Sports Update

Refunds: Next week we will be refunding payments for the BOI Beast. For those of you who have paid, please bring in your eftpos card so we can reverse that payment. Badminton: There is a teams competition on the 3rd November for Year 9-10 girls, so I was wondering if girls who were going to…

Year 1-2 Netball Festival

The Year 1-2 netball team finished the season with a fun filled festival day! A big thank you to Rochelle Garton for doing an amazing job coaching this team and all the parents who have helped to make this season a success. The Whangarei Netball Centre has announced that the season for all our other…

Futsal Festival Year 7&8

This week we sent our Middle College mixed futsal team to compete in a festival-style tournament, in Whangarei. We had a fun day competing against other Northland teams at McKay stadium. I particularly loved the way that the team quickly gelled together after only one practice and how they utilized all their players, plus encouraging…

Individual Badminton Cup Championships

On Tuesday our very own pocket rocket, Kitchie Turque, took home the title of individual Badminton Cup Champion. She played numerous games against other Northland schools working her way up the winner’s table in a round-robin format to take out the top spot. Needless to say that we are very proud of Kitchie’s efforts. Well…

Year 12 PE Trip to the Poor Knights

Our first excursion for physical education for 2021 started on a high, with a tight group of six-year 12’s travelling to the Poor Knights. The journey out on the water was rough and therefore a bumpy 40-minute boat ride to our destination, causing some of us to not be able to enjoy the full experience…

Y7-13 Athletics Day Results

It was an exciting time tallying the house points. After adding the points for the heats we ran at school, the points for those who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and the bonus points for those students who broke school records, the points stood at Hurupaki: 466, Hikurangi:472, Parakiore: 475, Parihaka: 476. Every student who competed…

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Journey

Last week a very keen and ambitious group of students embarked on a 3 day Journey of walking. The walk started at Spirits Bay on the East Coast of the far North. Over the next 3 days we walked and camped. We set up camp at Tapotupotu in between rain showers, and the final night…

The Excellere College Eagles

The Excellere College Eagles are a year 3-4 team coached by Tamara Chambers. They began their season with a challenging game last Saturday!  Half time saw the teams on 6 all!  However, Excellere rallied together, played hard and took the win 14-10.  The game was strongly supported by very encouraging and vocal parents!  Thank you…

Northland Secondary Schools Athletics

Excellere College had 7 students attend the Northland Secondary Schools Athletics competition last Thursday and gained some excellent results. Antony Kelly: 1st Intermediate boys javelin Veronica Forster-Murray: 2nd Junior girls triple jump Rhian Howells: 4th Junior girls triple jump Bianca Heise: 3rd Intermediate girls shot put Ryan Whitehead: 3rd Intermediate boys triple jump Hannah Watene:…

Paper Plane House Competition

On Thursday we held our second house event for the year – the paper plane competition! All four houses competed well, bringing in many house points for their houses. The students had a great time and were inventive in their plane designs, which ranged from giant planes made from A2 paper to tiny, unseeable darts.…