"What started in 2004 as a small festival of sports for middle schools in the Western Bay of Plenty is now seen as the ‘national champs’ for intermediate and middle school learners. Over eight years, the AIMS GAMES has helped participants to develop the resilience to respond to challenges now, and in their future lives." Education Gazette (23 Apr 2012 )
Matamata Intermediate School - Winners of the 2011 Team Mates cup for Overall Excellence! (One of the most prestegious awards of the games).