Sport Development and Sport Academy

Mr M Dunn —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2019

Course description: The emphasis of these courses is to provide an area within the school in which talented and committed athletes can develop and learn both practical and theoretical skills through their chosen sporting context in a balanced and supportive environment.

Entry Criteria: Completed application form as per the Sport Development application process and meet the entry criteria below.

  • Must be selected AND be an active member of their chosen codes top team for Shirley Boys' High School.

  • Gain applicable code teacher approval if a returning Year 11, 12 and 13 student. If a new applicant their Physical Education teacher’s feedback will be sought.

  • Gain appropriate Teacher in charge of Sport approval.

  • Attend trials which will occur at lunchtimes or after school.

  • Fitness Testing scores from the previous year will be examined.

  • Individual athletes will need to obtain a reference from an external person such as a coach/trainer which outlines their history and success in their sport AND how they will support them in this programme.

Students who are currently enrolled in an SPD/SPA course must reapply for 2019.

Approximate Contributions: 11SPD, 12SPA, 13SPA = $90

Contact Person: Mr Dunn


Sport Development: 11SPD Full Year

Course Description:This course supports the sporting development through structured training and learning seminars all aimed at improving their specific all-round sporting knowledge and abilities.

Entry Criteria: Completed application form as per the Sport Development application process and meet the entry criteria.

  • Must be selected AND be an active member of their chosen codes top team for Shirley Boys' High School

  • Gain applicable code teacher approval if a returning Year 11, 12 and 13 student. If a new applicant their Physical Education teacher’s feedback will be sought.

  • Gain appropriate Teacher in charge of Sport approval.

  • Attend trials which will occur at lunchtimes or after school.

  • Fitness Testing scores from the previous year will be examined.

  • Individual athletes will need to obtain a reference from an external person such as a coach/trainer which outlines their history and success in their sport AND how they will support them in this programme.

Students who are currently enrolled in an SPD/SPA course must reapply for 2019.

Qualifications gained: 10 Level 1 NCEA credits

Level 1 Literacy credits: 10 credits

Approximate Contributions: $90

Next Step: 12SPA

Contact Person: Mr Dunn


Sport Academy: 12 SPA/13SPA Full Year

Course Description:This course supports the sporting development through structured training and learning seminars all aimed at improving their specific sporting knowledge and abilities. Throughout the course, the ability of the students to take responsibility for the planning and application of their own individual training plans will be experienced.

Entry Criteria: Completed application form as per the Sport Development application process and meet the entry criteria.

  • Must be selected AND be an active member of their chosen codes top team for Shirley Boys High School

  • Gain applicable code teacher approval if a returning Year 11, 12 and 13 student. If a new applicant their Physical Education teacher’s feedback will be sought.

  • Gain appropriate Teacher in charge of Sport approval.

  • Attend trials which will occur at lunchtimes or after school.

  • Fitness Testing scores from the previous will be examined.

  • Individual athletes will need to obtain a reference from an external person such as a coach/trainer which outlines their history and success in their sport AND how they will support them in this programme.

Students who are currently enrolled in an SPD/SPA course must reapply for 2019.

Qualifications gained: Nil

Approximate Contributions: 12SPA, 13SPA - $90

Contact Person: Mr Dunn