you say. True. But what if I said that 3 members of one family each received a Player of the Day. Now that is amazing.

And we have proof. Here are the awesome Brayden, Samantha and Carter Woodgate.

Well done, team Woodgate. Great kids doing great things in sport.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Awesome athletes

This week we celebrate two young tee-ball players. Ben Hanson and Dylan Creighton play for Halswell and received awards recently.

Ben received the Player of the Day and Dylan the Hardest Trier.

Well done, boys. Another example of Oaklands students being successful in sport.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Touch Draw 1.11.2013

Kia Ora all

Please click below to view a copy of the draw for  Friday 1.11.2013

                                                  Click here to view the draw

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

SW Zones athletics information

Kia Ora all

A team of 59 athletes has been selected to represent Oaklands at the SW Zones at Hillmorton High School on Tuesday 5th November.

Athletes were given a mauve coloured notice today with all relevant information. This should be completed and returned in a timely manner (i.e as soon as possible).

NOTE: Students will be issued with sportswear - green t-shirt and jacket, on MONDAY 4th November. Students who are away will get their gear TUESDAY morning.

We LEAVE at 8:30 - students should be at school by 8:15am.

The team list with events can be viewed below.

Order of events.

Click on the two links below to view the time and order of event for this year's athletics.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Touch Rugby Draw for Friday 25th

Kia Ora all

Please click on the link to view the draw.

The under 7 Red Knights are actually the Oaklands Raiders (Oak Raiders). This is your team name from now on.

The Under 9 EAGLES are not down on the draw and have a bye this week. However there is a field available for you to have a practice. It would be a great idea to have a run around.

Playing tops

I will issue some sets tomorrow for the older students. When the new ones arrive the little ones will be kitted out. I will bring down some coloured mesh bibs for the Oaklands teams that are playing each other. For example the under 7 Sharks and Storm play each other and the Under 11 Undefeatables and Chiefs play each other.


I will being down some balls tomorrow. They will be named (Oakands School) and need to be returned to me after your game. The organisers will supply new teams with a touch ball soonish.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Kauri athletics and whole school fun football programme

Kia Ora all

Kauri Athletics - Sprints and relays

The sprint races and relays will be held tomorrow THURSDAY for the Kauri team. Due to the earlier rain we were only able to complete the field and long distance events.

The timetable for tomorrow is:

12:00 - 12:30  -  Kauri team have a shortened lunch
12:30              -  Back to class to do roll
12:35              -  Move out to field. Sprint races begin followed by year level relays

Fun Football Programme

The organisers will be in the HALL FOYER from 2:30pm tomorrow THURSDAY to answer your questions and sigh up students. They are looking forward to seeing you. Just a reminder that it is for ALL students from Year 1 - 8 - not just year 5 and up.


Kauri Athletics

Kia Ora all

Due to the current rain we have postponed the start of the athletics until 10:00am. We will assess the conditions around this time and make a call.

Thanks for your patience.


Kauri Athletics

Kia Ora all

We are going ahead with the athletics today. Students should come prepared for a day of athletics. It is a wee bit wet on the field but this will dry off at some stage. We may not start exactly at 9:00am. Any further information can be accessed by ringing the school, or text me at 027 220 1077.


Monday, 21 October 2013

Kauri Athletics

The weather doesn't look too good at the moment, but we are doing a sunshine dance in anticipation of a fine day.

Given the current wet weather, the following applies:

[1] The organisers (Grant and Danny) will meet early tomorrow morning (6:30am).

*    If it has continued to rain overnight and the forecast is for rain throughout the day - we will make the decision to postpone the event to FRIDAY.

* If the rain has stopped and it looks to be clearing up and the forecast is for sun, we will make a decision as to whether we will begin a little later eg 10:00am.

[2] Any decision will be put on this blog by 7:45am

[3] We will then endeavour to place a message on the school answer phone system, once we learn how to do it.

Please don't assume that it will be off if it is a little wet. Unless notified students should come prepared for a day of athletics.


Fun Football Programme

The organisers from Halswell United Football Club will be here at school on THURSDAY after school for 'sign up'.

Come along to the hall foyer to speak to the guys running it. The aim is to begin on the Tuesday after Labour Day (29th October).

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fun Football Programme

Kia Ora all

Below is a screenshot of the information supplied to the school from Halswell United Football Club for the after school football programme that will be held at Oaklands School on Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:15pm.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Touch Rugby

Kia Ora all

Touch rugby will now begin on FRIDAY, 25th October at Halswell Domain.

The managers and helpers meeting will take place WEDNESDAY the 16th in the Oaklands School staffroom from 7:00pm. Come and find out what is involved with running a touch team.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Touch Rugby 2013/4

Kia Ora all

Click on the link below to view the most up to date version of the team lists for touch rugby.

Presently there are 15 teams. We still need to fill a few spaces, with girls in the under 7 section, but I reckon we will get there.

The team lists are not set in stone as there may be some changes, as I have no doubt made some errors / omissions etc.

More information will come out soon regarding the first game, payment of the $20 etc.


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Year 4 basketball

Kia Ora all

Below is a screenshot of the Pioneer basketball Year 4 and under 'miniball' competition at Pioneer Stadium in term 4.

I have emailed year 4 parents to gauge interest.
Please contact me at grant.forman@oaklands.school.nz if interested.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Touch Rugby

Kia Ora all

Today we handed out the permission forms for touch rugby.

It is highly possible that some students picked up the incorrect colour or forgot to take one, or even missed out as not enough were printed.

If any of these are true for you, no problem, more will be available tomorrow.

The box for returns is in the OFFICE. Please don't bring them to Room 5. However, if you have a question then feel free to drop in to Room 5.

Wednesday and Thursday will be collection days.
Friday I will begin putting the existing teams back together, then get onto the new students next week.

Given the large number of interested students please bear with me throughout the process. I will try and meet everyone's needs.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Monday 16th September

Kia Ora all

Today we had the first meeting for students interested in playing touch for an Oaklands team this year. We filled up the music room, and there seemed to be as many who didn't play in an Oaklands team last year as there were players from last year; which is fantastic.

Two versions of the permission slips will be used; one for NEW players and one for LAST YEAR'S players.
These will come home tomorrow, hopefully.

They can also be viewed on the TOUCH RUGBY at HALSWELL DOMAIN page at the top of the blog.

We are on the lookout for MANAGERS to help with teams. The teams from last year will carry on, with some changes in players and managers, but that is easy to sort out.
The new players and teams will be a different story.

Basically, if you offer to manage a team on Friday, we will build a team around your child.

This process will take until the end of the term, so please bare with me. I will communicate through this blog, plus send out emails.

Please email me at       grant.forman@oaklands.school.nz           if you have any questions.


Friday, 6 September 2013

Basketball Champions 2013

Basketball Champions

Well done to the awesome Year 7/8 basketball team – The OAKLAND HEAT on winning their Monday night competition at Pioneer Stadium.

Every Monday morning they have been practicing before school on the courts, and every Monday evening they have been dribbling, passing and shooting their way to top spot.

Another fantastic basketball season for Oaklands. Another talented group of students out there representing Oaklands with pride.

Nice one, team.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

FINAL winter sport day - Friday 30th August

Kia Ora all

Tomorrow (Friday) is the final day for winter sport.
We have teams competing for all placings from 1st/2nd matches through to 7th/8th.

There have been a couple of changes of venue due to the unavailability of the HOCKEY fields as Hospital Corner.

The draw is as follows:

  • Football -   Year 5/6 A  -  V   Sumner     Carlton Corner  2    3rd / 4th  1:30pm                                              Year 5/6 B  -  V   BYE - but traveling for training game  
                         Year 7/8 A  -  V  Beckenham   South Hagley 5         5th/6th    1:30pm                                                   Year 7/8 B  -  V   St Michaels  Carlton Corner S1      1st/2nd   1:30pm  

  • Netball -     Year 5/6 A  -  V   St Martins        Hagley Courts 21    3rd / 4th  1:30pm                              Year 5/6 B  -  V   Linwood Ave   Hagley Courts 29     3rd / 4th  1:30pm
                            Year 7/8 A  -  V   Belfast               Hagley Courts 2     1st/2nd     1:30pm
                            Year 7/8 A  -  V   North Brighton   Hagley Courts  19   9th/10th   1:30pm

  • Hockey-  Year 5/6 A -  V     Hoon Hay    Canty Agric Pk  F     3rd/4th  1:30pm                                           Year 5/6 B -  V     Burwood    South Hagley hockey field   7th/8th  1:30pm

                         Year 7/8 A -  V     Rudolf Steiner    South Hagley 1   3rd/4th  1:30pm

Please note:

5/6 Hockey A team are playing at the Canterbury Agriculture Park off Curletts Road, where the annual SHOW is held. Also the home of Canterbury Rugby League.

5/6 Hockey B team were originally down for the same venue but will be traveling to the NEW hockey fields near the old sale yards (where soccer is played) on SOUTH HAGLEY park.

Maps can be accessed here.

1. Click here

2. Click on MAPS

3. click on maps under FRIDAY FINALS - HOCKEY

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Winter Tournament

The South West Zone Winter Tournament takes place next WEDNESDAY 14th August. Students will depart around 11:15am for a 12:15 start for most teams. Teams play a round robin system of short matches. Teams earn points based on a win, lose or draw. The team with the most points at the end of the matches is the winner.

Oaklands is entering teams in the following levels and sports:

Year  5 / 6  - Soccer, netball and hockey
Year 7 / 8 - Soccer, netball and hockey

These are the 'A' teams, although for some teams we are restricted in the squad size, so some in the team will miss out.

The overall winner of each sport at each year level earns the right to represent the South West Zone at the Primary School Winter Tournament.

Please note that there is limited parking available near Hagley Park, with much of the area near the soccer grounds reserved for buses.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Winter sport

WINTER SPORT - Friday July 5th 

New Draw

The new draw for the next 4 weeks of sport (Friday July 5, August 2, 9, 16) is out. There are a couple of changes to the location of where teams will play, in case you were going along to watch. Most remain the same. The locations for tomorrow are as follows:

Football Yr 5/6     A & B        Carlton Corner

Football Yr 7/8     A               South Hagley
                               B               North Hagley (Riccarton roundabout corner)

Hockey Yr 5/6     A               Hospital Corner
                             B                Warenui School

Hockey Yr 7/8      A               Hospital Corner  

Netball   - All netball at Hagley Courts