Farm Cove Intermediate prepping for AIMS Games

Farm Cove Intermediate will be competing against about 336 other schools from around the country and overseas.

Farm Cove Intermediate School is getting ready to participate at the AIMS Games in Tauranga in September.

The school has been participating in this elite competition for the last seven years and will be sending around 130 students this year.

Its teams will be competing against approx. 336 other schools from around the country and overseas to be crowned as New Zealand’s best of the best.

The teams are training hard, reaching towards their goals and they are all very excited to be faced with some very tough competition at the event. They will be featuring in a number of different sports such as netball, rugby, futsal, basketball, rock-climbing and badminton.

“We are so excited to be sending so many of our students to the AIMS Games this year. The kids get so much out of it. They develop even more of a team spirit while proudly representing the school. They are mixing with kids from around the country and learning about what their lives are like, and of course they are being exposed to an increased level of competition,” says Farm Cove principal Linda Harvie.

Sending this many students is a costly exercise, so on Wednesday June 19, Domino’s Pakuranga will be raising some dough for the team with $1 of every pizza sold between the hours of 5pm-8pm being donated to help the students get to their tournament.