Students shine at swimming sports

03:35, Feb 27 2013
Kaikoura High School swimming sports
Kate Summerton at the Kaikoura High School swimming sports day
Nikolai Bell-Speirs
Nikolai Bell-Speirs
Amoraki Cowan-Lee
Amoraki Cowan-Lee
 Mackenzie Burrows
Mackenzie Burrows
Kaikoura High School swimming sports day
Kaikoura High School swimming sports day

The behaviour of competitors at the Kaikoura High School swimming sports day two weeks ago was a good reminder of the school's core principles, including awhi, which was shown in all events and on the sidelines too, with plenty of support for all the swimmers, regardless of age or house.

School principal Werner van Aswegen said the day had been the best swimming sports event ever, with the weather turning on its charm as well as the students.

There were very high levels of participation this year, he said, as well as a huge support from parents.

"What was most rewarding was the levels of awhi shown by the senior students towards the juniors," he said.

The house competition ended up being won by Cooke house, followed by Flower, Braddock and Monk.

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