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First Sport on New Campus
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Sports Leaders


Sports Council and Information

The sports council help the Sports Administrator with the organisation of our school sports program. The council consists of senior students interested in sport. The council take an active role in the organisation of house and inter-form events, interschool visits, Wednesday sport, the organisation of sports colours award assemblies and the athletics, swimming and cross country activities. 

Teachers in Charge of Activities 

Some sports have a teacher in charge for administration and/or coaching purposes. If not contact the Sports Administrator.

Coaching, Umpiring, Instructing and Managing 

Many competitive teams participate in various sports. All students are encouraged to sit umpiring/refereeing/coaching awards. Courses can be organised to assist you if you are interested in coaching or refereeing teams. Please contact sports office. 

Parent help would always be appreciated. Parents are welcome to contact Mrs S Paton at school on: 389 7199 extension number is 743 or you can contact her by email, spaton@avonside.school.nz We need assistance with transport and/or managers of teams. 

Sports Uniforms 

All teams now have a uniform that is hired at the beginning of the season. All our competitive teams must wear the uniform. The hire rates are as follows: 

  • Term 1/4 $10 hire 
  • Terms 2/3 $30 hire 

Tracksuits are hired out to tournament teams only at a rate of $40 (winter season) or a one day tournament or weekend costs $20. The hire cost covers replacement and dry cleaning costs. Our top teams will all be expected to wear tracksuits when competing away and during tournaments. Students may purchase their own tracksuit. To do so please contact the sports office.

Transport for Interschool Sports 

Girls may walk, bike, drive their own cars (only if they have permission from their parents and have filled out a transport form.) or be transported by their parents . Taxis can be ordered for the students at a cost of $10 one way. We understand that transport to sport is an added expense and, where possible, we do appreciate parents collecting students and taking them to a game. If it is an away game to Rangiora or further we try to use the van. 

  • Girls may not transport other students without a full drivers license 
  • Girls driving must have permission from parents/caregivers 
  • Girls being transported in other students cars must also have permission from their parents/caregivers 


Inter house sports competitions are organised by the house leaders and the Kaitiaki in charge of houses. 

Sports Contracts 

All students are asked to take a sport contracts, fee payment slip home for parents and students to read and sign when they are selected for a team. These need to be return before the student hires and collects her uniform.

Fitness Centre 

The Fitness Centre is a great facility equipped with a variety of weight training and aerobic equipment. This is available before school, at lunchtime and after school. More information regarding our fitness room will be available as we are now outfitting it with new equipment and we will be setting more rules regarding this area. This is mainly for Senior students.