School Cross Country 2023

By: Eilis Cassidy | Posted Friday May 5, 2023

There was a great amount of determination and grit on display by our resilient ākonga (students) as they made their way around the cross country track last week. The crowd, basking in the beautiful sunshine, encouraged and cheered as the young athletes lapped around the fabulous grounds of our kura (school).

The Y6 girls were out of the traps first and set a blistering pace for the rest to follow. It was great to witness so many pouring their heart and soul into the race and it was evident that they were proud of their efforts as they crossed the finish line. We commend all participants and celebrate those who achieved personal goals. Congratulations to the top 5 finishers in each race who will go on to represent Amesbury School at the next event. The race results can be viewed here.

Y4-6 girls and boys will travel to Grenada North Park on Tuesday 9th May (PP date 11th) to compete in the Northern Zone event against the other kura in our area.

Y1-3 will take part in the Junior Invitational held at Amesbury on 18th May (PP 23rd). We look forward to hosting the young athletes from 14 other schools on the day. If you would like to volunteer as a course marshal on this day please reach out (

Our best wishes to all the tamariki who will represent their whānau and our kura later this month - Kia kaha to you all!

A selection of photos from the cross country can be viewed here.

Amesbury will host a sausage sizzle fundraiser on the day of the Junior Invitational and require parent assistance. If you are available to help from roughly 9am-12 on Thursday 18th May please let Eilís know via email on

Please read the sausage sizzle article for further details on how to place orders for your child including those in Y1-3 who are racing on the day.

Kind regards,


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