TGHS Board of Trustees Governance Manual
Wheels Day 2013
The second annual TGHS Wheels Day proved to be very popular with the wider school community and members of the public alike. The line up of vehicles on display was phenomenal and it was easy to see the passion that the car restorers and collectors bring to their hobby with so many early model vehicles turned out in all their pristine glory. We had everything from very early Model Ts to the latest Chevrolet sports sedan. We even had a Delorean of the type featured in the "Back to the Future" movie trilogy!
2013 Aitken & Waters Cup Day
It is that time again when all our students dress up in their house colours and noisily support their House Teams as they do battle for the Aitkens & Waters Cup. Pictured below are our hostel girls getting into the festive spirit too.
Angry Bird Harriet is anything but "Angry" on the evidence of this picture!
TGHS Speed-Skaters all Internationals
There are four girls this year in our school that do Inline Speed Skating. They are Dahna (Y11), Analiese (Y10), Cassidy(Y10) and Boudine (Y9).
Dahna and Analiese have been skating for almost 6 years. Boudine has been skating for 5 years and Cassidy started skating about 2 years ago. There are many more skaters from around South Canterbury plus skating exchange students from all over the world. The club (South Canterbury Roller Skating Club) has roughly 40 competitive skaters. Ever since the girls started skating, they have returned home from competitions with hauls of medals. Some more than others, but everyone has had their fair share of being on the podium.
Over the years the skaters have been invited to many awesome trips all over the world for skating competitions. There have been trips to China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea that many of the senior skaters have attended. All four skaters have participated in Oceania championships.
This year Analiese got chosen to represent New Zealand at the World Championships in Belgium in August. However, she decided not to go this year but to train hard for next year’s World Champs. The skaters have experienced and attended many racing meets around New Zealand, throughout Australasia and Asia.
In early August, Boudine (left) and Analiese (right) went on a trip to Suzhou, China. They went with a group of 10 other skaters to participate in the World Inline Cup Marathon. There were around 60 starters in the open womans race, but only about 40 finishers. Boudine was one of the finishers, but Analiese had to pull off. The weather was extremely different to what is has been over here. The top temperature while we were over there was 45 degrees celcius. The heat just drained all the energy out of you and all you could do was try and find a place with air conditioning. It was like trying to breath and race in a sauna.
The racing was definitely different to what it is in New Zealand but it was a great experience for both of the girls.
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