St Paul’s Collegiate School offers badminton during Terms 1, 2 and 3 as a summer and winter sport option. Students from all year levels and of all athletic ability are invited to join the badminton programme as part of their compulsory sport option.
Social badminton is played in the gym during Term 1 from 3.45pm to 4.45pm for both boys and girls. During Terms 2 and 3, competitive badminton is offered in addition to social badminton (times to be advised).
Usually one boys’ team and one girls’ team compete in the Waikato secondary schools competition. Students are required to practice once a week, as well as compete in one match per week which is usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in the St Paul’s Sports Centre.
Possible coaching, qualifying and national tournament fees, as well as travel and accommodation costs, are disbursed to students' accounts accordingly.
- Teacher in Charge – Tess Hastie