The athletics programme at St Paul’s Collegiate School is offered to students of all athletic ability. Many students take the opportunity to join local clubs and compete in national and regional events while others choose to train and participate in school competitions. There is no compulsion for students to compete.
Students who choose to perform at a competitive level are given specialist training. St Paul’s has a long-standing history of success with a number of athletes placing first at national championships. Some have gone on to represent New Zealand in their chosen athletic discipline.
Each year students participate in regional and national events including:
- North Island Secondary Schools Championships
- New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships
- Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships
Costs involved in this sport include event entry fees, travel and accommodation costs for competitions and affiliation fees for students who choose to join a local club. Costs are disbursed to students' accounts accordingly.
- Jessica Hood selected to represent New Zealand in the under-20 category at the Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Fiji (2017)
Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships 2018
- Matthew Spence: First in senior boys’ long jump
- Caroline Kolver: First in intermediate girls’ shot put and intermediate girls’ discus and third in open girls' hammer throw
- Samuel McClay: First in senior boys’ 110m hurdles and second in 300m hurdles (open)
- Sitiveni Lose: First in junior boys’ high jump
- Lane Tims: First in senior boys’ high jump
- Toby Robb: First in junior boys' javelin
- Campbell Robb: Third in open boys' hammer throw
- Libby Clayton: Second in senior girls’ discus
- Ben Strang: Third in 300m hurdles (open)
- Henry Mclean-Bluck: Third in junior 80m hurdles
- Brooke Batters: Second in intermediate girls’ high jump and second in 80m hurdles
- Clay Richardson: Second in senior boys’ 400m
- Angus Orsler: Third in senior boys’ 3000m and second in senior boys’ 2000m steeplechase
- Senior boys’ 400m relay first place: Matthew Spence, Matthew Bond, Clay Richardson and Samuel McClay
- Teacher in Charge – Helen Chileshe