Use of sports facilities

Students are welcome to use the school’s sports facilities outside of their class and activity hours, however they must adhere to the school’s regulations which have been outlined below.

In case of an emergency while using the below listed facilities, call for help:

  • Ambulance 111
  • Health Clinic (first aid kit) at north end of tennis courts, phone 957 8820
  • Reception 957 8899 (Mon to Fri 8am-4.30pm)

Any damage to equipment is to be notified immediately – leave voice mail message if necessary:

  • Grounds maintenance 021 127 5216 or 021 256 6087
  • Director of Sport and Extra-Curricular Activities 029 201 3947
  • School Reception 07 957 8899 (Mon to Fri 8am-4.30pm)

Gymnasium

1. No food or drink is to be consumed in the gym.
2. No gymnastic equipment is to be used unless supervised by a physical education teacher.
3. Participation in gymnasium activities is only to occur when students are changed into appropriate clothing and footwear.
4. Leave bags and valuables in lockers provided in the changing rooms. St Paul’s Collegiate does not assume liability for any losses.
5. No equipment is to be removed from this room.

Hockey astroturf

1. Only authorised persons are to use the turf.
2. During anytime that the turf is in use, there shall be at least one adult designated as the supervisor who will supervise the turf at all times.
3. Only those persons who are authorised directly by the School may operate the lights, spray guns or pumps. Those persons who are not part of either the St Paul’s Collegiate School staff, coaching team or contracted grounds staff must first arrange to meet with staff – contact phone numbers are as follows:

  • Grounds maintenance 021 127 5216 or 021 256 6087
  • Director of Sport and Extra-Curricular Activities 029 201 3947
  • School Reception 07 957 8899

4. Nets, cables, supports and mechanisms are only to be adjusted by staff.
5. The turf is not to be used unless watered first and at least two hourly thereafter.
6. Only appropriate sports footwear is permitted on the turf. No school shoes or sandals are to be worn on the surface.
7. Please clean any grass, mud or dirt from the soles of shoes before entry.
8. No food is to be consumed on the turf.
9. No dogs or other animals on the turf.
10. Any blood spilt on the turf must be cleaned off immediately and sprayed with the appropriate cleaner.

Swimming pool

1. No students are to use the pool unsupervised.
2. Children under 8 years are not permitted in the swimming pool area unless supervised by a person at least 16 years old.
3. During any session when the pool is in use, there shall be at least one adult designated as the swimming pool supervisor who will supervise the pool at all times. The number of additional supervisors required will be determined by the number of swimmers.
4. Entrance to the swimming pool must be gained through the gates. The pool gate and or doors to the pool shall be securely closed at all times.
5. Behaviour that could be considered dangerous, such as running, pushing, holding under and screaming, is prohibited.
6. No food or drink is to be consumed in the swimming pool area unless authorised by the pool supervisor.
8. Swimming Times:

  • Students: Mon to Sat 6.45am-5.15pm and 6.30pm-9pm; Sun 6.45am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Staff: Mon to Sat 5.15pm-6.30pm; Sun 12.30pm-2.00pm, 5pm-6pm

Weights room (fitness centre)

1. Only authorised persons are to enter the room and use the equipment.
2. There shall be at least one adult person present at all times.
3. Leave bags and valuables in lockers provided in the changing rooms. St Paul’s Collegiate does not assume liability for any losses.
4. No equipment is to be removed from this room.
5. Avoid banging or dropping weights.
6. Return weights / equipment to their designated place.
7. Share equipment – allow others to work in with you.
8. Wear only appropriate sports footwear and clothing at all times.
9. Wear deodorant and regularly wash workout gear.
10. Use a towel when working out.
11. Wipe equipment after use.
12. No food is to be consumed in the Fitness Centre.
13. No chewing gum in the Fitness Centre.
14. No performance enhancing foods or drinks are permitted.
15. Respect others at all times and comply with gym etiquette.
16. Any blood spilt must be cleaned off immediately and sprayed with the appropriate cleaner – under AV/TV tuner box.
17. The Fitness Centre is monitored by CCTV for security purposes only.

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