Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Outward Bound Scholarships

Congratulations to Rebecca Bulmer & Daniel O'Connor as they were both awarded ILT scholarships for Outward Bound.

Golf News

Daniel O’Connor won the Chisholm Park U19 Junior Open, and was second in the Taieri Classic U19 Junior Open, during the school holidays. Both events are part of the Greg Turner Order of Merit run by Otago Golf and attracted a large field of golfers from Otago, Southland and Aorangi. Daniel won the Chisholm Park Tournament with a gross 72, which is a nett 67 off his 4.5 handicap after a sudden death playoff that went to a second hole. He was just one shot away from being the winner of the Taieri Classic

Year 10 Netball

In the first week of the holidays the 10A Netball team went on an overnight trip to Dunedin. They planned this trip as the Christchurch tournament was cancelled. They played Gore High 10A on the way up and won 31-25. The next day they played Otago Girls’ High School 10A and won 32-19. On the way home they stopped in Milton and played Tokomairiro Senior A Team and won by 1 goal with the score being 27-26. The team would like to thank Sarah Mollison (Coach), Michelle O’Neill (Manager) and Bridget Bekhuis (Parent Help).

Basketball Success

Congratulations to Tim O’Neill who was recently selected for the U14 New Zealand Koru Basketball Team. Tim will travel with the team to Australia in January.

Dave Kennedy School of Music Awards

On Sunday 7th August Daniel Ferguson along with 15 other Verdon College students participated in the annual Dave Kennedy School of Music Awards night & show. This was held at centre stage and involved all of Dave Kennedy's Guitar students who played at least four songs. Students were encouraged to perform a solo piece in front of a sold-out audience, Daniel selected a piece called ‘cryin’ by Joe Satriani to perform. Daniel was awarded the overall Musician of the Year Award and he received a $500 Laker House of Travel voucher, $100 Trevor Daley Music Works voucher and $100 Guitar Tuition and various Guitar accessories.