Announcement : 

Read-athon Fundraiser for playground upgrade – Sign up now!

Sports

Our Sports Coordinator is Anneke van Eyndhoven. Anneke is in charge of coordinating a range of sports and relies on parents and caregivers to coach and manage many teams. We update the website monthly and provide current information when it is available will be directly through out fortnightly TPS Newsletter. If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke on sports@tps.school.nz

Takapuna Primary School Physical Education

Physical Education and Sports play an important role at Takapuna Primary School and all students are encouraged to take an active part. We consider that all students should be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities, and the emphasis is on attitude, sportsmanship and perseverance in both individual and team sports. We aim to provide a balanced curriculum where all learners participate in a range of Physical Education activities and games. Students experience a wide variety of sport-related skills and further development of their fundamental movement skills during weekly P.E. lessons. Some examples of the skills are:

  • Fostering teamwork, communication, and resilience.
  • Throwing, catching, striking, and fielding.
  • Dribbling, passing, defending and shooting.
  • Passing, attacking, defending, and use of space for court & field games.
  • Hand/eye & foot/eye coordination, reaction time, & fitness
  • Running, jumping and throwing for Athletics.
  • Rotation, balance, spring, strength, flexibility for Gymnastics.

During Term One and Term Four all learners at Takapuna Primary School participate in two Water Skills for Life lessons taken by classroom teachers. Swimming Carnival events are organised and led by each Whānau team: Kiwi Y0-2; Tūi Y3-4; and Kererū Y5-6.

During Term Two all learners at Takapuna Primary School participate in the School Cross Country. The Cross Country event is organised and led by each Whānau team: Kiwi Y0-2; Tūi Y3-4; and Kererū Y5-6.

During Term Four all learners at Takapuna Primary School participate in School Athletics. The Athletics event is organised and led by each Whānau team: Kiwi Y0-2; Tūi Y3-4; and Kererū Y5-6.

As much as possible we enlist the support of sporting groups to help coach our students to learn the specific skills for a particular sport. We have had extra coaching and opportunities from Auckland Cricket, Harbour Rugby, NZ Basketball, Kelly Sports, Gymnastics.

All students are involved in a daily fitness maintenance programme. There are guidelines that provide further information about our school policies and documents. These are available on School Docs.

Pupuke Cluster Sports Days

There are competitive sport options where selected students represent Takapuna Primary School against other schools in the local Pupuke Cluster includes: Swimming (Y4-6); Rippa Rugby (Y3-6); Soccer (Y3-6); Athletics (Y4-6) and Cross Country (Y4-6).

A current list of the extra-curricular sports supported by Takapuna Primary School.

Important reminder: For the safety, care and successful participation of your child/ren in sports – we ask that parents are actively involved and supporting their children to develop, grow and engage in the sport. We find this shared understanding makes the difference between children engaging with playing sports rather than an after school activity.

Please click on the title of each sport for further information

A couple of points to note:

  • TPS participates within the Primary School Touch Module run by www.localtouch.co.nz
  • Parents, your child/ren need your support, both in registering them to play before closing dates and in supporting them at their games wherever possible.
  • We will have firm registration dates for each sport which will be available on our Takapuna Primary School website or School Newsletters. All registrations MUST be in before these dates as this is how we register our teams within leagues and events. This information also supports our sports coordinator to organise and liaise teams.
  • We will be seeking coaches for each of our teams in each sport, so parents please be ready to offer some of your time and willingness to coach or manage your child/ren’s sports team where you can.
  • When your child/ren are registering for any sports team here at TPS they and you are committing to the duration of that league/sport/competition. We encourage everyone to have a go at a sport/s of interest and encourage inclusion for all Takapuna Primary students.

Basketball/Mini-ball

Miniball is a modified version of basketball designed for Primary School children. It is played on a smaller court with lower hoops and a smaller ball.

The Y5-6 players participate in the Basketball grade.

If you would like your child/ren to play Basketball/Mini-ball, please register by completing the link

Venue: YMCA – North Shore

Game Days: Thursdays

Grades: Year 3&4, Year 5&6 – mixed, boys or girls

By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee immediately.

Year 3/4 teams play between 3:30 – 5:00 pm approximately.

Year 5/6 teams play between 5:00 – 8:30 pm approximately.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Cricket

Cricket will be on offer in Term One, with several opportunities for our Year 3 to 6 students to represent TPS and participate in one day tournaments. For those extra keen cricketers there is also the opportunity to participate within the cricket express junior leagues at the local cricket club.

Cricket Opportunities:

Cricket Blitz:

A fun, after school but intra-school competition played amongst TPS Yr 5 & 6 students, boys & girls. With an opportunity to go to the Auckland finals day.

Cricket Express Junior Leagues:

If enough kids are interested there are Saturday leagues on offer at all Cricket clubs around Auckland for all abilities, Years 2 to 6.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Splash Polo

Takapuna Primary School participate in the North Harbour Water Polo, Splash Polo Competition, played at AUT Millennium Pool on Sunday afternoons.

Splash Polo (formally known as Flippa Ball) and most commonly known as ‘Mini Water Polo’. The game is a water-based sport and is a great way for kids to be active while building confidence when in the water. Splash Polo is for primary aged school children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Playing & Competition Information:

Teams & Grades:

TPS will aim to have the following teams depending on numbers registered:

  • Year 3 & 4 mixed boys and girls
  • Year 5 & 6 mixed boys and girls

Depending on the number of TPS students who register in time to play will depend on the make-up of the teams each term and year. Teams are 7-a-side in the pool and up to 2 subs (maximum of 9 players per team).

Ability:

Splash Polo can be a tough game to play, a moderately high level of swimming ability is required. All players wishing to play flippa ball must be able to complete the following:

Swim 50m freestyle (2 lengths of TPS school pool) unsupported/unaided and non-stop without putting their feet down.

Tread water or perform egg beater for 60 seconds (1 minute) unsupported/unaided and non-stop.

Games:

Games are played on Sunday afternoons and evenings with rounds scheduled between 1pm and 7pm each week, with younger players playing in the earlier time slots.

Games are 2 x 8 minute halves, 16 minutes in duration.

Draw:

The draw will be published on the North Harbour Waterpolo website for the season.

Uniforms:

  • There is no TPS playing uniform for flippa ball.
  • Players must be in swimwear. Rash shirts and long sleeve swimwear are not advised for flippa ball.
  • No goggles to be worn
  • Water polo caps are provided for each player by NH Water polo

Fees:

  • TPS flippa ball Fees are $60 per player per term, to be paid at either the school office or online payment portal.

Registrations for all TPS teams are currently CLOSED

Coaching:

Our TPS Splash Polo teams require parent support in coaching and managing teams. If your child/ren are registered to play within a TPS team and you are able to assist with coaching or managing please indicate this on your child/ren’s registration. We need volunteer coaches and managers to help!

Note: By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Hockey

Playing Day:

Monday

Playing Times:

Year 3/4 teams play between 4.00 – 5.30pm approx and Year 5/6 teams play between 5.30 – 6.30pm

Venue:

Rosedale Park, Albany

Grades:

Year 3 to 6

By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee .

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Netball

Takapuna Primary School participate in the Netball North Harbour, Primary School and Junior Netties winter netball competitions, played at the Barfoot & Thompson Netball North Harbour netball centre on Wednesdays (Primary school competition) and Saturdays (junior netties competition). The netball programmes and competitions are for primary school players from year 1 through to year 6.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Rippa Rugby

General

The tournament is run by North Harbour Rugby for 70+ teams from the primary schools in the Takapuna/Milford/Devonport/Northcote area.

Rippa Rugby is the non-contact version of rugby. Check out a video HERE

Teams & Grades:

TPS will aim to have the following teams depending on numbers registered:

  • Year 3 & 4 boys
  • Year 3 & 4 girls
  • Year 5 & 6 boys
  • Year 5 & 6 girls

Team Composition:

Teams are not graded, everyone who registers and pays their fees gets to play.

  • Year 3/4 Teams are 7-a-side on the field, with reserves
  • Year 5/6 Teams are 7-a-side on the field, with reserves

Tournament Dates: (save dates are the following Tuesday)

  • TBA

Game Times:

Games are played during the school day, with 3-4 games played each tournament day, between 9.30am – 2.30pm

Venue:

Onewa Domain (Takapuna RFC)

Transport

We will ask for help in the week leading up to the tournament for parents that can take a carload of learners to & from the venue. If we exceed our numbers and require a bus there will be further costs to cover the booking to transport our learners.

Uniform:

  • Players are to play in the TPS Sports Top
  • Black/navy blue sport/activity shorts
  • All games are played in bare feet

Fees:

  • $15 covers all 2 tournament days, to be paid through the school’s online payment portal HERO.
  • All fees must be paid prior to the first game
  • If we require more transport and need to book a bus there will be extra fees to cover these costs.

Team Practices:

Once teams are established there will be some trainings before school or at lunch time in the lead up to the competition.

Registrations:

  • If your child is interested in playing Rippa Rugby for TPS, please complete the online registration form here
  • Please note all players will be required to complete an additional registration form with North Harbour Rugby here.

ON THE DAY

Timings

  • Please meet by the school hall by 8.30am
  • We will leave school around 9.00am
  • The first round of games starts at approximately 9.30am and the last round finished by 2pm.
  • Teams play 3-4 games throughout the day
  • Depending on each teams draw, we arrive back at school between 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Team Management

While there will be a teacher present, for parents that are able to stay, help is required to with organising the teams for example, helping them get their belts & tags sorted, making sure they are at the right place at the right time, helping kids substitute during games etc.

Games/Draw

We generally find out the draw the day before – this will be sent to parents as soon as we know.

Cancellation/Postponement

  • If the fields are open then the tournament is generally played.
  • The school is only notified of cancellation at 8am morning of the tournament.
  • If cancelled the kids just have a normal day at school and the back-up day is the following week.

Food/Clothing

  • We are a water only school so learners will be required to follow the school guidelines on all sports trips.
  • The learners seem to spend all day eating, so lots of snacks are good.
  • A named drink bottle is essential
  • Bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Ski & Snowboard

Every Thursday 15 children from TPS head out to Snow Planet to enjoy an hour on the slopes as part of the new Snow Programme offered at our school. Some are learning to ski or snowboard, whilst others have already mastered that part and are now learning to improve their technique and skill level. Each group has a fun and experienced instructor to teach them and a bunch of other kids to learn with. Meanwhile, the parents can sit inside by the fire and enjoy watching without being cold. Everyone has been having a great time and lots of smiling faces as they come off the snow.

More information will follow in our School Newsletter.

If you would like your child/ren to be part of the ski and snowboard programme, please contact sports@tps.school.nz

Registration link HERE

Programme Day:

TBA

Playing Times:

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue:

Snow Planet

Grades:

All abilities

Fees:

$228 for 6 weeks (includes equipment hire)

By registering your child in a sporting activity, you agree that your child will play for the duration of their intended season and will pay the registration fee.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Soccer

We are passionate about Football here at Takapuna Primary School! There are many opportunities throughout the year for our children to experience football. We participate in many inter-school competitions and run skills sessions through our Physical Education programme. We recently participated in the North Shore Peninsula Football Tournament and had an extremely successful day. All of the children made us so proud by showing the TPS values through their actions.

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz

Water Skills for Life

The school swimming season is during Terms One and Four, provided that the weather is suitable. All children are expected to take part in lessons in the pool twice a week. Water Skills for Life is an important part of the compulsory Physical Education curriculum. Please check that your child/ren brings togs, towel and goggles on their swimming days. Please check with their teacher on which days to bring these so they take part in the practical lessons with their class.

Water Skills for Life in primary schools is an essential part of education. It comes right at the beginning of our children’s school learning so that it’s embedded for the life of the child.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby at TPS is offered in Term Four with opportunities for all ages to play. TPS students are able to register and play touch rugby in the appropriate TPS touch team outside of school hours (after school).

If you have never seen touch played before then check out this video: Beginners Guide to Touch Rugby

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz