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.
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.
Students train on Monday and Thursday after school. For those who are more serious, by arrangement with Mr Wilson and Mr Muirhead there is a competition with Hamilton Hawks on Wednesday evenings, 5.30-7pm at Porritt Stadium.
Contact and coaches
Helen Chileshe (teacher in charge)
View our athletics coaches here