The Rosmini College Sports Awards Dinner was held at QBE North Harbour Stadium on Thursday, 13th October. The Guest Speaker was Cameron Leslie (MNZM). The Sportsman of the Year was Patrick Haybittle.
The Junior Sportsman of the Year was Marvin Williams-Dunn.
The Intermediate Sportsman of the Year was Keano Kini.
The Sporting Performance of the Year was awarded to the Rosmini College 1st XI Hockey team. The Sports Team of the Year was the Senior Premier Basketball team.
Year 12 student, Callum Prime represented New Zealand at the Australian State Teams Champs where he won a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley. Callum also won three gold medals at the New Zealand Short Course Champs held at the Millennium Institute in early October.
Year 9 student, Sung Ju Kim won four gold medals at the New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Champs held on the 9th – 11th September at the Wellington Aquatic Centre.
Year 10 student, Sam Reinen took part in the Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Pool Champs held at the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre on the 7th – 9th October. Sam came first in the U16 Men’s Medley Relay, U16 Men’s 50m Obstacle Relay, U16 Men’s Line Throw and U16 Men’s Manikin Relay. In addition his Manikin Relay team broke the New Zealand record.
· We preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both in word and in action. We are willing to stand up to opposition and preach Gospel values in a world whose values are often contrary to the message of Jesus. We are willing to endure suffering and rejection, as did Jesus, for the sake of the Gospel and to speak up for what we believe to be right, just, and true.
Today, in New Zealand, we are very blessed to be living in a climate of religious tolerance. We can count ourselves very lucky not to live in the multitude of countries where religious extremism and militancy pervade. However, living in a society with such diverse cultures and values, we can easily fall into the trap of staying silent when people propose changes which fly in the face of our Gospel values, because we don’t want to rock the boat or upset others. To compromise our values through our silence or inaction actually sends out the message that we actually do not value very much the teachings of Jesus. In today’s society we need to ask ourselves more than ever “Do I value the Gospel, and have I the courage to proclaim it when such values come under threat?”
I thank you for the gospel values
that have been handed down to me by my ancestors.
In a world where many of these values are under threat,
help me to foster and protect them for generations to come.
Give me the courage never to compromise my Christian values,
but to proclaim them in word an action,
through Christ, Our Lord.