Sport is an important component of our school’s drive to provide a balanced programme of learning experiences for students. Students receive weekly physical education (PE) lessons to develop fitness, coordination and sportsmanship. Our PE programme is supplemented by having outside facilitators to work with our school to help with skills development triathlon and hockey programmes.
We are most fortunate to have a very good 30m school swimming pool. In Term 1 and 4 swimming lessons form the core part of our school PE programme. Each class is timetabled to have two swimming lessons a week. The pool is open each lunch time so that students can have some free time in the pool. By providing such frequent opportunities in the pool it is our aim to ensure that every student develops strong water confidence as well as competency in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
Our students have the opportunity to compete in numerous inter-school sports competitions and tournaments. Our core areas of focus are the annual Whangarei schools athletics, swimming, cross country and triathlon championships. We also have teams enter annual rugby, netball and hockey tournaments and sports exchanges.
Weekend Sports Teams
Our school organises hockey, mini-ball and netball teams that compete in after school and weekend sports leagues. On average we normally field ten hockey teams and ten netball teams each year in these leagues. We do not select teams based on ability because our emphasis is on getting as many children involved in sports as possible. Having stated this, we still manage to be very competitive with a number of our teams gaining podium places in regional sports leagues.