Information for Competitive Winter Sport players
Competitive winter sport starts next Thursday and will run for ten weeks.
Children who are not in a competitive team will choose from three options back at school.
The desired outcome of our winter sport programme is to provide an opportunity for interested children to play sport. The primary aim is for children to have an enjoyable experience. It is awesome that we have children trying a sport for the first time or joining a team in a sport that isn’t what they would usually play on a Saturday morning. To accommodate for potential variance of ability, adults are instructed to be flexible and make adaptations to the game as necessary.
We set high expectations for our tamariki around sportsmanship. A model we often use is The 3 Rs:
Respect for my team
Respect for the opposition
Respect for the referee and the rules of the game
Most games start at 1:45 and children should be back at school for 3:00.
Hockey - Beckenham Park (The 7/8 A grade team will play at Sydenham Park on turf)
Football - Hansens Park
Netball - a variety of local schools.
All travelling teams will be walking to their game, (the ⅞ A grade hockey team will travel by car). They will be accompanied by teaching staff and/or parents. A huge thank you to the parents who have volunteered their time for this.
Covid- 19 Guidelines
All schools will be keeping records of children and adults at each location in case we need to do contact tracing.
Safety Gear and uniforms
Uniforms will be issued by Anne Chin at the library. Instructions will be given via the daily notices.
Essential safety gear
Hockey - mouth guard and shin guards are essential
Football - shin guards and football boots.
Netball - short nails and no jewellery.
If your child needs shin guards or football boots, these can be lent out from school if required. Hockey players will also be able to borrow a hockey stick if needed.
ALL CHILDREN WHO CARRY PERSONAL MEDICATION, SUCH AS AN ASMTHA INHALER MUST CARRY THIS WITH THEM TO THEIR GAME. ANY MEDICATION USUALLY HELD AT THE OFFICE WILL BE COLLECTED BY A TEACHER.
If you have any questions, you can contact myself or the teacher in charge of the sport that your child is playing.
Football - Jenny and Steve
Hockey - Gayle
Netball - Caitlin and Anna