McIndoe House Term 1 Round-Up

By Elaine Kelly | Posted: Friday April 9, 2021

This term McIndoe house has started strong in the house competitions, winning the Athletics. We look forward to the upcoming cross country competition at the start of Term 1 and we are already practicing for the Haka competition in Week 8 of Term 2.

In house assembly today we finished off the term by again reflecting on our heroes. Sunia Uele inspired us with a lovely, heartfelt speech about his mother. You can read his words below.

There have been a number of heroes in McIndoe house this term. Some stepping up to give outstanding performances in sport, others showing great social conscience by fundraising for "Shave for a Cure". We are rightly proud of all of these boys and what they have contributed to the school and wider community of New Zealand.

McIndoe House Phoenix Awards Term 1

Athletics - Clay Dawson, Jacob Parkinson, Joe Parkinson, Liam Kerr, Owain Harris, Reuben Cook, Ronan Melville, Tamati Taylor, Will Ryan.

Cricket - Thomas Miller.

SISS Triathlon - James Gardner, Henry Kirk.

Maadi Cup - Reuben Cook, Henry Kirk.

Shave for a Cure - Kaia Sheehy-Wikio, AJ Thompson, Reuben Cook, Nick Wright, Hayden Drummond, Richard Wang, Jamie Hall, Zain Kanafani.

Sunia Uele's Speech

My hero may not be a wonder woman but she's always there when I need her. This hero is my beautiful mother. My mum is my teacher, my guide, my mentor, my role model. Ever since I was in nappies, she would teach me to become a good person, and to this day, she continues to fully support me in all the things I do.

Although she lives in Auckland due to her studies, she still makes it a priority to visit us once a month. This sacrifice she has made for me so that I can have a better future. This is more than I could ever ask for. I am very grateful to have her in my life and hope to make her proud one day.