Medbury School won a host of awards at the New Zealand Schools Triathlon in Wanaka on the weekend of 16 February:
- Boys Intermediate Individual Champion - Olli Aitken
- Tag Team Mixed Intermediate Champions - Medbury/Cust (Henry Hiatt and Olli Aitken)
- Tag Team Males Intermediate Champions - Medbury (Jake Bennett, Jackson Grace, Jack Wyllie and Otis Wheeler with second place to Medbury (Nisal Pathirana, Jack Howard, Cohnor Walsh and Louis Fogarty)
- New Zealand Triathlon Males Point Champions - Medbury School (Ollie Young, Henry Hiatt, Olli Aitken, James Saunders, Louis Fogarty, Nisal Pathirana, Jake Bennett, Jack Howard, Jack Wyllie, Otis Wheeler, Jackson Grace and Cohnor Walsh).
Well done boys!
We have been making the most of the summer months at Medbury School to kick start our Outdoor Education programme. In the first three weeks of term we have had Year 8 Surf Days, Year 8 Sailing Days, and Year 5 Camp at Living Springs in Governors Bay. More photos to follow in the Autumn Edition of 'Play the Game' magazine.
Congratulations to the Medbury 1st XI Cricket Team who have won this year's ANZ National Primary School Cup tournament! Well done to Captain Jackson Garry, Head of Cricket Felix Huston, Coaches Mr Ogston and Mr Tait, and all the boys in the 1st XI!
Last Wednesday’s Grandparents’ Day was a very special Medbury event, with record numbers of grandparents and other special family members visiting classrooms, enjoying morning tea and marveling at the amazing singing, acting, dancing and musicianship of the boys during the special concert in The Medbury Centre.
We are very proud of our teams who travelled to the FPS National Finals in Auckland on the weekend. Our Year 8 team consisted of Nicholas Sharr, Oscar Compton-Moen, Harry Vaughan and Harrison Lehmann. Our Year 6 Team won their competition to become the National Champions. Congratulations to Paddy Newton, Liam Singer, Jackson Grace and Charlie de Costobadie - a tremendous achievement! Well done to all the boys on their hard work and thank you Mr Scott Johnson and Mr Amos Pilgrim for coaching the teams.
Thank you to all the parents and friends of Medbury who came and supported the boys during the Twilight Athletics yesterday. Fun was definitely the order of the day! Thank you also to Mr Gilbert, Mr Ogston and all the teachers for a superbly run event. More photos to follow in The Medburian Yearbook.
The official opening of The Medbury School Foundation Building was held on Monday, 21 October 2019. The welcome by Headmaster Ian Macpherson was followed with addresses by the Head Boy, Nicholas Sharr; the Chairman of the Medbury School Foundation, Mr George Forbes; and Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae of the University of Canterbury, Professor Cheryl de la Rey. Professor de la Rey then unveiled the plaque with the assistance of Year 1 student, Oliver Broadbent, and cut the ribbon. The new teaching block will ensure that Medbury’s facilities evolve with the requirements of a 21st century education.
Clyde House was the winner of the School House Music Cup at last night's 'Exploration' Music Extravaganza 2019. More photos, including House singing photos and photos of all the section winners of the Senior Music Competition, will follow in the Spring edition of 'Play the Game' magazine which will be released next week. Well done to all the boys on their excellent performances last night!
The Day boys managed to seal the annual Boarders v Day boys match on Friday 30 August with a convincing cross-kick right at the end. It was a thrilling game to watch! Well done to both teams for the excellent sportsmanship on display.
Congratulations to our Year 7 team (Jaewon Cha, Kennedy Xiao, Euan McVicar and James Floyd) who won the Cantamath Competition last night. An outstanding result with close to 100 schools competing. Gaining a solid third place was the Year 8 team (Nicholas Sharr, Jake Hayes, Oscar Compton-Moen and Harry Vaughan). Congratulations boys, this is an amazing achievement! Thank you to our specialist Mathematics teacher Mrs Jo Keleghan and all the staff involved who worked towards this spectacular result.
You are invited to the MPA Quiz Night - the Medbury Parents' Association's major event for 2019. Tickets are limited so please click here for more information and to secure your spot. If you are ordering less than 10 tickets, the MPA will match you up with others to make up a table of 10.
On Tuesday 6 August, Year 3 Teacher Mrs Clare Erasmus launched the fourth book in her 'Kia Kaha' series at The Medbury Centre. The message of the book is that people need to respect and value everyone and the places they come from.
At a Special Assembly and portrait unveiling this week, the School was able to acknowledge the significant contribution of former Headmaster, Mr Peter Kay and his wife, Mrs Helen Kay.
Congratulations to Kerri Fitzgerald and Lesley Bath who have each been selected as a recipient of a 2019 ISNZ Honours Award.
Congratulations to the following boys who received Scholarships to Christ’s College for 2020: Oscar Compton-Moen, Academic; Freddie Coates, Academic; Harry Vaughan, Choral Music; Nicholas Sharr, General Excellence; Felix Huston, Sport; Jackson Garry, Drama; and Alex Churchill; Executive Principal’s Scholarship. Well done boys!
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was a hit at today's matinee performance, with the boys looking forward to the evening performance tonight. A truly long list of individuals came together to make this production happen, and we thank each and every one for their contribution.
Yesterday we held our second International Exchange for 2019 with Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), who played Medbury in Basketball, Football and Rugby.
Thank you to our Medbury parents who have opened their homes and billeted players from TSS and Churchie. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and this social interaction between host boys and billets certainly adds to the Exchange experience.
Thank you to the Medbury community for showing your support for the Medbury Under 12 Basketball, Football and Rugby teams last week during the exchange with The Southport School (Queensland). We were proud to host the school and show our visitors first hand our wonderful Medbury community spirit. Our boys greatly enjoyed the games rich in skill, passion and sportsmanship, together with the comradery and friendships formed.
Thank you to the wider Medbury community for your support of last Friday’s whole school World Vision 40 Hour Famine Bush and Back Activity Day. We are hopeful of reaching our target of $20,000 and know the positive impact this will have on the children of South Sudan. Here is the link should you wish to donate:
The highly anticipated annual 'Breakfast with the Boys' on 24 May was once again a huge success. Thank you to our guest speaker John Quinn for his inspirational message and to the Medbury Parents' Association for another outstanding 'sell-out' event.
On 21 May students from Medbury School and Selwyn House School came together for a combined Music Workshop. This was followed by a Concert for parents from both schools in the evening. Well done to all of the students involved for their collaboration and performances.
Medbury was a hive of activity on Saturday 18 May as the School hosted the Club Rugby Day, which saw games played on The Medbury Green and Fendalton Park. Thank you to all the parents, staff and boys who helped out at the BBQ station throughout the morning. Your generosity of spirit, especially on a cold morning, was greatly appreciated.
It was beautiful crisp Autumn morning for the Medbury School Cross Country at Fendalton Park on 14 May. Boys from Year 1 through to Year 8 participated and there was a large crowd of friends and family to support them. Well done boys!
The Medbury Service of Remembrance was held on 5 May 2019 at The Medbury Centre.
"At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."
Throughout this week the boys have experienced a wide variety of The Arts including African drumming, dance roulette, Neil Shaskey drawing classes, sand sculptures, Shona Clarkson pottery classes, musical performances, theatresports, busking, pavement art, mask day, Brendan Dooley magic, parades, solo performances and concerts.
The Swimming Exhibition at the Medbury School Swimming Pool yesterday was an opportunity for our Years 1 and 2 boys to showcase their learning and swimming skills to parents, grandparents and friends who joined us at this fun-filled event.
Yesterday we held our Numeracy and Literacy Open Morning and Parent Information Session. Our aim was to showcase the progression of our Numeracy and Literacy programmes throughout the School.