Physical Education

'Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ait e rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu'  i.e. 
'Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations'. 


Boys: Shorts and T-Shirt (if they would like)Pool
Girls:   Togs and shorts, shorts and singlet, shorts and T-Shirt

No denim or heavy material to be worn in the Pool. 

Sports – Athletics and all other activities
Boys and girls can wear shorts and a T-shirt that are comfortable and easy to move around in, that can also get dirty at times.  If it is cold, pants and a jersey are optional.  Sports shoes can also be worn, as long as they are clean and non-marking.

No denim or singlet’s to be worn.

'The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today'. H. Jackson Brown, jr.

Junior Programme
In the Junior school, we aim to develop skills, build confidence, develop team work and encourage lifelong participation in sport.  Our philosophy is to encourage students to always give their best efforts and participate to the best of their abilities, and that they don’t need to be the best. 

As a Department, we aim to expose students to a variety of activities throughout the year.  These include, but are not limited to: Swimming, Athletics, Touch, Ki o rahi, ABL activities, Cross Country, Football, NetballAthletics_2013__1010_, Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Softball, Cricket, Minor games.  

Within these activities we aim to encourage participation and working with others, while developing leadership and self-management'. 

'Something I learned early is to not worry about what I can't control..... But what I can control is my attitude, my effort, and my focus every single day'.  Tim Tebow

'Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough'.  Og Mandion

'The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential........ these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence'.  Confucius.

Senior Programmes
The Physical Education and Health Department has continued to strengthen over the past few years.  We have developed our programmes to suit the needs of the students and as a result, have achieved some great results.  

We have a minimum of one class at each year level in Physical Education and Health.  This allows us to develop a course which builds students' knowledge and strengths.  All courses are Achievement Standard based, allowing students to achieve endorsements and University Entrance. 

We are very fortunate to have an array of facilities at our disposal to use.  We have a fully functional Gymnasium, with a weights room and an amazing amount of gymnastics equipment.  We have a 33 metre Swimming Pool, which has a 3.3m deep end.  Tennis Courts, Netball Courts and outdoor Basketball Courts.  With a short walk, we have access to the school Sports Fields, where we have two Rugby Fields, two Football Fields, two artificial Cricket Pitches, new Cricket Nets, a 400m Track and an array of Athletic equipment.  

We often compete in many inter-school competitions in both Winter Sports and Manawatu and Hawkes Bay Secondary School Competitions, where we are competitive and make the most of our opportunities. 

Year 12 Sport Science
Year 12 Sport Science focuses on a range of concepts and ideas central to the developing Sports Industry. The subject is highly academic and provides students apply themselves through models of social responsibility, leadership, biophysical principles, risk management and physical activity to help build their understanding in this curriculum are.  The course offers 21 credits and is made up entirely of internally assessed achievement standards.  The level students achieve at is dependent on their level of ability in explaining and evaluating the concepts they apply throughout their learning experience.

The course has a mixture of practical and theoretical units which both require consistent performance and a strong work ethic.  Students take part in a range of physical activity including turbo touch, minor games, team building activities, training and fitness programmes, caving and tramping.  The course leads on from Sport Science Level One and leads in to Sports Science Level Three. 

Year 13 Sport Science
Year 13 Sport Science looks at evaluating performance, ideas and putting ideas into action.  The programme consists of 21 NCEA Level 3 credits which are internally assessed.  We aim for students to start thinking out of the box and work outside of their comfort zone.  Students look to challenge themselves by completing an 8 week training programme to compete in a triathlon, and evaluate what they have done. They look at how to get people involved in sport, what it takes to keep them interested, and what keeps you motivated when you are older.  Leadership is also an underlying concept which is looked at throughout the year and is interwoven in all assessments.  Each year the course is tailored to the students’ interests and needs, helping to set them up for they are they wanting to do in the future.

Year 12 and 13 Star Sports
STAR Sport is made up of units offered by EIT and focuses on providing a heavily practical course to those interested in enhancing their personal fitness and knowledge of training concepts.  Students in this course experience a range of training sessions, both indoor and outdoor, including continuous, interval, resistance, circuit, recovery and polyometric throughout the year.  There are also theory components where students develop appropriate coaching sessions, demonstrate knowledge of the bodies functions, identify muscles, look at risk and injury management, and instruct stretching and the use of cardiovascular equipment.resized__200x133_Athletics_2013__1915_

Students in this course need a high level of self-motivation to ensure they gain the most from training sessions.  Some sessions will see them pushed to their physical limits and will help build character and improve Hauora.  Aspects of the course lead directly on to polytechnic and UCOL courses and is very worthwhile for those looking to pursue a career that requires high levels of physical fitness or the instructing/coaching of physical activity. 

'Ko te mutunga orange, he timatanga kaha'!  i.e.
'Winning starts with beginning'. 

Interhouse Sports
We have a very strong Interhouse competition which runs throughout the year and covers many different sports and activities to develop team work and comradeship amongst students from different year groups, different classes and different Whanau groups within the school.

The Interhouse activities run in conjunction with the teaching and learning programme in the PE department throughout the year.  Our big three events are, Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country, where the whole school is encouraged to participate and get points for their house.  We also then have Interhouse Touch, Ki O Rahi, Football, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball and Brain and Brawn.Cross_Country_runners_2