Sport is an essential part of student development at St Paul’s Collegiate School, with participation in both summer and winter sport a compulsory part of school life.
St Paul’s sports programme caters to students of all abilities – from those less sporty to those who are pursuing sport as a career through St Paul’s High Performance Sports Programme.
Participation in sport allows students to experience individual success, the power of teamwork, personal discipline and healthy competitiveness.
Athletics, badminton, climbing, cricket, cycling, canoe polo, golf, mountain biking, rowing, shooting, squash, swimming, tennis, touch rugby, water polo, volleyball
Badminton, basketball, golf, cross country, cycling/multisport, golf, hockey, netball, rugby, football/soccer, rock climbing, squash, table tennis, water polo, weight training, shooting
Most sports are coached or managed by academic staff with professional sporting backgrounds. This co-curricular interaction helps foster positive relationships between teacher and student, resulting in a number of benefits in the classroom.
St Paul’s also employs a number of specialist high performance sports staff who provide additional training to students who have their sights set on regional and national representative selection. Students are provided with individualised programmes that cover skill, endurance, mental game and strategic play. This specialised training is also provided to St Paul’s first teams.
Many Old Collegians, who have become professional sports persons also visit St Paul’s throughout the year to share their experience and advice with students.
St Paul’s takes part in annual sports exchanges with schools across New Zealand and overseas including, but not limited to, Tauranga Boys College, Bethlehem College, Kings College, Wanganui Collegiate and Lindisfarne College.