Sport and PE
Our students have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports throughout the year. Every class has regular sport and PE lessons. Years 3-6 have the opportunity to take part in Interschool rugby (contact and Rippa) netball and basketball tournaments, and our senior students can compete in hockey, cricket, swimming, athletics and cross country.
The main focus is aquatic skills and water safety. Each class has weekly lessons in our school pool. The Year 5 and 6 classes take part in a Swimming Intensive programme taught by the swim coaches from the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre. The Tui whānau hold a fun triathlon and Korimako and Kaahu whānau hold their annual competitive Swimming Sports day late in the term. The best of our Year 5 and 6 swimmers compete in the Interschool Swimming Sports.
The main focus is on ball skills and class lessons are taught through an approach called Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU).
- warm up
- purposeful game
- how can we do it better? (tactical, perceptual, decision making, technical)
- back to the game
- progression(s) of the game (additional challenges)
- repeat the cycle using the progressive game(s)
- cool down
Students take part in regular endurance running practice and all students participate in a Cross Country sports day.
Athletics track and field skills are taught in Term 4. Each whānau holds their own Athletics Day late in the term. The winners from our Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to compete in an Interschool Athletics day.
EOTC - Education Outside the Classroom
Each year the students participate in a number of different trips to enhance their learning. EOTC experiences are exciting, motivating learning experiences that provide the students a range of contexts in which to develop their understandings of the principles, key competencies and values of the New Zealand Curriculum. When choosing an EOTC trip the teachers consider the following, and ensure the activity:
-reflects the learning needs of their students
-builds on their previous experiences and
-has meaning for their students because the learning relates to their lives