JC Inter-House Swimming

Author -  Shannon Sager

Last Friday, the students of the JC competed in the Inter-House swimming event at the Northern Arena. The Houses of Kauri, Matai, Rimu and Totara were represented by students who took part in over 100 swimming heats.
Swimmers of all abilities participated and everyone was proud of their efforts. Inter-House competitions are a traditional part of Junior College life, teach students about teamwork and are essentially compulsory for all students.
On a normal school day, there are less than 5 students absent in the Junior College. On the day of Inter-House swimming, there were nearly 50 missing. Whilst some were likely to be genuinely ill, I cannot confidently say all of them would be. For students (and parents) to fully understand the spirit of Junior College House competitions, it is my expectation that everyone is involved. They are organised with the intention of encouraging collegiality, teamwork, fostering a sense of fun whilst also providing an opportunity for students to excel. If students choose to either excuse themselves, or have parent condoned absences, then their actions not only result in a day off but affect the integral fabric of the Pinehurst House system.
As with all Junior College events, the support of parents was both plentiful and appreciated. I therefore say a big thank you to everyone who turned up to fulfil a number of roles that contributed to making this year’s Inter-House swimming a memorable event not only for the winning house, which was Totara, but for all the students who attended and swam their hearts out!

Steve Fiet
Assistant Headmaster of the Junior College 

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JC Inter-House Swimming

Last Friday, the students of the JC competed in the Inter-House swimming event at the Northern Arena. The Houses of Kauri, Matai, Rimu and Totara were represented by students who took part in over 100 swimming heats.
Swimmers of all abilities participated and everyone was proud of their efforts. Inter-House competitions are a traditional part of Junior College life, teach students about teamwork and are essentially compulsory for all students.
On a normal school day, there are less than 5 students absent in the Junior College. On the day of Inter-House swimming, there were nearly 50 missing. Whilst some were likely to be genuinely ill, I cannot confidently say all of them would be. For students (and parents) to fully understand the spirit of Junior College House competitions, it is my expectation that everyone is involved. They are organised with the intention of encouraging collegiality, teamwork, fostering a sense of fun whilst also providing an opportunity for students to excel. If students choose to either excuse themselves, or have parent condoned absences, then their actions not only result in a day off but affect the integral fabric of the Pinehurst House system.
As with all Junior College events, the support of parents was both plentiful and appreciated. I therefore say a big thank you to everyone who turned up to fulfil a number of roles that contributed to making this year’s Inter-House swimming a memorable event not only for the winning house, which was Totara, but for all the students who attended and swam their hearts out!

Steve Fiet
Assistant Headmaster of the Junior College 

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