Here at MBIS we are very lucky to have such a diverse group of students who are achieving success at so many levels. The students that are part of our community today have big goals and larger aspirations and many of them are shaping the future of what sport in NZ means.
Amelia Livingston, Ava Ryzm and Maria Lee all traveled to Singapore to compete in the Singapore Synchronised Swimming Open (24th -26th November) where they swam against a number of other 12U teams from China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. North Harbour Synchro is proud of their incredible spirit, sportsmanship and achievement in placing 2nd overall. Well done!
A big thank you to all the managers and coaches who made the MBI Basketball season a success at the Harbour Intermediate Monday Night League.
All the best to all our players and we hope to see the Y7 players at trials next Feb. Watch the notices!
Congratulations to the teams who made finals and finished top of their respective leagues Gators (League 12), Magic (Girls League 4), Sharks (League 1) and Vipers (League 3) - special mention to the Force (Girls League 2) and Hunters (League 7) who also made their finals but were unfortunately unsuccessful. It’s a rare thing to see a team go undefeated for 1 season let alone the whole year! The Sharks are to be congratulated for a winning streak that took them through 2 winning seasons at League 1, including the Harbour Zone Day, Auckland Champs and AIMS.
Congratulations to AJ - Third place North Harbour Trampolining
Athletics Day 2017 Thursday 2nd December Year 8 video relay finals below.
New Zealand Talent Programme 2017 Basketball MBIS year 8 student Dontae Russo-Nance was selected to attend the NZ Under 15 Boys Talent Programme - over the term 3 school holidays. The U15 and U17 National Talent Programme involved the top 90 players for each age group and gender. These players were introduced and exposed to the philosophies taught at an National Team level. The National age group coaches and managers attended these camps, eyeing up the next best talent to be considered to trial for National Age Group Teams.
Auckland Cross Country Championships Congratulations to Cam Maunder who finished 5th overall and Etienne Calonne who finished 15th. Out of representatives from the North Harbour Zone, Cam was the second and Etienne the 3rd to finish.
Hockey Check out the instagram video here for the Harbour Hockey Intermediate Girls Champions 2017.
This year's hockey teams have been very competitive in their respective competitions. Our Boys' teams finished their campaigns strongly, with the B Team coming second in their grade, the A Team won the mid-season final for A grade and the C Team were able to end their season with a few wins.
The MBIS Girls' teams were also very strong, and really dominated their grades. Our Saturday team has shown fantastic improvement, and we look forward to those players becoming the leaders in our hockey teams next year. MBIS3, in B grade, scored many wonderful goals during the season, and their team positional play, under the tutelage of Charlotte Hamilton, has become a force to be reckoned with.
MBIS2 won the Mid-season B grade, and advanced into the A grade competition, where they continued to win games and put pressure on the established A teams. Our Girls' A team has had a very successful year. They won North Harbour Zone Day, came second in the Auckland Inter-Zone Day (with a number of players away at sportscamp), won the North Harbour After School Competition and came 4th at the AIMS tournament in Tauranga, the best we have done for 12yrs.
The girls have developed into a wellstructured, thinking hockey team, and they will be valuable members of their future teams.
Thank you to all of the coaches and managers who have given their time in 2017, and I look forward to working with you again in 2018.
Rugby League Undefeated champions once again of the North harbour RugbyLeague Zone Day.
Skiing An amazing week down at Mt Ruapehu for the North Island Primary Ski Champs Team 1 placed 26th out 76 teams Kidd Alex, Poppy Dodds, Cameron McGlashan, Morgan Antone, Tamati Kingi Team 2 placed 41st out of 76 teams Jack Woodhead, Lucy Leith, India Charlesworth, Samantha Howarth, Leo Ranson
Massive congrats to Kelsey Macdonald (MBIS Teacher) on her teams epic North Harbour Hockey win. We are lucky to have such a talented hockey player on staff!
She has been selected to represent the Central Mysticks at the New Zealand National Hockey League (NHL) in Wellington. The NHL tournament brings the country’s top players, both men and women, together for a 10-day tournament. Kelsey is originally from Hawkes Bay and has decided to represent her home region by playing for Central.
Basketball Congratulations also to Dontae Russo-Nance who played for Waitakere West, he made the Tournament Team in the U15 Boys National Basketball Championships in Dunedin during the July holidays.
Our team above also won the Harbour Zone day today for boys basketball, we had 6 games and beat Northcross in a tight final.
Special mention to the following teams. Storm Team came 3rd out of 12 teams . Force Team who came 5th out of 12 teams.
Water Polo Congratulations to all our MBIS Water Polo teams who competed at Winter Festival over the weekend.
All teams did exceptionally well playing teams from all over the Auckland Region. The tournament was contested by 36 teams.
Year 8 Team 1 narrowly missed out of making the final going down to St Peters (eventual winners) in Pool play. The play off for Bronze was spectacular. After scores were tied at 5 all at the final whistle, the game then went to a shoot out which saw us going ahead 2 goals to 1.
Year 8 Team 1 - 3rd in A Grade
Year 7 Team 1 - 11th in B Grade
Girls Team - 17th in B Grade
Tournament Team - Boston Frost
A huge thanks to our coaches, managers and parents for your constant support and commitment to our players. It is greatly appreciated, and competing in these tournaments would not be possible without you.
Sports Camp Pics 2017
Waterpolo Congratulations to all teams on a fantastic term, bring on Term 3 and 4. Year 7 Team 1 - winners of Year 7A Grade Year 8 Team 1 - winner Year 8A Grade Year 8 Team 2 - winners of B Grade Year 7 Team 2 - 3rd in B Grade
A huge congratulations to Ava Cooper, Sammie Bentley, Oli Pritchard and Sam Afu who recently represented North Harbour Water Polo at the Hawaiian Invitational tournament.
The boys and girls teams won their U14 divisions with the boys also claiming bronze in their U16 competition.
Netball Zone Day Year 7 Team 1 Girls = 2nd Place Overall Team 2 Girls = 5th Place Overall Team 1 Boys = 1st Place Overall Year 8 Team 1 Girls = 5th Place Overall Team 1 Boys = 1st Place Overall
Basketball Last term MBI played in 7 basketball finals in the Monday night league and won 6 of them. Congratulations to the following teams for winning their grade: Sharks League 1, Cobras League 2, Assassins League 4, Force Girls League 2, Taipans League 5 and Stealth League 12.
Cross Country Year 7 Girls 1st place Jessie Honey 2nd place Charlie Twose 3rd place Zoe Crawford
Year 7 Boys 1st place Cam Maunder 2nd place James Edgeler 3rd place Etienne Calonne
Year 8 Girls 1st place Isla Westlake 2nd place Imogen Burge 3rd place Hannah Clausen
Year 8 Boys 1st place Tyler Whinney 2nd place James Gollogly 3rd place Rustin Langford
Synchronized Swimming Amelia Livingston, and Maria Lee competed in the 12U Team event and won bronze. Amelia Wilson competed in her first ever synchro champs and her team won Silver in the Dolphin Category. She was also placed 2nd overall in Dolphin Figures. Amelia Livingston and Maria Lee also competed for MBIS in the North Island Intermediate Schools Championships and won Silver for their duet! They will be representing MBIS at NZ Schools Nationals in Invercargill later this year.
Girls Football The Year sevens competed at the North Harbour Schools competition with no goals scored against them. This team had some close and tough games but ended up on top winning the final with a massive win of 4-0. These girls made it to the next stage which is Auckland Champs with schools all over Auckland competing in this tournament. The girls fought through a long hard day playing on full size fields but made their way up to 2nd place!! This is a great achievement because it was the best teams out of the whole of Auckland. :) The Year 8 girls' football team also competed at the North Harbour Schools tournament. They did well by making it to the next round, Auckland Champs! These talented girls ended up placing 3rd in this challenging competition. The Year 7 and the Year 8 successes made Murrays Bay proud as they represented the school at both tournaments!
AIMS Boys Football On Thursday 24 August, our AIMS Boys Football team competed in a pre-AIMS Tournament held at Western Springs Football Club.
They drew their first game 1-1 against Balmoral, and then went on to win the second round 4-0, quarter-finals 5-0 and the semi-finals 3-0. The boys were faced to play Balmoral again in the finals. With sheer determination, teamwork and communication, our boys pulled out an impressive win of 3-0!
With only 1 goal conceded against the team throughout the entire day, our boys have reached a new level of confidence and excitement as they work towards
Pacific School Games Congratulations to Jessie Honey who has been selected by NZ Children Athletics to represent NZ at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in early December.
"Incomparable to any other international school sport championship, the Pacific School Games provides opportunities for around 4000 school-aged students to participate in 11 different sports at the highest level." (From the PSG website)