Swimmers break five school records
The weather played its part for the annual Waimate High School Swimming Sports held recently.
Students who took part showed enthusiasm both in their swimming and in encouragement of their house peers.
The school has made special note of year 9 students Tandia Gooch who broke four school records and Hannah Dungey who broke one.
Tandia Gooch broke the intermediate girls 1 length butterfly, with a time of 22.3s (last held by Ruby Cochrane in 2010, time 24.03s), intermediate girls 3 lengths freestyle, in a time of 1.11.27s (last held by Rebecca McDonald in 1993, time 1.13.70s), the intermediate girls 3 lengths backstroke, in a time of 1.24.04s (last held by Carla Strong in 1994, time 1.27.87s) and the 4 x I length medley.
Hannah Dungey broke the intermediate girls 3 lengths breaststroke, in a time of 1.35.30s (last held by Brianna Butcher in 2013, time 1.36.03s).
Waimate High School also welcomed three new staff members this year.
Kellie Tagiaia, who is the new deputy principal, Jane Simonsen who teaches year 7 homeroom and year 11 maths and Ben Liddy is teaching English.