Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Amazing Race

Last Wednesday our 2 teams of 8 students headed to the Hamilton Gardens to compete in the Amazing Race.

We has fantastic teams who showed great communication, resilience, encouragement, problem-solving and team work.

They competed in a range of physical, mental and team-work challenges against 35 other teams. 
Ham East Kea came away with 250 points and 23rd place.
Ham East Tui came away with 297 points and 15th place. 
The top 3 teams scored 397, 356 & 340 points so we did really well.

8 legged race

Floating ladder

Sack Race Puzzle

Celebrity Match

Bobble head


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Haka Hiva Term 4

We are learning a new performance to share at the Food Festival in week 7. 
It takes lots of focus, practice and enjoyment when we learn a new performance.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dragons basketball season

With 1 game left of this season our all-girls basketball team have had lots of success, winning all games except for one. Well done to this Year 5/6 team and best of luck for your final game this week. 
A special mention to their support team of parents, managers and coaches, especially Jack, Alena and Di. We couldn't do this without you.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Interschool cross-country running

Rāhina te 7 o Mahuru 
Our HES cross-country team competed against the top runners in our cluster (8 schools). We all ran our hearts out in the 2 kilometre course at the Hamilton Gardens. It was a tough competition but all students showed great team spirit and sportsmanship. 

 Who can you spot in these photos?

What a beautiful day we had for this event. Nga mihi nui ki a matou whānau me o matou kaiako. A special thank you to Catherine, Miss Rasmussen, Hine, Rochelle, Miranda and Whaea Georgia.

A great selection of photos from the finish line, thank you Megan Pace.
Here are the results:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hockey at Hamilton East School

Hockey is a popular winter sport at Hamilton East School and every year we enter three teams in the Waikato Hockey Association Junior Division competition.

The Hamilton East Geckos are our youngest players - usually year 2/3 and year 4's who have never played before.

The Hamilton East Kiwis are our middle team, year 3, and 4 new players, and year 5's and 6's who have never played before.

The Hamilton East Tuataras are our senior team, year 5's and 6's who have played before.

Each team practices once in the week, either at lunch time or after school, and has a match at the Gallagher Hockey centre by the Lake.

Games are fun and about learning the skills, rules and how to play as a team. We are so lucky to have had wonderful parent volunteers coaching and reffing our teams.

At the end of the season the teams dress up in fancy dress for the finals and may have a team picnic or celebration. Have a look at our photos below of the 2018 and 2017 seasons.

The Tuataras 2018

Tuataras Fancy Dress Final against Southwell
Score:  Hamilton East 7 - 4 Southwell 

Picnic at the lake to celebrate the end of the season

Thanks Becks - our fantastic coach!

Thanks Janine - our awesome ref

Fancy dress team shot

Team Photos

2017 Hamilton East Geckos
Photo Credit: Megan Scott