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We are a class of year 7 and 8 students who attend a semi-rural school on the outskirts of Tauranga in NZ. We are excited to share our experiences and learning at Tauriko School. Check back regularly to see what we have been up to. We have a load of fun in our class and would love to share it with you!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Olympic Medals

Olympic Values Medals

This week we were proud to present three of our Tall Poppies with gold, silver and bronze medals. All of our students did us proud at Sports Camp, however we were on the lookout all week for the three students we thought best displayed the Olympic Values. These values are:

Joy of Effort: Young people who develop and practice physical, behavioural and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, movement, games and sport.

Fair Play: Fair play is a sports concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning fair play behaviour in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair play behaviour in the community and in life.

Respect for Others: When young people who live in a multicultural world learn to accept and respect diversity and practice personal peaceful behaviour, they promote peace and international understanding.

Pursuit of Excellence: A focus on excellence can help young people to make positive, healthy choices, and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do.

Balance Between Body, Mind and Character: Learning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind, and physical literacy and learning through movement contributes to the development of both moral and intellectual learning. This concept is the foundation for the revival of the Modern Olympic Games.

Mrs Logan, Mr Rikiriki, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Te Whaiti were unanimous in their choices for each of the medals. There are other students in the Tall Poppies who also meet these criteria at times, however these three students were the most consistent throughout the week at Sports Camp and in the lead up to it.

Congratulations to Jessica who received the GOLD, Arohaina the SILVER and Hannah the BRONZE.


  1. you people did really well

  2. Congratulations girls. Those medals are all very well deserved. Well done.

  3. You girls really did deserve those.