News

  • Sports Captain is a new leadership role here at school and one that was born out of Year 12 Leadership Camp at the end of last year. The key idea behind this role was to help create a further support network to administer sport at DHS and so raise participation and success of our teams and individuals. The Sports Captain's role is very different from being a Team Captain and carries a greater role of overseeing multiple teams and ...

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  • On Friday 24 March, the Ki O Rahi team piled into the school mini vans and headed to Catholic Cathedral College to play in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Ki O Rahi Tournament. With endless amounts of training, we made it to the tournament that we had all been anticipating. Through all the jokes about the moisturiser and avocado socks...

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  • On Wednesday 22 February, three DHS Showjumping teams competed in the Canterbury Interschools Championships. With 16 schools represented across Canterbury, over 30 teams and over 130 riders, it was a huge event, made even more impressive by the superb job of the organisers. The weather was perfect but the grounds were a little slippery, resulting in many combinations losing their footing...

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  • Sophie Townsend has just completed a trip of a lifetime, representing New Zealand in the final FEI Children’s International Show Jumping Competition in Guadalajara (Mexico). She has attained some outstanding results on the world equestrian stage. Day One consisted of the drawing of the horses for 32 riders from all over the world— Argentina, Brazil, Canada...

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  • The second lunchtime of the year saw Years 9-13 students signing up for their sports. This was the first time Darfield High School had an event like this and we can definitely call it a success! Students flooded the hall prepared to sign-up for the sports they want to play. Music was playing in the back ground and there was a positive vibe throughout the hall...

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  • Welcome to the brand new Darfield High School Sports page. The idea of a sports website was brought up at the annual Prefect leadership camp for the 2017 Prefects. We all agreed that creating a website would be a great way to advertise sporting success and opportunities at Darfield. Therefore, following the camp a group of four students, along with Mr Bell, set out to design a website ready to be launched at the beginning of 2017. While students were signing out of school...

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  • After weeks of preparation and anticipation, on Sunday 28 August, the Darfield HS under-15 Rugby team headed down to Dunedin for the annual South Island Secondary Schools Tournament week. With 24 keen players, the team was hoping to build on the good results it has had it at this tournament in recent years. After a long trip, the team arrived in Dunedin around 4 pm in time for a short training run at the Pirates Rugby Club, before matches started at Tairei Rugby Club in Mosgiel the next morning...

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  • Darfield High School Smallbore Shooters have been taking part in a four-round TSNZ Postal Championship. All of our shooters have worked hard in this competition and it turned out to be an exciting progression through the winter season. Scores are out of 100 with the number of inner bulls (eyes) denoted by the point figure. Round 1 saw some awesome shooting from George Brown (ungraded) with 94.01 and Jacob Spence (D) with 93.03 and Darfield...

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