All children are required to participate in the physical education and sports activities at school to the best of their ability. Every day (weather permitting) classes are involved in fitness programmes. If a child is unable to participate, because of health reasons or injuries, a note must be sent to the class teacher.
Further to the classroom physical education and fittnes programmes, children have weekly sports sessions. We base these games on the Kiwisport concept of participation, skill building and enjoyment, and on a programme called KRIC (Kids Rich In Character). There are opportunities for teams to enter inter school competitions, e.g. inter school athletics, cross country, swimming, rugby, soccer and cricket. Parents are welcome to attend and assist at sports events. A wide range of sports is played during the season and coached by willing parents. Fair play is encouraged and all children’s sporting efforts, regardless of ability, are supported. Adult assistance with sports activities is greatly appreciated and parents/caregivers are warmly invited to share their skills and/or their time. Details regarding any sports events and registrations are published in the school online newspaper and via EnrolMy. Registrations and payments can easily be made through the Sports Registration link on this website.
Waterwise is a course that develops Y5 and Y6 pupils’ confidence on the water. It teaches them to sail Optimist yachts and to handle kayaks independently, plus covers many aspects of water safety. Waterwise is held at Murrays Bay Beach. Details and consents forms are given to parents prior to the commencement of each course of instruction. Parent help is essential for the programme to run, and courses are run for those who wish to become waterwise instructors.
In Term 1 and Term 4 all classes have swimming sessions held at the Millennium Centre (Seniors) and Hilton Brown (Juniors). As this is part of the Physical Education programme, it is compulsory for all children to attend. If children are not swimming for health reasons, a note to the class teacher is requested.