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2017 Father & Daughter Breakfast

Head Girl Stella Inkpen, pictured here delivering her tribute to fathers

Jointly organised by the Head Prefect Team and the Foundation Office, the 2017 Father and Daughter Breakfast took place on Wednesday 9 August and was even more successful than last year with tickets selling out a week ahead of the event! The breakfast this year was a particularly special one as we celebrated the School's centenary, 100 years of excellence in girls' education. It was a real opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the men of Epsom Girls Grammar School too - the fathers and the caregivers. Special guest speaker John Campbell, journalist and radio personality, shared his insights on fatherhood and much more over breakfast - his speech both motivational and inspiring.  Thanks to John for joining us.

A huge thanks to everyone for supporting the school and the Prefects Legacy Fund, and a special thanks to our host partner BNZ.

Courts Opening

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the courts, pictured here from left to right Peter McDonald, Foundation Chair; Mark Rakich, former Capital Campaign Manager; Lorraine Pound, Principal; Sheryl Lady Wells CNZM, Campaign Patron and Peter Thompson, Chair of Fundraising

On Wednesday 21 June 2017, an opening ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the school’s courts. It was attended by our charitable partners and sponsors, patrons, staff, students and friends and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Together with the Joyce Fisher Sports Centre, the multi-use courts for tennis, netball, hockey and physical education complete the state of the art EGGS Sports Complex. The Sports Complex is as much about the students as it is about the local community. It provides excellent facilities for the school’s 2,200 students who participate in over 40 sports and physical education classes. It also benefits the residents of Epsom and the surrounding area who have easy access to outstanding training and sports facilities.

We are very grateful for the generosity of all the individuals, trusts, sponsors and businesses for their support in making the Leading Women in Sport Campaign a success - without their support the completion of the Sports Complex would not be possible. Our special thanks to our major donors and supporters for their valuable contributions.

2016 Father & Daughter Breakfast

Now in it's sixth year, the 2016 Father & Daughter Breakfast was the best one yet with over 250 fathers and daughters attending Eden Park on Wednesday 10 August.

It was a fun, entertaining morning where fathers and daughters could hear the insights of motivational guest speaker, comedian and mental health expert Mike King over breakfast. The morning provided a valuable opportunity to our students to appreciate the role of father figures in their lives.

Proceeds raised from the raffle on the day contributed to the Prefects Legacy Fund. A big thank you to everyone for your support.

Our special thanks to our host parnter BNZ for making the event possible again.

2014 Golf Day

Perfect sunny weather at Akarana Golf Club and a fantastic day of golf. Teams played a unique competition of 9 holes with the two 9 hole winning teams playing off in an 18th hole shootout final to crown the champion team for the Epsom Golf Day 2014.

Golf Day 2014 Champions -  Barfoot & Thompson Team 1 - Jeff Cate, Paul Davis and Russell O’Brien

Golf Day 2014 Runner-up - The Pink Caddies - Jane Grigg, Michelle Dunn, Kirstie Hardie-Boys 

Special thanks to our Patron, Dame Judith Potter and Principal Madeline Gunn, and all the sponsors, supporters and players for supporting the Leading Women in Sport campaign.

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2014 Father & Daughter Breakfast

Over 200 guests enjoyed the 2014 Father & Daughter Breakfast at Eden Park on Wednesday 12 August.

With wonderful insights from Mark Hadlow into The Hobbit movies and moving speeches from Head Girl – Shalomy Sathiyaraj and an outstanding solo performance from Liziana Fa’asolo, singing ‘Dance with my father’, that moved everyone.

Special thanks to the BNZ for making the event possible.


2014 Ellerslie Race Day

The second Epsom Racing Club Day at Ellerslie 2014 had it all,  Winners, Fascinators, Thrills & Travel, and was held in perfect weather with exciting racing action all day.
200 guests including Parents, Old Girls, Sponsors, Business Partners and Staff enjoyed spectacular thoroughbred racing, insightful interviews with New Zealand’s leading apprentice jockey Rowena Smyth, and top trainer Andrew Scott who went on to win 3 races of the 9 race card between them.
There were fantastic auction items including a Tahiti and Paris Travel package with Air Tahiti Nui and the chance to own a share in a racehorse with Westbury Stud.
The event raised over $40,000 for the Leading Women in Sport campaign to complete the Sports Complex.
Our very special thanks to Mr Peter Thompson – Barfoot & Thompson, for making the Epsom Racing Club Day possible and to Air Tahiti Nui and all the sponsors and donors for their generous support to make the day a huge success.
Register your interest to attend the 2015 event. Please contact the Foundation Office 09 970 6753 or foundation@eggs.school.nz

Father & Daughter Breakfast

6 August 2013: The Father & Daughter Breakfast is a very special occasion for Epsom Girls Grammar School. An event that allows our students to have some special time with their Father or caregiver. The event is now in its 5th year and is proving popular with Fathers and Daughters.

There will be exciting Guest Speakers, Emma Jensen, Black Fern and Linda Ituna, 7's Black Fern, and Gus Leger, former World Champion Black Sox and US Baseball player, a delicious and plentiful hot breakfast with coffee, tea and juice, and a great venue in the South Stand at Eden Park.


The Father & Daughter Breakfast is proudly supported by the bnz



Leading Women in Sport campaign Student Ambassadors from left, Lucy Sheffield, Tui Turnwald, Arizona Leger, Claudia Boyo and Eva Ding outside stage one of the new sports facility. Photo / Dean Purcell


Sports Centre Open Day

Charlotte Kight and Sheryl, Lady Wells

On Saturday 6th April, the Sports Centre Open Day event took place.

It was a successful day with great sporting fun had by all.

Attendees were able to have a go at a variety of sports and activities including:

• Tennis coaching sessions with EGGS Old Girls and former NZ Tennis Reps, Brenda Perry and Claudine Toleafoa
• Netball coaching clinic with Charlotte Kight,  LG Northern Mystics defender
• Rugby coaching with the Black Ferns
• Badminton training with Auckland Badminton
• Softball coaching and skills session with Lisa Avery
• Cricket training with Neil Gray and the Auckland Hearts; Maddy Green (an EGGS Old Girl), Lucille Matthews and Victoria Lind
• Soccer training session with Football Fern and EGGS Old Girl Annalie Longo
• Rowing coaching with NZ Rower of the Year; Kayla Pratt, (an EGGS Old Girl)
• Dance session with Aaron Gilmore, Candy Lane dance teacher, competitor and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ personality.
• Cycling coaching with Susy Pryde, Olympic cyclist and EGGS Old Girl
• Boot camp and spin cycle classes in the fitness studio with a personal trainer
• Dance demonstrations from MEBA dance
• Pilates
• Basketball training session
• Indian cultural group performance

A huge thank you to all of the sporting personalities, community groups, students, teachers and staff who gave up their Saturday to come along and support the Leading Women in Sport campaign.

A special thank you to these organisations for their generous support:

Elizabeth Arden NZ and Sky City Breakers for giving product for prizes and give-aways
Goodman Fielder for giving product for the BBQ.
EGGS PTA for organising and running the BBQ

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