Sports

At St Benedict’s School we aim to provide a challenging sporting programme and varying sporting experiences for all of our students.

During the academic year, the entire school takes part in swimming lessons at either Khandallah Easy Swim (New entrants to Year 2) or Keith Spry Pool (Year 3 to 8).

We make use of the facilities and instructors at Nairnville Park which is a short walk from school.  This allows us to provide our students with a wide range of sports, and enhance what we are able to do here on the school’s grounds.

We look for, and make the most of opportunities for our students to compete in Northern Zone and Wellington Sports’ events.  Our students represent our school with great pride and regularly achieve top results at inter-school and regional events.

Basketball (Years 7&8)

Basketball is a popular sport at St Benedict’s School, with a large number of students playing it at Year 7&8 level.

Basketball is played at Nairnville Rec Centre on Friday nights in Terms 2-4 against other schools from the surrounding area.

Teams are coached and managed by volunteers; as such, we rely heavily on the continued goodwill and support of our amazing parents to ensure that our teams are registered and students can enjoy the game of basketball.

Look out for registrations in the school newsletter towards the end of Terms 1, 2 and 3.

My friends and I love playing basketball at St Benedict’s.  How about you give it a go!

Miniball (Years 3-6)

Miniball is a prequel to the game of basketball. It is played at St Benedict’s School by students who are in Years 3-6. It is played on a smaller court, is lots of fun and is a great way to learn the game in a safe, controlled environment.

The students wear their school PE uniform while playing and representing the school. It is held at Nairnville Recreation Centre in Khandallah on Mondays and Tuesdays after school. It is a thoroughly enjoyable experience and lots of schools in the area compete against each other.

Teams are coached and managed by volunteers; as such, we rely heavily on the continued goodwill and support of our wonderful parents to ensure that our teams are registered and students can enjoy the game of basketball.

Look out for registrations in the school newsletter towards the end of Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Netball (Years 3-8)

Netball is a challenging yet enjoyable sport for students of all ages. Children at St Benedict’s have the opportunity to compete for their school from Year 3 to Year 8.

Being a Year 6 netballer, I enjoy two practices a week and a competitive game on Saturday morning. During practices we work on skills, play friendly games against older teams and practise our passing, positional play and shooting.

A St Benedict’s School we encourage students to play fairly and become team players.

Please view our Netball 2021 webpage for more information about how the Netball portfolio and sport are run at St Benedict’s School. https://www.st-benedicts.school.nz/?page_id=3646

All other sports (e.g. Football, Rugby, Hockey, Gymnastics, Swimming etc) are organised through local sports clubs.