We believe that every student should experience the benefits of being active and part of a team. That’s why, at St Paul’s, it is mandatory for all students to participate in both a summer and a winter sport.
This practise not only keeps our students physically active but also promotes teamwork, leadership, and a sense of belonging. It’s all about creating a positive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, both in the classroom and on the field.
Objectives of sport at St Paul’s
- Provide a programme that caters to all levels of abilities and sporting aspirations
- Encourage and support students in fulfilling their sporting potential
- Promote well-being and healthy lives through physical activity
- Foster positive social relationships through sporting activities
Why sport is mandatory at St Paul’s
Our school is committed to standing apart by actively promoting and facilitating physical activity throughout the teenage years. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students not only excel academically but also enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of an active lifestyle, setting the stage for a brighter and healthier future.
Nationally, there is a noticeable decline in the number of active hours among teenagers as screen time often increases and participation in physical activities tends to decrease. This trend is a matter of concern for several reasons, including the potential negative impact on their physical and mental well-being.
At St Paul’s, we recognise the importance of challenging this paradigm. Our commitment to being different lies in our unwavering dedication to the well-rounded development of our students by providing opportunities for our students to engage in sports, physical education, and extracurricular activities. This participation is a vital component of their education, fostering not only physical fitness but crucial life skills, teamwork, leadership, and time management. Sport at St Paul’s empowers our students to lead healthier, more active lives and sets a positive example for their peers.
Director of Sport – Brad Emslie
Sports Administrator – Sandra Ardern