Sports

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.

Swimming Programme

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.

 

Inter-School Competitions

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.

Websites to follow our Sport Teams:

https://www.sporty.co.nz/whangareiprimary

Follow this link to register your child for Netball and Hockey for the 2018 winter sport season. You may also follow the school sport page on Facebook for regular updates with cancellations and draws etc.