Published on Friday, 6 April 2018, 2:01 p.m. Print Article

Kia ora tatou I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter break.  There was certainly plenty of entertainment options around Otago to participate in.  It was the first time in several years that Easter has fallen outside the Term One holiday, and has meant a disjointed end to an incredibly busy term.  Students have returned refreshed from their two long weekends and ready to put in a big effort for our last full week. On Wednesday, we travelled to Balclutha for our annual summer exchange against South Otago High School.  All sports were contested fiercely yet fairly, and it was pleasing to see Taieri College emerge as overall victors from the various sports played. As summer sports wrap up, winter sports are now in full swing.  There was a time when we had a distinct separation between traditional summer and winter sports.  Those days are well gone.  Winter sports have crept back well into Term One with most teams selected and ready to go well before the end of the term.  It is my personal opinion that it is far healthier for students to continue to play and experience a wide variety of sports and recreational activities.  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  There is also clear evidence that over specialisation in one sport at a young age can have detrimental effects on future prospects.  At Taieri we encourage all students to be part of a team.  Train hard, be competitive and most importantly have fun with your friends! Noho ora mai Dave Hunter PRINCIPAL

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