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.