St Paul’s Collegiate School offers shooting as a summer and winter sport to 10 students each year. Preference is given to senior students or those who have experience with firearms.
Multiple skills are learnt through this programme including firearm safety, care of firearms, shooting techniques as well as being a very responsible, mature and dependable person. Students also have the opportunity to sit a firearms licence.
Students wishing to participate in this sport must have access to their own firearm (a 12 gauge shot gun over/under or semi not pump).
Throughout the year students participate in a number of competitions including:
- Waikato interschoools competition
- North Island secondary schools competition
- South Island secondary schools competition
- National secondary schools competition
There is some cost associated with this sport including: membership fees for the local shooting club ($20) and NZ Clay Target Shooting Association ($35); entry for the interschools competition ($20) and club competitions; ammunition and targets (a box of ammunition is approximately $10 and targets are $7).
- Winners of the Winchester two-day trophy (2011)
- Team of the year (2009 and 2011)
- Winners of the Trans-Tasman interschool trophy (2009)
- Teacher in Charge – Ian Campbell