Achievements

Many St Cuthbert’s current students and Old Girls compete at national and international level.

We are exceptionally proud of every girl who represents the school domestically and on the global stage. Here are just some of the most recent results that the school has celebrated:

2019 Achievements

Athletics

  • Charlotte Holland, Bella Browne, Peyton Leigh, and Isabel Allen broke the Open Girls 4x400m team record with a time of 4:04.17 at the Auckland Athletics Championships.
  • Charlotte Holland, Isabel Allen, Isabella Richardson, Leilani Faaiuaso, and Peyton Leigh were selected for the Auckland Under 18 team to compete at the New Zealand National Championships.
  • Isabella Richardson broke the College Sport Auckland Intermediate Girls 3000m record at the Central Eastern Zone Athletics with a time of 10:12.29.

Dragon Boating

  • The St Cuthbert’s Dragon Boat team picked up a Silver medal in the 500m Girl’s Final at the College Sport Auckland Regional Regatta in March. They also scored a Bronze medal in the 2km event, which was particularly impressive given that they were competing against mixed and all-male boats!
  • The team followed this up with a stellar performance at the Nationals, held at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, where they won Silver in both the 200m and 500m Junior Women’s events.

Dance

  • Five St Cuthbert’s girls travelled to Orlando, Florida, over the Easter holidays to represent New Zealand at the USASF Dance Worlds competition. Charlotte Healey (Year 13), Mathilda Howson (Year 11), Victoria Jagusch (Year 9), Lucy Fowler (Year 8) and Scarlett Sills (Year 8) competed against 4000 dancers from over 40 countries.

Equestrian

  • St Cuthbert’s Team 1 placed second at the Auckland Secondary Schools Horse Trials 2019.

Football

  • Year 13 student Ava Collins was selected to be in the New Zealand Football Future Ferns domestic apprenticeship programme for 2019.

Gymnastics

  • Five St Cuthbert’s girls travelled to Orlando, Florida, over the Easter holidays to represent New Zealand at the USASF Dance Worlds competition. Charlotte Healey, Mathilda Howson, Victoria Jagusch, Lucy Fowler and Scarlett Sills competed against 4000 dancers from over 40 countries, dancing five different jazz and lyrical dances between them.

Hockey

  •  In March, Year 13 student Katie Doar made her New Zealand debut for the Vantage Black Sticks in the international Pro-League competition.

Netball

  • Brooklyn Tharp (Year 13) was selected for the Samoan national team, which will play at this year’s Pacific Games. This is a huge achievement for Brooklyn as she is the youngest selected player for this tournament.
  • Tiana Brown (Year 10) was selected for the Pacific Rim Netball team that will be taking part in the International Schoolgirls Netball Championship in Palmerston North
  • Ofa Vatikani (Year 13) was selected as part of the training group for the National Beko league. The Beko league sits below the ANZ Premiership and is an essential development tool in producing the next level of elite ANZ Premiership players.
  • The St Cuthbert’s premier netball team succeeded in securing a place in the Auckland Netball Premier 1 grade, which is considered one of the country’s strongest school netball competitions.

Orienteering 

  • In April, five of our St Cuthbert’s girls travelled to Otepää, Estonia, to compete in the World Schools Orienteering Championship. Pippa Dixon, Ellie Evans, Olivia Power, Zara Stewart and Sofia Toes represented their school and their country in the Junior Girls’ division. Strong performances in the Long-Distance race had the team sitting in third place, with Zara Stewart taking first place overall and Olivia Power placing 12th individually. The team’s outstanding results in the Middle-Distance race, including first place for Zara Stewart and 7th place for Sofia Toes, elevated the team to first place overall and saw them become the Junior Division World Champions for 2019!
  • St Cuthbert’s Orienteering dominated the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championship 2019 in Hawke’s Bay, where St Cuthbert’s were awarded the Best Girls Secondary School Trophy and the Best Year 7/8 School Trophy. It is the first time St Cuthbert’s Senior School Orienteering has achieved the Best Girls Secondary School Trophy and only the second win of the Best Year 7 and 8 School Trophy.

Swimming

  • Scarlett Robb (Year 6,) competed in 10 events at the New Zealand Junior Swimming championships and came away with nine golds and a bronze. She also broke two Auckland age group records (in the 200m freestyle and the 100m butterfly).
  •  Year 8 student Sophie Robb won the AKSS U14 Aquathon.
  • Chloe Tattersfield (Year 12) placed second in the 2.6km swim and the 500m swim at the National Secondary School Open Water Swimming Champions held at Mount Maunganui in early February. This stellar performance saw her place second in the 16–19 Girls’ age group.

Tennis

  • Year 9 student Sasha Situe won both the New Zealand U12 Tennis Champs singles and doubles titles. She retained her singles title from last year by defeating Renee Zhang, a Year 8 student at St Cuthbert’s, in the final.
  • Sasha and Renee were two of only three girls selected for the World Junior Tennis Championships in Kuala Lumpur in April to compete in the International Tennis Federation’s Asia/Oceania zone qualifying competition.

Water Polo

  • Year 13 student Libby Alsemgeest was the youngest player selected for the New Zealand Women’s Water Polo Team to attend the FINA Intercontinental World League Championships in Perth, Australia. The tournament took place in late March and the New Zealand squad took on Japan, China and the USA in pool play.
  • Libby Alsemgeest was also selected to the New Zealand Women’s Water Polo team to participate in the FINA World Water Polo Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. This is an especially notable achievement as Libby was the youngest player selected for what is the highest ranked water polo tournament below the Olympic Games.
  • Georgia Milne (Year 12) and Libby Alsemgeest (Year 13) were selected for the New Zealand U20 Women’s Water Polo Teams for the World Championships in Funchal, Portugal in September.
  • Jessica Ingram (Year 12) was selected for the New Zealand Youth team to attend the Pythia Cup in Greece. The Pythia Cup is an invitational tournament which is held every three years and features some of the best water polo teams in the world such as Greece, China, and Serbia.
  • Ella Palmer (Year 11) and Chloe Tattersfield (Year 12) were selected for the New Zealand U18 team to attend the Inter-State Championships in Sydney, Australia in July. The team played several international teams as well as various Australian State representative teams.

2018 Achievements

Athletics

  • Charlotte Holland selected for the Oceania Polynesian Regional Athletics team

Cycling

  • Lancely Yung was named one of two students from Auckland embarking on a cycling tour of North America with double Commonwealth Game silver medallist and former Olympian Susy Pryde.

Hockey

  • The St Cuthbert’s 1st XI won the Super City Tier 1 Grand Final at the 2018 College Sport Auckland Premier Girls Hockey Champions after a big 6-0 win in their final vs Orewa College. They also competed in Whangarei and placed 6th overall at Federation Cup.
  • Year 13 students Kendall Vaughan, Sophia Howard, Breana Catley, and Year 12 students Katie Doar and Tianna Currie were all recently selected for the U18 NZ Squad for Hockey. In addition, Kendall, Katie and Sophia were also selected for the National Hockey League Auckland Team 2018 and Katie attended the U21 NZ Camp for Hockey.

Football

  • Year 13 student Rose Luxton was selected to represent New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. After defeating Canada 2-1 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo, the team became the first New Zealand national team to claim a medal at any FIFA tournament.

Netball

  • Auckland Reps: Mia Gapes Year 9, team 2. Jess Gemmell and Ella Williams Under 17, team 1. Trinity Pakau and Ruby Sussock Under 17, team 2
  • Howick Pakuranga Reps Ofa Vatikani Under 17, team 1

Swimming

  • Auckland Secondary School Champion of Champions Swimming Competition
  • Greta Agnew: Silver in Senior Girls 50m Backstroke
  • Madeline Falconer: Gold in Senior Girls 50m Freestyle
  • Madeline Falconer: New Zealand National Age Group Championships Gold in the 17/18 Girls’ 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle. 1st in the Girls’ 16 and Over 4x100m EVENT relay

Water Polo

  • Silver medal at the NZSS Championships in Wellington
  • Silver medallists at the North Island and Auckland Championships
  • A record of five St Cuthbert’s girls playing in the FINA Inter-Continental Water Polo Championships
  • Three girls playing for the New Zealand Women’s Development Team
  • Five of our girls selected for the New Zealand Youth Women’s Water Polo team competing at the FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Surf Lifesaving

  • Ruby Sussock selected for Surf Lifesaving New Zealand Youth Squad

Snow skiing

  • Auckland Secondary School Snow Sports Championships: St Cuthbert’s were the Girls Overall Schools Champion plus the schools winner of the combined Women’s Ski Race and Ski Slopestyle.
  • Charlie Francis won the junior girls individual ski race with Chloe Browne 3rd. Charlie also was second in the Girls Ski Slopestyle.