September News

11 September 2018

Our 1st XI Boys hockey team played in a 5 team Tournament last Thursday and Friday held in Whakatane. The team had a good win against Whakatane High 1st XI Boys 2-1 and drew 1-1 with Papamoa College 1st XI on the Thursday. On Friday morning, our boys drew 0-0 with Whakatane 2nd XI boys which qualified our team for the final. A turn up of events saw Whakatane 2nd XI beat Whakatane 1st XI to also advance to the final. In the final, our boys had a convincing 5-1 win which saw them play their best hockey of the week. The team has improved so much from the start of the season. This win was a good way for the team to finish the season.
Our 1st XI Girls Hockey team played in Mary Clinton Cup Tournament in Napier during Winter Tournament Week. The team had good wins against Heretaunga, St Peters and Howick Colleges to advance to the semi finals. In the semi-final against Awatapu College, the teams were locked at 2-2 at full time which required a shoot out which our team lost in sudden death. The team went on to win against Freyberg High School in the 3/4 Playoff.  Our team played some outstanding hockey throughout the tournament which was pleasing to see.
Our Senior A Boys and Girls teams played in the AA Zone 2 Premier Secondary Schools Basketball Championships held in Rotorua. Our Senior A Boys team lost 2 games by one point which made them miss narrowly the top 8 playoffs. They finished 11th in the competition. Our Girls team improved their performances as the tournament progressed and placed 8th overall.
Our Premier Girls 1 Netball team played in the Upper North Island Secondary Schools Tournament which saw them play their best netball of the season. The team finished in 4th position from 32 teams in the B grade. This result qualifies the team for the A Grade in 2019.  Zahle Bannister impressed with her shooting from anywhere in the circle and Kendal Devlin and Levi Painter had many fine games in defence. 
Our Premier 2 team also competed in the tournament as an invitational team.  The team could not progress into the top 8 as an invitational team and played well to finish in 9th place.


Two of our students travelled up to Auckland to compete in the NZ Secondary Schools Gymsports Championships held at Tristar over the weekend.

Year 11 student Katie Mackay placed 3rd on beam, 2nd on floor and 3rd overall in Step 5 gymnastics.  She was also placed 3rd in the Junior Elite Division for Tumbling which was a huge achievement.

Year 9 student Tegan Sloan placed 2nd on beam, floor, vault and bars and 2nd overall in Step 6 gymnastics.  She also placed 7th in the A Grade Division for Tumbling.

5 September 2018

Our 1st XI Girls Hockey team played Otumoetai College Junior A team in the Division 1 Tauranga Hockey final last week. Mt College open the scoring with a goal scored by captain Emma Burns. The teams were evenly matched throughout the game and it was not until near full time that  Mt College scored a second goal by Vittoria Amailberto to win the game 2-0.
This was a very pleasing result for the team which is made up of many junior players. The future looks bright for Mt College Hockey.
Our Senior A Boys Basketball team came runner up to TBC in the Premier Division of the Tauranga Basketball Competition. The final was played at a fast pace with both teams scoring some exceptional baskets.
Our Junior A boys Basketball team turned the tables on TBC in the Premier Boys Final by winning this game 89-81. Salem Broughton scored 8 three point baskets which was a key component to the teams win. 
Our Junior A Girls team made the Senior Girls Premier final which was an amazing achievement. The team nearly pulled off the win of the century against TGC Senior A team when the game was locked up at 49 goals all with 3 seconds remaining. A foul was called against Mt which TGC converted to 2 points from the free throw line. The final score of 51-49 to TGC was a credit to both teams. 
Over the weekend, we had 5 students competing in the NISS Climbing Championships held at Rocktopia, Mount Maunganui.  
Four of the students placed top ten with Kalea Earles (Year 9) unfortunately having to leave the competition due to a shoulder injury.  Our other Year 9 student Will Fraser placed 10th overall in the Boys Year 9 and 10 Division.   In the Girls Year 11-13 Division, Year 12 student Sophia Osipova placed 7th and Year 11 students Charlee Bluck and Jorja Rangi placing 8th and 9th respectively.


Our Junior A Girls Basketball team finished 3rd in the Zone 2 Waikato BOP Basketball Championships which were completed on Tuesday. Our Junior A Boys team also competed at these Championships and placed 6th. This is the first time our Junior teams have participated in this competition.

Our Senior A Boys and Girl Basketball teams, our Premier 1 and 2 Netball teams, and our 1st XI Boys and Girl Hockey teams are all competing in various competitions this week as part of the  NZSS Winter Tournament week programme. Full results will be published next week.

August News

29 August 2018

Our Boys 1st XI team played in the division 2 Tauranga Hockey finals on Tuesday evening. This is the youngest team we have had in many years with 12 of the players being year 9 or 10 students. Levi Muller opened the scoring for Mt College with a well struck shot that flew high into the left hand corner of the goal. Tauranga boys came right back minutes later to draw the game 1-1 which it stayed to full time. With the game being a final a penalty shoot out was required to find a winner which Tauranga boys won 4-3. Both teams played with good sportsmanship which was pleasing to see. Our team now plays next week in a Tournament in Whakatane against Papamoa College and Whakatane High.


Mia Callingham and Isla Hunt won their respective divisions at the BOP Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboarding Championships that were held on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu.

Mia won the Senior Girls Ski division and Isla Hunt won the Junior Girls Ski division. The competitors completed two runs of a modified giant slalom course with the fastest run used to determine the winners. Other results from Mt College skiers were Brooke Ross 11th and Alice Kerse 13th in the Junior Girls Ski ; Boston McNamara 7th, Leo Gerrie 8th, Jai Wilson 16th and Joe Spiers 21st in the Junior Boys Ski ; Kya Knight 4th in the Senior Boys Snowboard ; and Taylor Jonathan 4th in Junior Boys Snowboard.


Our 1st XI Senior Girls Football team had an outstanding 4-3 win against Whakatane High School at Mt College last Saturday. Whakatane scored the first goal against the run of play. Mt equalised with a great individual goal by Aneesha Shallcross as she stole the ball from a defender on half way and ran 50m to score against the goalie. Whakatane scored a 2nd and 3rd goal but each time the Mt College girls came back to draw the scores. With the scores at 3 all , Caitlin Harris scored the winning goal with a good turn and shot that the keeper could not keep out of the net. Coach Brett Barr-Smith must be proud of the team as they have developed their skills well under his guidance throughout the season.

Our 2nd XI Boys Football team completed their season last Saturday with only their second loss of the season against Rotorua United U19s. Our team won the Baywide U19 Youth Division 2 first round Championships. Coach Jono York helped develop a very skilful group of players that played an attractive attacking game to watch.

Our 1st XI Boys team are having their best season in many years playing in the Premier Baywide U19 Youth League. The team has 2 more competitive games to end the season which could see them finish in the top 3 on the points table.

21 August 2018

Mt College had a record number of teams make finals this year with 12 of the 16 Netball teams making a final. In the semi final the previous weekend our Prem 1 defeated Tauranga Girls Prem 1 team by one point to make the final. In this game the team came back from 5 goals down in the last quarter to win by one goal. 
In the Finals over the weekend in the Prem 1 Division, our Prem 1 team lost by 2 goals to a very strong Trident Prem 1 team. In the Prem 2 Division Final, our Junior A Girls played against our Mt College Prem 2 team in a very close game with the Junior Girls coming out on top.  Other Senior results were:
Prem 4 Division - MMC Junior B - 2nd, MMC Prem 3 - 3rd
Prem 5 Division - MMC Reserve 1 - 1st
Reserve 1 Division - MMC Reserve 2 - 1st, MM Reserve 3 - 2nd
Reserve 3 Division - MMC Senior A - 1st
Year 9 Competition
Section 1 - MMC 9A - 1st, MMC 9B - 2nd
Section 2 - MMC 9 Red - 1st
Year 10 Competition
Section 4 - MMC 10B - 1st


Four students from Mount College competed in the Te Puke Gymsport Schools Festival on Friday.

The competition was divided into 3 disciplines - Artistic, Trampoline and Tumbling.

In the Artistic Division, Year 11 student Katie McKay placed 1st in Step 5 with Year 9 student Tayla Hopkins placing 2nd Equal. Year 9 student Tegan Sloan took out  1st in the Step 6 competition with Year 10 student Casey McManaway placing 2nd in the Step 7 competition.

Katie McKay also placed 2nd in the Open Juniors in the Tumbling Division with Tegan Sloan securing 3rd place in the Grade A competition.

Katie, Casey and Tegan will be travelling to Auckland next month to compete in the NZSS Gymsports Championships.

16 August 2018


The annual winter sports exchange with Lynfield College was held last week with our top sporting teams in Basketball, Football, Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Squash, Waterpolo and a senior Debating team travelling to Auckland. This exchange first happened in 1958 when both schools open in the same year and the idea of playing sport against each other was proposed.

Mt College won this years exchange by winning 7 of the games to 4 . Our 1st XI Boys Football team had an outstanding win 3-0 against a team we have not beaten in many years.
                                  MMC                                 Lynfield
Squash                        3                                           1
Basketball Boys        52                                         35
Basketball Girls         43                                         10
Football Boys              3                                           0
Foootball Girls             3                                           1
Waterpolo Mixed       11                                           6
Netball Prem 1          32                                         46
Netball Prem 2          29                                         36
Hockey Boys              2                                           5
Hockey Girls               2                                           0
Rugby                       16                                         23
Debating                 246                                       253
On Friday evening our Mt College Netball teams will be playing in 8 finals which is an amazing achievement in itself as we have never had so many of our teams make this many finals. The games start at 5.15 with the first final games starting at 6.15 with our teams Reserve 1, 2, 3, Senior B and Junior B playing and then at 7.15, Prem 1, 2,  and Junior A playing in their respective finals. Our top Netball team Prem 1 qualified for the final by beating Tauranga Girls in the semi finals last week. Our team went into the final quarter trailing by 5 goals but finished strongly to win by 1 goal.
Under the coaching of Max, Hunter and Blake the MMC boys 1 st XI have made a great improvement in this second round of play in division 2 of college grade hockey. They finished top of their pool winning their games 5 nil against BC 2nd XI, 5 nil against Katikati college 2nd XI and 2 nil against TBC white. This week they won their quarter final match against TBC Colts 3 nil. Thanks to the great skills of goalie Patrick Marshall they have maintained a clean sheet with no goals scored against them so far.

They are looking to build on their successful season with the semi-finals and finals coming up in the next couple of weeks. 
Tauranga Hockey Representative teams have been announced with the following girls being selected. U15 A Team, Sarah Burns, Devon Smith, Jess Carey. U15 Development Team, Anna Brock. U18 A Team Emma Burns.
Mt College 1st XI and 2nd XI Boys and 1st XI Girls teams are having their best season in terms of results in many years. The 2nd XI Boys team remain undefeated but did draw 3- 3 in the weekend against Bethlehem College. Our ist XI Boys team won 2-0 against RBHS 1st XI in a quality match and our Ist XI Girls won 4-3 against Bethlehem College 1st XI. In this game our team came from 2 goals down to score 4 very good goals to take the win.
William Henry and Shalom Broughton have been selected in the Steve Williams High School Invitational team to play this weekend in Palmerston North which may well be televised on TV on Sunday 5.30pm on Maori TV.

Outstanding performances from Mt Maunganui College’s Mia Callingham and Isla Hunt have highlighted the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu.

The pair have taken out the senior and junior girls ski titles respectively in brilliant sunlit conditions on the mountain.

Junior and senior students from ten Bay of Plenty secondary schools competed in skiing and snowboarding events at the Sport BOP organised championships, completing two runs of a modified giant slalom course.

Many of the top performers will be going on to compete at the upcoming North Island secondary schools champs at Whakapapa.

Mia, enjoying her second year on the podium after winning the junior girls’ category last year, took the senior girls title ahead of Hannah Howell of Taupo-Nui-a-Tia College, and John Paul College’s Frances James.

She says it was great to be back on the mountain.

“I love the awesome atmosphere of the Sport BOP ski champs and camaraderie among the athletes,” she says. “It was great to see some of the first timers and younger athletes having so much fun.”

Isla headed an all-Western Bay podium in the junior girls’ division, ahead of Aquinas College’s Charlotte Madams and Nikita Borrie of Tauranga Girls’ College.

"I love the encouraging atmosphere on the mountain and really enjoy the thrill of racing,” she said after receiving her gold.

6 August 2018


A huge congratulations to our two Junior A Basketball Teams who participated in the Baywide Champs on Friday, 3 August.

The Junior A Girls, coached by Rob Tuilave and Spencer Webster came away with the win which is not only the first time MMC girls have won but also the first time MMC has entered girls in this tournament.  They took the win from Rotorua Girls who have a long streak of winning this competition. Payton Takimoana was named tournament MVP after her performance in the tournament.

The Junior A Boys, coached by Joe Broughton, also performed to their normal high standard in the Premier Division, coming in a close second against TBC. 

The teams are playing with great skill and strength and will continue to prepare for the BBNZ Junior Premiership held at ASB Baypark from 1-4 September.  


Mount Maunganui College students Neve Simpson, Aneesha Shallcross and Willow McBride were members of the first ever Bay Of Plenty U14 Girls Futsal team. 

The team competed at the National Youth Futsal Championships in Palmerston North on the weekend of July 13 - 14 . The girls played hard and were placed 6th.


At the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships on July 21 and 22, Mt Maunganui College was represented by 6 talented Indoor Bowlers - Beth Simpson, Sarah Burke, Hannah Cross, Matthew Adlam, Kaden Adlington and Ben Davies.

In the Pairs Competition, Beth and Sarah made it through to the Championship round and fought hard to place 4th. In the Singles Competition both Beth and Matthew made it through to the Championship round with Matthew coming from behind to place 3rd.


Four Mt College students competed in the Nduro winter series race 2 last weekend at the Redwoods with the following results achieved in their respective classes. 

In the Medium Course (21km) Sprocket Female Division, Emma Lord placed 2nd and Hope Gibbard placed 7th. Kaia Door placed 3rd in the Long Course (35km) Sprocket Male Division and Lexus Jump placed 2nd in the Short Course (14.7km) Sprocket Female category.



Three Mt College swimmers broke BOP age group swimming records at last weekends Championship held at Baywave.  

Zyleika Pratt-Smith broke 4 records in the 14 age group - 50m and 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 200m IM. 

Lucy Bartlett broke two 13 age group records in the 400m and 800m freestyle and Molly Shivnan also broke the 400m Free and 200m Back swimming records in the 15 age group, 


At the Battle in the Bay Cheerleading Championships, Anna McKernon won four competitions - Level 5 Solo, Level 4 Stunt groups, Level 4 Team with Bay Twisters Lightining and Level 5 Team with All Star Legendz.

July News

31 JULY 2018


Three more Mount Maunganui College students have been selected in New Zealand Waterpolo teams.

Bae Fountain and Reuben Ronalds of Mount Maunganui College have been selected to represent New Zealand at the FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Championships in Szombathly, Hungary this August.  

 The team left Auckland on the 23rd of  July and headed to Montenegro for pre competition training where they will train with and play against other national teams and local clubs before heading to Szombathely. This will be an incredible experience for them both as Water Polo is Hungary’s national sport.  They are up against some pretty heavy competition and will face Uzebekistan, Italy, USA and Croatia in their pool play.

Fountain, a member also of the New Zealand Men’s Water Polo team will be competing for his second time at the Fina World Men’s Youth Water Polo Championship in his role as goalkeeper. He brings with him not only experience but also an appreciation and respect for the world class teams and players he and the team of 15 will face.  This will be Ronald’s first time abroad competing in the Youth Men’s team, however he has also represented New Zealand within the born 2000 age group team.

The competition starts on the 11th of August and runs through until the 18th.

Ella Pollock has been selected in the NZ Youth Woman's Team which will compete in Belgrade this month. She will be competing at the FINA World Championships.


Ben Blackwell has return from Iran, Tabriz where he played in the 12th Annual Asian Volleyball Championships where 18 countries competed. The NZ U18 Youth team played 5 games during the tournament. Ben really enjoyed experiencing the different culture of Iran which he felt was a really safe place to visit. He was also taken back about how hot and dry the climate was.


Congratulations to Molly Shivnan who was awarded the Sports Person of the Year U16 Female at last weeks Eastern Region Surf Life Saving Awards. Her performances in the 2017 / 18 season have been outstanding.


A number of MMC students recently competed at the Taranaki Winter Swimming Championships.

The students were entered in age group and open category divisions with the competition starting on Friday and concluding on Sunday afternoon. The team of swimmers did exceptionally well with many standout performances and with all placing in the Top 8.  
Molly Shivnan - 1st 100IM, 200 Back, 200IM, 400IM, 2nd 200 Free, 3rd 400 Free 800 Free
 Zyleika Pratt-Smith - 1st 100IM, 200IM, 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free
 Lucy Bartlett - 1st 800 Free, 100 Fly, 2nd 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 4th 400 Free
 Manning Baxter - 3rd 50 Back, 5th 200IM, 6th 100IM, 7th 200 Free
 Tanner Baxter - 7th 50 Fly
 Taika Davis - 1st 200 Breast 100 Fly, 100 Breast, 2nd 50 Fly, 5th 200IM
 Xavier Morrison - 1st 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 4th 50 Back, 200IM, 5th 100 Fly, 6th 50 Fly, 7th 50 Free, 100IM
 Kasha Stokes - 2nd 50 Free, 100 Free, 3rd 50 Back, 5th 100 Back, 200 Back
 Connor Swanberg - 2nd 1500 Free, 3rd 400IM, 5th 200IM, 6th 200 Free, 7th 400 Free
Our Ist XI Boys football team defeated Bethlehem College 3-1. Bethlehem scored a great header in the first minute of the game which woke the Mt College players up to score 3 good team goals. It was a fine performance by our boys as Bethlehem were 2nd on the points table. This game completed the round with our team finishing in 3rd equal position in the Premier Bay Wide U19 Youth League.

June News

26 JUNE 2018


This past weekend Mount Maunganui College entered a Senior Girls Underwater Hockey team in the Northern Zone Secondary Schools competition held at Baywave.  Being the first time for MMC, 7 of the 8 Year 13 girls had never played the sport before.  Following just 15 weeks of training the team performed admirably in the competition, scoring a few goals and earning many accolades from other players, coaches, referees and underwater hockey officials.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves through out the event and perhaps this could see the beginning of a future for the sport in this school.


Last week our 1st XI Girls Hockey team had a very entertaining game against Otumoetai College. Otumoetai scored in the first 60 seconds of the match and then scored again 15 minutes later to take the score to 2 nil at half time. Up steps Mt College captain Emma Burns to give her team a great team talk. The team turned the tables on Otumoetai College in the second half with Breyden Smith scoring for Mt College and then Anna Brock to level the scores 2 all with the game finishing a draw.


.At the BOP Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships Mt Maunganui College had a team of 6 talented Indoor bowlers who performed really well at this event. Sarah Burke won the Division 1 singles girls competition with Beth Simpson placing 3rd. In the boys division 1 competition Matthew Adlam came 2nd and Kaden Adlington and Ben Davies teamed up in the pairs competition to come 4th. The team now looks forward to the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls championships to be played on the 21st and 22nd of July.

19 JUNE 2018


At the NZSS Cross Country Championships in Taupo last weekend Mt Maunganui College's Y9 Team of Lucy Bartlett, Olive Abraham and Ava Neilson came 7th. In a field of over 100 year 9 girl runners Lucy Bartlett had an outstanding race to finish in 9th place and Olive Abraham also ran well for 17th. Lucia Cook running in the Junior Girls race also performed well to finish in 34th position. Lucy Bartlett and Lucia Cook were selected for the WaikatoBOP relay team that competed the next day in a cross country relay. Lucy's Y9 team placed 2nd and Lucia's Junior Girls team placed 3rd.

Our Girls 1st XI team had a good win against Aquinas 1st XI with Caitlyn Harris scoring a hat trick of goals. The team  is improving its performances every week which is pleasing to see. Our 2nd XI Boys team are undefeated this year and last weekend they had a narrow 1 nil win against Otumoetai College green team with Morgan Clarke scoring the winning goal for Mt College. Our Premier Boys team lost to Rotorua Boys 1-2 with some of the Rotorua Boys players thinking it was a rugby game as two of their players received red cards.
Our Premier Girls Netball team had a convincing win by 9 goals against Tauranga Girls. The team is looking forward to playing in the UNISS Netball Tournament which this year will be held in Tauranga.
The Girls 1st XI team finished 4th equal after the first round of the local competition with the team being invited to compete in the div 2 Midlands round for the end of the season. While the team had to decline this offer the team is going to focus on the end of season secondary schools tournament which this team has played in for many years.
The Junior A Boys have started of their season strong, winning all their games with only one loss to Tauranga Boys Junior A team. To their credit they came back with a win the next time they played them. The team also took a road-trip to St Kentigern's College in Auckland earlier in the season, to play their Junior A Boys team, where they came away with a good win.

12 JUNE 2018


Our U15 Boys Rugby team played a great match against Tauranga Boys Blue U15 team. Mt College lead 17 to 15 at half time, then TBC scored some fine tries to take a 7 point lead with 5 minutes to go.Then Dylan Pourau scored the try of the game when he ran 80 metres from his own 22m line to score. The final score was 31-29 to TBC with both teams looking forward to playing each other again later in the season. Manaia Samuel-Proctor also had an outstanding game scoring two tries.

Our Ist XV Boys had a good win against Bethlehem College 29-15 in the opening round of the competition.  There were stand out performances from everyone who wore the Mount College jersey on Saturday but notable mentions go to Preston Burgess, Jaxin Daniels and the captain, Cashmere Tawa. With plenty still to work on, we hope to keep improving each week and having fun while doing so.
The WaikatoBOP Cross Country Championships were held last week in Taupo with Mt College runners achieving its best results in many years. Lucy Bartlett won the Year 9 race from 65 other runners and with Olive Abrahams, 7th, Ava Neilson, 19th and Tegan Sloan, 22nd placings making Mt College the overall winning Year 9 girls team. Other outstanding performances were achieved by Lucia Cook placing 5th in the Junior girls race, Sam Proctor placing 14th in the Year 9 boys race, Fiona Stanelum, 25th and Ella Barratt, 23rd all running well. This weekend is the NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships which are also going to be held in Taupo and we have a small team competing in this.
Our Senior A Boys Eagles team played Otumoetai Senior Boys team in a buzzer beating thriller. With 4 seconds on the clock Mt College were 2 points down but called a time out. On the restart with with one second left, Ben Blackwell threw a 3 point shot into the air....then all watched as the ball found nothing but net..... and Mt College had won by one point.

5 JUNE 2018


The New Zealand Secondary Schools Multisports Championships were held in Rotorua last Sunday 5th June on Lake Tikitapu ( Blue Lake ). Mt College u16 team won the teams event with Holly Sheaf kayaking 4.5 km, then Sarah Burns mountain biking 21 km through Whakarewarewa Forest and then Lucia Cook running 5.5 km trail run loop around Blue Lake. Congratulations to these 3 students for winning the NZSS Multisport team title.
Last Friday our MMC Premier team played against the Te Puke Premier 1 team. Our team played well and came away with a significant win. The season has started off really well with the team gaining in confidence having won all their games except one. In our game against Te Puke Armanii Martelli ( GD, C ) had an outstanding game. She was instrumental in getting several deflects and intercepts. Zahle Bannister also had a fine game at Goal Shoot.
Last weekend we had a group of year 13 MMC students travel to Rotorua for the North Island Club Championships for Underwater Hockey. 
The Tsunamis team placed 3rd in their division, receiving a Bronze medal. The Mount College students in this team were Shelby Kay, Keriana Rutherford, Lola Ferber, Grace Muir and Jessica Clark. 
The Turbos smashed it out in the semi-finals and finals to place 1st in their division, receiving a Gold medal for Tauranga. This team originally went from being 4th to 1st, by beating the team who was on the top of the pool on Sunday night. Also having an extremely hard game on Monday Morning to win in the last 10 seconds of the game. The Mount College student in this team was Katelyn Johnston.  
Lots of hard work from both teams in representing both Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club and Mount Maunganui College.
Our Senior Boys A Eagles team played Tauranga Boys College Senior A in a most exciting 61 all draw last week. It is pleasing to see the team improve from week to week.

May News

30 MAY 2018


MMC Basketball has tipped off on a very positive note with a record 16 teams taking the court at the ASB and QEYC Stadiums on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
We have seen our senior A and B boys and junior A and B boys compete in the Trident Invitational tournament. The junior 
​A boy's came away with the win and this was a great boost to start their​ season.
Saturday 26 May saw our bingo fundraiser for basketball. We were very lucky to have amazing sponsors and have been able to generate $9,000 for our basketball program and we thank them all very much for their support​. This funding​ will lead to the purchase of backboards,rims and money towards ​a scoreboard for our school gym so that we are able to host more games at our school.
 Our 1st XI Boys team have started the season with 3 wins and one loss which places them 2nd on the table in the Premier U19 Baywide competition. Last weekend they played Katikati u19 Premiers and had their best win of the season 3-0. Our 1st XI Girls team travelled to Whakatane to play Trident College. While the team lost the match they came away from this game knowing they need to work more on their fitness. Our 2nd XI Boys team continued on with their winning season with another strong performance defeating Bethlehem College Phoenix team.
Our Girls team are undefeated so far this season. On Monday the team defeated Rotorua Lakes 25 to 15 and then won 12-7 against a very strong and determined Te Puke High team. Try scores on the day for Mt College were Maia Bennett, Patton Takimoana, Summer Short- Wright and Pania Wiki. 
Our u14 and u15 boys teams played at Mt College and both teams had close and exciting games. The teams are improving every week and and are playing some good Rugby.
At the Bay Board Riders Awards evening several Mt College surfers were recognised for their achievements and placings in the events throughout the season. Results were. Under 14 Boys   Harper Mc Bride 2nd, Dakota Davy 4th, Lennox Mc Bride 5th, Connor Van Depol 6th. Under 17 Boys. Mitchel Davy 2nd, Jacob Saunders 5th. Junior Girls  Anna Brock 1st.


BOP Secondary Schools Individual Squash Championships Div 2 & 3

Boys Division 2 - 3rd: Jesse Hopkins - Mount College

Girls Division 3 - 3rd: Anahera Palmer - Mount College


Congratulations to the following students who have been named in NZ representative teams:

North Island Youth Womens - Ella Raymond, Kendal Devlin, Maia Horlock and Caitlyn Davis

Congratulations to the following students who have made the BOP IPC Teams:

U20 Mens A - Bae Fountain, Ben Blackwell

U17 Mens A - Tommy Smith, Ocean Kohere

U17 Womens Development - Caitlin Davis, Kendal Devlin, Anna Smith


Congratulations to Molly Shivnan who has been named in the NZ team to compete at the Australian State Team Championships in Canberra in October

Zyleika Pratt-Smith competed wth her club, Tauranga Synchro in the North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships held in Wellington.  Zyleika had an outstanding competitin achieving 1st placings in 13-15 Figures, Solo, Duet, Senior Free Team and Open Free Combo.  She also received a 2nd placing in the 13-15 Team event.


School Cross Country Championships

Junior Boys                                      Junior Girls

1st - Sam Proctor                              Lucy Bartlett

2nd - Jed Davis                                 Olive Abrahams

Manning Baxter                                Kasha Stokes

Intermediate Boys                          Intermediate Girls

1st - Salem Broughton                     Lucia Cook

2nd - Jahnu Rosemeyer                   Ella Barratt

3rd - Matt Larsen                             Annalise Skipper

Senior Boys                                    Senior Girls

1st - Sam Sheaff                             Levi Painter

2nd - Oscar Bark-Riki                     Emma Burns

3rd - Fynn Millar                             Grace Elisara

BOPSS Cross Country Championships

A number of MMC runners competed at the BOPSS Cross Country held at Waipuna Park.  In the Year 9 Division, Lucy Bartlett placed 2nd, Olive Abrahams 5th and Ava Neilson 12th securing the 3 man Team win.  They also won the 6 man Team title with the further placings of Teagan Sloan (15th), Kasha Stokes (23rd) and Olivia Marlowe (37th).

Year 9 Sam Proctor placed 4th in the Year 9 Boys Division with fellow runners Thomas Crockford (15th), Jed Davis (17th), Caleb Andrews (25th) Xavier Crawford (27th).

Lucia Cook placed 3rd in the U16 Girls Division and with placings from Ella Barratt (5th) and Fiona Stanelun (10th), the girls took out the 3 man Team event.

Salem Broughton placed 12th, Sonny Eades (22nd) and Jack Kelly (23rd) in the U16 Boys Division and Sam Sheaff placed 11th in the Senior Boys Division.  


Kahlia Cullwick will be representing NZ at the World Youth Olympics in October.  Kahlia and fellow student Holly Sheaff have also been named in the NZ Canoe Slalom Development Squad.


Isabellah McGregor competed at the 19th Oceania Karate Championships recently.  She place 3rd in the Cadet 14-15 year 47kg Female Cadet Kumite Division.


Congratulations to Emma Burns on her selection in the Tauranga U18 Girls Team.


Casey Ward - 2nd Junior Boys NZ Wakeboarding Championships, 2nd Open Category North Islands Wakeboarding Championships


Premier Boys = 13th

Premier Girls - 5th

Senior B Girls - 12th


Molly Shivnan - Gold 4x200 Free zonal relay, Silver 400IM Free, Silver 400 Free, Bronze 200 Free, Bronze 800 Free

Zyleika Pratt Smith - Gold, Silver, Silver, Silver, Bronze, Bronze


Mitch Cowdrey - NZ Junior Black Fins Team competing at the World Championships in November.

April News


NZ Youth Mens Team (Tabriz, Iran ) - Ben Blackwell 

NZ Youth Womens Team (Nakhon Pathom, Thailand) -  Maia Horlock (non-travelling reserve)


Jessi Gould competed at the NZ Windsurf Nationals held in Tauranga and won Gold in Green Fleet Girls and Silver in Green Fleet Overall.

BOPSS Swimming Championships

Molly Shivnan - Overall Intermediate Girls Winner

Zyleika Pratt-Smith - Overall Junior Girls Winner

Lucy Bartlett (Junior Girls) -  1st Open 200m Free, 2nd 100m Free, 3rd 50m Fly

Kasha Stokes (Junior Girls) - 2nd 50m Free

Brooke Ross (Junior Girls) - 3rd 50m Breaststroke

Kiana O'Fee, Brooke Ross, Tegan Sloan, Kasha Stokes - 1st 200m Free Relay

Molly Shivnan, Zyleika Pratt-Smith, Lucy Bartlett, Kasha Stokes - 1st 200m Medley Relay

Bailey Deed also swam well breaking a few of his personal best times.

North Island Secondary School Championships

Sam Proctor - 5th Junior Boy 800m

Lucy Bartlett - 3rd Junior Girls 3000m, 5th Junior Girls 1500m

Charlotte Drabble - 4th Intermediate GIrls 100m, 4th Intermediate Girls 200m

Summer Tournament Result

National School MTB Championships (Crankworx)
U16  National Female Champion - Emma Lord
U17 Female Silver Medal - Mia Callingham
U17 MalBronze Medal - Kaia Dorr
U20 Mixed Category Relay - Gold (Emma Lord, Mia Callingham, Kaia Dorr)
NZSS Volleyball Championships
Senior A Boys - Division 1 13th Place
Senior A Girls - Division 2 8th Place
Senior B Girls - Division 4 7th Place
Maadi Cup
U18 Coxless Pairs (P Burling, A Ennis) - B Final 3rd Place
U18 Coxed 4 (P Burling, A Ennis, E McKenzie, A Smith, A McCulloch (Cox) - B Final 3rd Place
NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships
NZ Waka Ama Championships
Results to come......
NZSS Canoe Slam
U14 K1 Gold - Holly Sheaff
U14 Freestyle Silver - Holly Sheaff
U16 K1 Gold - Kahlia Cullwick
U16 C1 Gold - Kahlia Cullwick
Overall U16 Girls Canoe Slalom Secondary Schools Champion - Kahlia Cullwick
U16 C2 Silver - Kahlia Cullwick/Holly Sheaff
U14 C2 Mixed Silver - Holly Sheaff
U16 C2 Mixed Silver - Kahlia Cullwick
NZ National Championships
U16 K1 Bronze - Kahlia Cullwick
U18 C1 Silver - Kahlia Cullwick
U14 K1 Gold - Holly Sheaff
Open C2 Mixed Gold - Holly Sheaff

March News

BOPSS Futsal

We had 6 teams entered into the local futsal tournament.  One of our Senior Boys teams took out the Division 2 title and our Year 9 girls team - MMC Katipo placed 3rd in the Junior Girls Division 1 competition.  

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NISS Rowing

Our team of rowers recently competed at the Head of the Harbour and NISS Rowing Championships in preparation for Maadi Cup which is being held in Twizel this year.  The team travels down to the South Island on 16 March to settle in before the racing starts.

BOPSS Senior Volleyball

We had 4 teams competing in the local BOPSS Senior Volleyball Championships.  The outcome of the 3 week long tournament gives the teams their seedings for the NZSS Volleyball Championship held in Palmerston North 19-23 March.  As there are only 8 BOP spots in the TOP 32 Division for Girls and 9 BOP spots in the Boys Division, there were long and hard fought games to secure these spots.  It also meant that for our Senior B Girls team to stay in the next 32 (DiV 3&4) they had to seed 15th or lower.

Our Senior A Boys team seeded 7th out of the 17 boys teams entered.  Our Senior A Girls placed 5th with the Senior B Girls finishing 15th and our Senior C team placing 21st out of 29 girls teams.

BOPSS Athletics

Due to the Tauranga Domain track still not finished, the BOPSS Athletics was cancelled.  All interested athletes will be entered in the Waikato/BOP Athletics which is being held on Saturday 24 March.  Fingers crossed the track will be finished.

School Swimming

A fine day was welcomed for the school swimming sports.  Records and Swimming Champions will be announced shortly.  Swimmers will be travelling to Taupo to compete in the BOPSS Swimming Championships in April.

Summer Tournament Week - 19-23 March

Good luck to our following codes who are heading away to compete in the various national competitions this week:

NZSS Volleyball Championships - Palmerston North           

Senior A Boys, Senior A Girls and Senior B Girls

Maadi Cup - Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel 

Ashlee Ennis, Arianne Smith, Phoebe Burling, Kendall Tozer, Ana McCulloch, Elise McKenzie, Lara Menefy                                

Waka Ama - Rotorua                    

Iritana Butler, Armanii Martelli-Ririnui, Bella Akroyd, Deijah Stockman, Shayla Taite, Tia Lassey

National School MTB Championships (Crankworx) - Rotorua

Emma Lord, Mia Callingham, Hope Gibbard, Lexus Jump, Kaia Dorr, Jacob Earles

NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships - Auckland

Premier Boys, Premier Girls A and B

Thank you to all the teams coaches and managers who are staff, parents and ex-students

February News

NZSS Beach Volleyball

We had 4 teams compete in the NZSS Beach Volleyball Championship with Bae Fountain and partner Ben Blackwell placing in Top 6 Division 1.  In the Girls competition, Maia Horlock and Daya Rosemeyer finished in the Top 12 of Division 1, Kendal Devlin and Anna Smith winning Bronze Div 2 and Kasey Beckett and Emma James placing 4th.

MTB National Championships

Emma Lord competed at the Mountain Biking National Championships held in Wanaka where she came third in the U17 girls race. Emma at only 14 years of age showed she is a very talented rider who has won national and provincial races.

Surf Lifesaving
Four of our Mt College Surf Life Saving students competed for the BOP in the representative challenge held at the main beach Mt Maunganui. Ella Pollock, Molly Shivnan and New Zealand Youth representatives Sophie Sandford and Mitch Cowdrey performed outstandingly for their team. Sophie Sandford has been having a golden summer in the beach sprints as she has been winning all of her races.

School Athletics

Due to the Tauranga Domain track still being unfinished, MMC held their School Athletics at Wharepai Domain.  With a smaller venue and 300m grass track, there was a more of a carnival atmosphere amongst the students.  Congratulations to those who broke records in the field events.  Taiana Day broke the Junior Girls discus record with a throw of 26.74m. This was an incredibly close competition with Aleena Hosking coming second with a throw of 26.72m, also breaking the old school record. 

BOPSS Triathlon

Congratulations to Lucy Bartlett for winning the U13 Female Division and special mention to Sarah Burns who competed in her first triathlon.  Sarah placed 4th in the U16 Female Division.

BOPSS Tennis Championships - Senior

We had 7 students participating in the tournament - Toscana Bernie, Clay Morton, Paulina Graw, Lennart Schneider, Mastasja Spitkowsi and Giulia Eberhardt.

The Division 1 Girls Final was between Toscana Bernie and Kalais Going from Tauranga Girls College.  The girls displayed a wide range of skill and tenacity with Kalais taking the win.

Two of our international students played well and placed in the Girls Singles Division 2 with Nastasja Spitkowski placing 1st and Giulia Eberhardt placing 3rd.

Tennis Team

Nissenko Visit

On Monday 26th February, MMC hosted a visit by students from the Hitachi Technical High School.  The boys aged 16 and 17 years old spent the day participaing in a cultural exchange with some of our MMC students.  The students were involved in learning the school haka as well as interactive games of Volleyball, Football and Touch Rugby.


Check out the dates below to see when important events will be held





NZSS Beach Volleyball

3rd – 4th February


Student ID Photos

7th February


SLS Junior Eastern Regionals

10th – 11th February


Sports Co-Ordinators Meeting - Tauranga

13th February


School Athletics

15th February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 1

16th February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 2

17th February


Student ID Photo Catchup Day

22nd February


BOPSS Tennis - Papamoa

23rd February


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 3 and 4

24th – 25th February


Nissenko Visit

26th  February


Oceans 18 - Orewa

1st  March – 4th March


BOPSS Futsal - Tauranga

2nd March


NISS Rowing

2nd March – 4th March


BOPSS Volleyball – Seniors Day 5 and Finals

3rd – 4th March


GET 2 GO Challenge – Senior - BOP

6th March


BOPSS Athletics

6th March


School Swimming

9th March


BOPSS Touch Seniors

11th March


NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships - Gisborne

15th – 18th March


Summer Tournament Week

19th – 25th March


Rowing – Maadi Cup - Twizel

19th – 24th March


NZSS Waka Ama – Rotorua

20th  – 23rd March


National School Mountain Bike Championships - Rotorua

19th – 21st March


NZSS Volleyball Championships – Palmerston North

18th – 23rd March


NISS Senior Waterpolo Championships - Auckland

21st – 25th March


NISS U15/U19 7’s Rugby – Blake Park

22nd – 23rd March


NZSS 3x3 Basketball - Tauranga

21st – 24th  March


WBOP Athletics

24th March


NZSS Whitewater Kayaking - Hawea

24th – 28th March


BOPSS Golf – Lake View Rotorua

26th March


School Reunion

30th March – 1st April


BOPSS Multisport - Whakatane

2nd April


BOPSS Lawn Bowls – singles/pairs

5th  April


BOPSS Swimming - Taupo

6th April


NISS Athletics

6th April – 8th April


NISS Moto Cross

7th April


BOPSS Duathlon - Whakatane

10th April


BOPSS Round Mount Relay

12th April


NZSS Waterpolo Div 2 - Rotorua

14th – 21st April


NZSS Waterpolo Prem Boys & Girls - Wellington

19th April – 22nd April





Sports Co-Ordinator Meeting – Full region

8th May


NISS Swimming – Palmerston North

12th May


BOPSS Squash – Div 1 - Tauranga

16th May


BOPSS Badminton - Team

18th May


NZ Horse Trials - Taupo

19th May


BOPSS Cross Country - Waipuna

22nd May


BOPSS Golf - Kawerau

22nd May


BOP Squash Div 2 & 3

23rd May


BOPSS Badminton Junior - Tauranga

28th May


BOPSS Rockclimbing Seniors - Rocktopia

31st May


NZSS Multisport - Rotorua

3rd June


WAIBOPSS Cross Country - Taupo

6th June


BOPSS Badminton S Team Div 1

8th June


BOPSS Squash Team Div 1

12th June


BOPSS Gymnastics - Rotorua

15th June


BOPSS Badminton - Team

15th June


NZSS Cross Country - Taupo

16th – 17th June


BOPSS Squash Div 2 & 3

19th June


Sports Teams Photos

19th June


Sports Teams Photos Catchup day

20th June


BOPSS Indoor Bowls – Mount Maunganui

22nd June


NZSS Hillary Challenge

24th June


BOPSS Badminton Senior

25th June


NISS Indoor Bowls – Mount Maunganui

21st – 22nd July





Sports Co-ordinator Meeting - Tauranga

24th July


BOPSS Table Tennis QEYC

31st July


Get 2 Go Challenge Junior - Rotorua

2nd August


BOPSS Basketball Juniors - Tauranga

3rd August


BOPSS Skiing

6th August


Eagles Golf – Te Puke

6th August


Lynfield Sports Exchange

9th August


BOPSS Badminton Finals - Junior

10th August


BOPSS Sking (Rain Delay day)

13th August


BOPSS Table Tennis Snr/Jnr Team

14th August


BOPSS Badminton Finals - Tauranga

16th August


BOPSS Basketball Senior

17th August


NZSS Indoor Bowls

26th – 27th August


Winter Tournament Week

3rd – 9th September


NZSS Junior Hillsdene Football - Tauranga

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Trident Football – Palmerston North

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Girls Maurice Hulme Football - Rotorua

3rd – 7th September


UNISS Netball - Tauranga

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Hockey

3rd – 7th September


NZSS Basketball Schick Premiership

5th – 7th September


NZSS Basketball Junior Prem Zone 2 - Tauranga

1st – 4th September


NZSS Gym Sports – Rhythmic, Artistic, Aerobics

8th – 9th September



10th – 14th September


NZSS Swimming - Hamilton

14th – 16th September


NISS Skiing Championships

17th 19th September


NISS Snowboarding

24th – 26th September


NISS Mountain Biking

6th – 7th October


NZ National Scholastic Surfing Championships - TBC

8th – 12th October





Sports Co-Ordinators Meeting - Tauranga

16th October


Sports Awards Evening

17th October


BOPSS Junior Volleyball – Day 1 & 2 Tauranga

26th – 27th October


BOPSS Sevens - Juniors

2nd  November


BOPSS Sevens - Seniors

3rd November


BOPSS Junior Volleyball  - Day 3 & 4 Tauranga

3rd – 4th November


BOPSS Tennis Juniors - Papamoa

9th November


BOPSS Junior Volleyball – Day 5 and Finals

10th – 11th November


BOPSS Beach Volleyball

14th November


NISS Waterpolo Juniors - Auckland

22nd – 25th November


NISS Junior Volleyball Championships - Auckland

27th – 30th November


NZSS Athletics - Dunedin

30th  - 2nd December


NISS Junior Beach Volleyball Championships

1st December


NZSS Touch

7th – 9th December













Congratulations to our 3 teams (1 x All Girls, 2 x Mixed) that participated in the Get2Go Challenge held on Thursday 3 August in Rotorua.  A great day was held by students, parents and staff.  The teams competed in challenges involving Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rockclimbing.  They also had to strategize and come up with a plan how best to score maximum points for each event.

Our All girls team finished first in their division, a clear 58 points ahead of second placegetters Te Puke.  Our Mixed teams (4 female,4 male) placed 4th and 8th in the Mixed Premier Division.  

A great result considering the teams were up against schools who have been involved with this challenge over a number of years.




Best of luck to MMC student Veerle Ten Have who is heading overseas to train with the Dutch RS:X Youth team before she is off to the RS:X Youth Worlds in Italy, Lake Garda.  She then travels to Brittany, France to compete at the Techno293 Plus Worlds.

Click on link to read BOP Times article:



Charlee Bluck, Jorja Rangi, Ruby Bird, Kahlia Cullwick, Emma Dooney and Maddie Ford for placing 3rd

at the BOP Secondary Schools Rockclimbing Championships held at Rocktopia Tauranga on 31 May 2017

Rockclimbing 2017


Celebrating Success

We are always interested to hear about our young athletes who are achieving success in their sport. If you know someone, send us a writeup about their recent achievements. Achievements that are received before Wednesday morning will feature in the Bay of Plenty Times Thursday edition.

Email: [email protected] with your amazing athletic achievements



Check out the dates below to see when important events will be held

Term 1

Event Date
Class Photos 3rd Feb
NZSS Beach Volleyball 4 - 5th Feb
School Athletics 15th Feb
BOPSS Tennis 24th Feb
Japanese Hitachi Visit 24th Feb
BOPSS Volleyball 3rd - 4th March
Oceans Athletes 2nd - 4th March
BOP Athletics 7th March
NISS Rowing 10th - 12th March
BOPSS Volleyball 11th - 12th March
BOP Touch 12th March
Waikato BOP Athletics 12th March
NZ Surf Life Saving Championships 16th - 19th March
School Swimming Championships 21 March
NZSS Volleyball 26th - 31st March
NZSS Mountain Biking 27th - 29th March
NZSS Rowing Maadi Cup 27th - 1st March
Summer Tournament Week 27th - 31st March
NZ SS Waka Ama 28th - 31st March
NZSS Water Polo 28th - 1st March
NZSS Triathlon Championships 30th - 31st March
BOPSS Golf 4th April
NISS Athletics Championships 8th - 9th April
Round the Mount Relay 10th April
BOP Swimming 12th April

Term 2

Event Date
BOPSS Trampolining / Tumbling 12th May
NI SS Swimming 13th May
BOPSS Squash Division 1 and 2 16th May
School Cross-country Championships 18th May
BOPSS Futsal 19th May
BOPSS Squash Division 3 and 4 22nd May
BOPSS Cross-country 23rd May
BOPSS Golf 23rd May
BOP Junior Badminton 29th May
NZSS Multisport 4th June
Team / Group Photos 8th June
BOPSS Gymnastics 9th June
Polar Bear Plunge 21st June
NZSS Cross-country 17th June

Term 3

Event Date
NISS Road Cycling 8th July
Basketball Junior Baywide 4th August
Basketball Senior Baywide 11th August
BOPSS Skiing/ Snow Sports 14th August
Lynfield Sports Exchange 16th August
BOPSS Basketball 18th August
Eagles Golf 21st August
NZ SS Indoor Bowls 27th - 28th August
NZSS Basketball Junior 2nd - 5th September
NZSS Basketball Senior 6th - 9th September
Winter Tournament Week: Football, Netball, Hockey and Basketball 4th - 8th September
NZSS Rugby League 4th - 8th September
NZSS Swimming Champs 15th - 17th September

Term 4

Event Date
BOP Beach Volleyball 8th November
BOP Junior Tennis 10th November
BOPSS Volleyball Junior Finals 12 November
NISS Junior Volleyball 27th November - 1st December
NISS Junior Water Polo 23rd - 26th November
NZSS Athletics 1st December
NISS Junior Beach Volleyball 2nd December
Sports Awards TBC
Friends of the College TBC

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