Our college has a long sporting tradition.  We are committed to offering all our students opportunities to participate in a range of individual and team sports, at both a competitive and non-competitive level.

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We have first class facilities for physical education and allied sports with a gymnasium, fitness centre, turfed tennis and netball courts, a squash court and use of Steele Park.

A considerable number of our teaching staff are actively involved in our sport programme either as teacher in charge of a specific sport or as coaches and managers of our sports teams. The level of commitment from staff shows students that the college cares about their involvement in sport and encourages them to get involved.

Coaches and managers of our sports teams are also often parents, senior students or members of our wider community. The college believes it is important to have an appropriate adult involved with each sport team. We are committed to assisting all coaches and managers and offer coach development training within the college. We also link with Sport Waikato and various sport associations.

The college runs a Talent Development Programme that senior students can apply to annually for selection.  Junior students are able to get involved in our GATE PE Programme.

Annual college sports days are held for swimming and athletics and all students are encouraged to participate in these days at an appropriate level. During these days, the students also represent their House Team. The competition is both fun as well as serious for those who are intending to represent the college at Waikato and national competitions in these sports.

Sport exchanges with our fellow Catholic colleges from around New Zealand are highlights of the sporting calendar. Mission Cup and Te Toa are annual competitions that generations of our netball and hockey students have competed in. We are currently intending to extend other such exchanges to include a number of different codes, plus our junior and development teams.

At the end of each year, the college hosts a Sports Awards Ceremony to celebrate our sporting achievements for that year.  Our Sports Awards Ceremony is a formal occasion and, for many of our students and their parents, marks the culmination of all their sporting achievements while at the college.

Fitness Centre

The College’s Fitness Centre was purpose built in 2007 as part of the PE Department’s classroom extensions.  It houses a variety of gym equipment – rowing machines, cross trainers, exercycles, a treadmill and free weights.  Each year we aim to further develop this equipment to meet the needs of our students.

All students have access to this facility through the PE programme where our PE Staff teach students how to use the equipment correctly.  They can also join the Fitness Centre for only $30 per term or $2.00 per casual visit, having access during lunchtimes and after school.  Early morning access may be arranged through the Sport Coordinator.

If you require further information about our sport programme, please contact our Sports Co-Ordinator.

2016 Major Sports Awards

The format for acknowledging and celebrating the success of our Sporting athletes has been revamped. Presentation of awards takes place at whole school Sports Awards Assemblies, with the presentation of Major Awards and Gold Bars to take place at Senior or Junior Prizegiving at the end of the year, whichever is relevant to the recipient of the award. Parents, whānau, coaches, and supporters are welcome to attend Sports Awards Assemblies and Prizegivings.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Sport Awards in the following categories:

Please ensure you complete the appropriate nomination form and submit to the Sports Co-ordinator by the 22 September 2016:

Gina Marcum: gmarcum@shgcham.school.nz

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact our Sports Coordinator.

Sports Awards Evening

Sports Awards evening takes place in Term 4 to celebrate sporting excellence and achievement.

Lotto Sport Maker/Volunteer Recognition Campaign 2016

A quick note to let you know that the Lotto Sport Maker/volunteer recognition campaign will be continuing for 2016.

Throughout the year please nominate the Sport Maker/s that make a difference in your school community by clicking this link or filling in the Excel form  and sending back to Gina Marcum.

All nominees will receive a personalised thank you letter form Sport Waikato and will go in the draw to receive awesome sporting gear and a monthly $500 voucher for sports equipment for their school/club.

Sport Makers/volunteers are very special people and more effort must be made to keep them involved and engaged in sport. By looking after our volunteers and providing them with greater support and recognition, we are not only showing them how much we value them but we are increasing the chance that they might continue to support sport and recreation in some capacity.

Promotional videos featuring David Nyika and Ella Williams.