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 shotgun over/under or semi not pump).
Throughout the year students participate in a number of competitions including:
- Waikato interschools' 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; and ammunition and targets (a box of ammunition is approximately $10 and targets are $7).
Ian Campbell (teacher in charge)