House Sports Day is back!

February 8, 2024

After a few years of not being able to hold our full school Athletics Day because of COVID disruptions we are now in a position to be able to. This year we have decided to revamp the event to make it more inclusive and appeal to a wider range of students.

The ‘House Sports Event’ will take place on Tuesday 20th February at Porritt Stadium (78 Crosby Rd, Chartwell). Students need to be at Porritt Stadium at 9am and report directly to their house area for their attendance to be recorded. This is a school day and any absences will be marked as truant unless the school is notified with a genuine reason. The day will conclude at 3pm. This day is a great way for students to build house spirit, build stronger connections to their school, and try something new.

Students are to wear their school house colours (Rutherford – Red, Snell – Black, Sheppard – Blue, Hillary – Yellow, and Te Puea – Green). They should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and lunch. There will be a canteen and a sausage sizzle if students wish to purchase food or drinks.

This year’s ‘House Sports Day’ will be a house-based event where students will go around a number of non competitive events with the rest of their house, in a rotation. Students will still have the opportunity to compete in some traditional Athletics Day events as well as tabloid sports type events.

We will also cater for our competitive athletes with a pentathlon event which will include a range of running, jumping, and throwing events. Students will need to enter this event by way of a Google form, which will be sent to students. Competitive athletes will also get to participate in the house events throughout the day.

We encourage students to make their own way to Porritt Stadium. However, if students require transport, we have booked a small number of buses to and from the venue. Buses will depart from the front of school from 8:15am and return from 2.30pm. The cost for the bus is $5 return. So we can book the right number of buses, tickets for the bus must be pre purchased at Accounts by the end of Friday 16th February.

We look forward to seeing all our students have an enjoyable day out. Whaanau are welcome to attend and support but we do ask that you set up away from the house areas that will be located around the outside of the stadium.