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Sports Faculty

Mrs Clare Kissick —

This week's update contains information regarding sideline behaviour for various codes, the Silverstream exchange, rowing AGM and the basketball quiz night.

Side-line Behaviour

As I wander around games at the weekend and receive emails on Monday morning I can see that we all need to be mindful of our side line behaviour.  Please be mindful of players and referees that are all trying to do their upmost best out there on the fields. The most important thing in any game is that everyone should be enjoying be involved in these games and most of all the players enjoying their games. From my experience, the most enjoyable games were watching my own children play sport and I was very proud of their achievements, even when they were losing. So please be mindful of what you do say on the side line.

Code of Conduct for St Bede’s College Parents

Students develop a sound approach to competition, learning to win with humility and lose with grace but always giving their best.

  • Remember that your son participates in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your son to participate, do not force them
  • Focus on the player’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
  • Encourage players always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence
  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or losing a competition
  • Remember that player’s learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants
  • Remember the game is for youth – not adults
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
  • Respect official’s decisions and teach players to do likewise
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your son could not participate
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

Hockey Behaviour

Hockey has introduced and sent the following reminder to all Schools and Clubs regarding side line behaviour.

On 31st May a hearing was held by the Judicial Committee to consider a complaint made by a club against a spectator for comments made during a competition game. The Judicial Committee decided a Code of Conduct Level One Suspension Offence (see Schedule 1, 1.2a) had occurred in that there was verbal abuse towards other Participants. As directed by the Guidelines within the Code of Conduct, the Judicial Committee have imposed a sanction of a three week stand‐down from any participation in hockey administered by Canterbury Hockey. This includes any matches, practices, competitions and functions at all venues under the jurisdiction of Canterbury Hockey. Venues include our main, club and school venues.

Rubgy Behaviour

Rugby have also introduced a brand-new sideline support campaign called “Yell & Scream, but Keep it Clean”. Sponsored by Burger King, the campaign is aimed at promoting a positive sideline environment by engaging parents and supporters to score the opposing team on their sideline behaviour and inputting the score online.

How does the score card work?

  • As part of the tools supplied by Burger King, each team will receive enough score cards to last them the season
  • Each week one parent wears the high-vis bib, reads the score card blurb and marks the opposing team out of 50 based on their sideline behaviour (5 x questions out of 10)
  • The parents go to the dedicated website, choose the date they played, the club and team they played and enter the score in out of 50
  • The way the total club score is calculated is total club scores / number teams in the club to get an average out of 50 (to make it fair for smaller clubs)
  • The clubs are then ranked in order of total points (accumulated each week)
  • The leaderboard is updated weekly with which club is leading, ranked from 1st place onward

Your club will receive:

  • A Sideline Supporter Bib for each team - for each team’s nominated scorer to wear
  • Supporter scorecard for each team – the nominated team person will score your opposition each week based on the criteria on the scorecard
  • A unique login for each team – Here you submit upload the supporter score of your opposition through www.burgerking.co.nz/keepitclean
  • A5 supporter manual for each parent – Here parents and supporters will find information about the initiative, how to upload scores, Burger King deals and what prizes you could win!
  • Posters for each club – Communicating the Big 3 focuses of the “Yell and Scream but Keep it Clean campaign”


Silverstream Exchange

We host Silverstream College from Wellington this Tuesday and billets are required from the Rugby 1st XV, Football 1st XI and the debating team.

Debate starts 11.00am at school, Football kick off is at 11.00am at English Park and Rugby will play on the number 1 field at 12.30pm.


1st XV play Shirley Boys’ high School tomorrow at 2.45pm at the College number one ground. The 15A Rugby are holding a BBQ during the game so come along and support them as well.

St Bede's College Rugby Club also have a major fundraiser underway, as they would like to purchase an electronic portable scoreboard for all sports. They are selling very good wines – this is the last week that orders will be taken so if you are keen to order some or have more information sent to you please email Jane Christian janec@pacepm.co.nz


St Bede’s College Basketball Club are holding a QUIZ NIGHT on Sunday 11 June at Robbie's Elmwood, 1 Normans Road, doors open from 6pm. Quiz starts 7pm. 3 tables available please phone Ali Hughes on 021 764 553 supper included 6 – 8 per table.


St Bedes College Hockey Club are selling supporters blankets - high quality polar fleece 50"x60" as a fundraiser for St Bedes Hockey Club - $30 each blanket for first shipment . Next order will be more expensive as supplier has changed. Get in first! Contact christine@duxtondental.co.nz for payment details.


The St Bede's College Rowing Club are advertising for a Head Rowing Coach – please see the add on Seek to obtain a Job Description please direct all enquires to the Director of Sport Clare Kissick.

The St Bede's College Rowing Club are holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday the 12 June at 7.00pm in the College Staffroom.

Winter training is underway for all students interested in Rowing this year.

Team of the week

Football 1st XI who keep making great progress each week.