Friday became the day of pink galore. Throughout the week, the classes of Sancta Maria College had been gearing up for this final day of the week. Each year level had spent these last few days coordinating their events and activities concerning bullying free. In particular, decorating classrooms with pink banners, pink balloons, pink confetti, pink pom poms – anything pink to show their support for a Bullying Free NZ. When Friday came, students and staff alike banded together to join the movement to stop bullying and spread aroha and kindness.

Read more: Bullying Free NZ week at SMC – a review

It was incredibly nerve-wracking for the participants, most of whom spent the ride to Macauley High School anxiously doing last minute prep. The Pompallier Shield is an annual competition for all Catholic secondary schools in Auckland, where the colleges compete in 5 categories: Maori scripture, Junior Scripture, Senior Scripture, Junior Speech and Senior oratory.

Read more: Pompallier Shield Challenge

Saturday marked another game day for Sancta Maria’s netball club. All College teams performed exceptionally well at Howick-Pakuranga Netball Courts (HPNC), with the sidelines buzzing, teams excited and ready for game day. All teams gave their best efforts showing some great results!

Read more: HPNC Netball Results Week 3