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Boarding Sports House Weekend

Regulus // Issue 1 // May 2023

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Boarders' dressed up in their House colours, chanting during Boarders' House Weekend.There was enthusiastic participation from boarders, Year 13 House Leaders, and wider Year 13 kaiāwhina in the Boarding Sports House Weekend, which was a fun way for the boarding community to kick off the year and get to know its newest members.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2022, this was the first time many current boarders had experienced the event, which is entirely student-run and focuses on fostering House spirit.

Planned by the Heads of Boarding, Freddy Todhunter and George MacLeod, and their team of House Leaders, the weekend included a variety of events, such as the traditional Friday night ‘Pot Games’, Tabloid Sports, a ‘selfie scavenger hunt’, and an Amazing Race around campus. The weekend culminated in a multisport tournament where Houses competed for points towards the Dianne Needham Trophy, awarded to the best sports House at the end of the year. Boarders’ Chapel concluded the weekend, with College Chaplain, Rev. Paul Morrow, giving a sermon on the importance of community. The energy and enthusiasm of the student leaders have created a wonderful feeling in the Houses, and the boarding community is looking forward to a positive year ahead.

Get the inside scoop on the fun-filled, student-led Boarding Sports House Weekend, fostering House spirit and kickstarting the year.