Success for Future Leaders
RTLB in collaboration with SWiS and Robertson Road School show casing that that every child has the potential to demonstrate positive outcomes through an internationally recognized sport – Speedball. Robertson Road School competed against James Cook High School on June 16th at Lock n Load in Mangere. Our kids did us proud by taking out 3rd place out of 6 teams competing against one another. Thank you to Freemantle Walter and teachers for supporting the kids and all the wonderful memories created on the day.
School SENCO – Ms Aseta: I was lucky enough to attend a speedball session and was impressed by the leadership qualities that were displayed by our students. Our students enjoyed themselves and Year 8 student Jacob played a key role in showcasing good sportsmanship qualities with students from another school. Our students played against older high school students and although much younger, they really held their own and conducted themselves in true Robertson Road style; with respect, teamwork and a positive can-do attitude. It was a great bonding experience for all and a wonderful opportunity for them to put into practice their learning from their in-school sessions. Well done to you all!
Teacher feedback – Miss Kerin: I was lucky to be a part of these students Speedball tournament in week 7. I was thoroughly impressed by the skills that these students employed in order to be successful at the game. They collaborated, used skilled communication, and supported each other throughout the tournament. They also worked together with students from other schools to learn and develop key strategies and build positive relationships over the day. I have also seen the positive changes in the students around the school, they have learned valuable skills from Tama and the C.A.G program that they use within and throughout their day to make good choices and work as a team with their peers.
I look forward to more students having access to such a great program!
Teacher feedback – Miss Palmer: I have been fortunate enough to be a part of two speedball tournaments with our School Social Worker, Community Access Group and 10 of our students. My first impression was; why are we going to speedball? After spending time with this group you come to an understanding of how the sport speedball can be used to develop cognitive and team player skills beneficial to the students in the program. Four minute rounds with five member teams at first seem easy, then the rounds get more intense as teams play to win and the mind has to think more strategically in the arena. Students then become active members striving to work together effectively on the field. I acknowledge those who prepare and facilitate this program as you provide our students with life skills to get them through their academic schooling years. Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.