'Sport provides opportunities for our students to develop creativity and positive attitudes towards physical activity.'
Schools have an important role in promoting sport through the co-curricular programmes they offer students. These programmes allow students to build on and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they develop in the school's physical education curriculum. Organised school sports programmes should neither be seen as substitutes for sport studies in this curriculum nor as the specific domain of physical education teachers.
The effective promotion and organisation of school sport should reflect the needs of students and ensure that all students have the opportunity to:
participate to the highest level of their interest and ability
experience enjoyment and achievement
become competent and enthusiastic participants
practise fair play (in the widest interpretation of the term) in all situations
experience and manage competition.
Integral to our P.E and Health programme at Wairau Intermediate is the goal that our students develop healthy bodies and healthy minds.
Sport provides opportunities for our students to develop creativity and positive attitudes towards physical activity.
We offer a wide range of sporting opportunities where all students are encouraged to participate. Students develop the fundamental movement skills alongside those that are essential for playing as a team. We value the life skills of enjoyment, competition, commitment and resilience.
Separate to our class sports programmes, students can develop their skills and compete in team games and events such as:
• Rugby (Tag, Touch)
• Table tennis
• Cross Country
• Dance Sport
We are always proud of our participation and achievements in sports both within and outside of the school environment.
Below is a list of sports that Wairau Students regularly are involved in at our local Zone days.
Some sports are offered outside of school hours, such as Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Water Polo and Table Tennis.
There almost isn’t a week that goes by that doesn’t have a team of keen and eager students out and about, representing Wairau Intermediate School.