St Albans School Sport Guidelines
The following are guidelines for sport at our school. While we endeavor to cater for as many children as possible, numbers are limited to the availability of coaching from teachers and parents. Also, we are only allowed to enter two teams in each sport - a directive that is from the Canterbury Primary School Sports Board. The selection of children in school representative teams is performance based.
Sport is an extra curricular activity provided to our children by many enthusiastic teachers and parents and selection of teams is always difficult so we ask you to respect our decisions.
There is a cost for most sports. This is for transport only (except for basketball). We are getting a fantastic service from the sporting organisations that run these events, which include coaching, organising draws, and generally coordinating the entire event(s). Our school pays to join these organising bodies and the children do get a great opportunity. The transport cost is kept to a minimum. No pay unfortunately means no play. If you have difficulty paying please apply in writing to the Principal's 'Acorn fund'.
In each term children may trial for any number of sports, however, if a child is selected in more than one sport and the sports are played at the same time, they will obviously have to make a commitment to one only.
Children who do not gain selection will be involved in organised sport at school.
I have contacts with local clubs in our community so our students can further their sporting interest with Saturday sport. Information can be obtained from myself, Glen McKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shaye Textor email@example.com
Girls - We enter our teams in the Canterbury Primary Schools Cricket Competition. This competition is played in the first term. Teams consist of 8 players with two or three reserves. All players are required to bowl and bat. The teams practise once a week and games are played on Friday afternoons on a home and away basis. All year 4 to 6 girls are eligible.
Mixed - This team is primarily for boys however each team of 10, with two reserves, must have a minimum of two girls. All team players must bat and bowl. The teams are entered in the Canterbury Primary Schools Cricket Competition. This competition runs in term 4. Teams practise once a week with games on Friday afternoons on a home and away basis. All year 4 to 6 children, boys and girls are eligible.
Mixed - Teams of up to 10 children will be playing in an 8 week competition at South Hagley Park. All Yr 5 and 6 children are eligible - Term 1
There is transport cost of approximately $50 for softball and touch.
Those children who are not selected in the Friday inter-school competition will be involved in skills and game sessions at school at the same time.
Swimming Yr 4 - 6
Our swimming team is selected from our swimming sports in the first term. Only those that can confidently swim 50 metres totally unassisted are eligible, as this is the distance that our swimmers compete in at the zones. Children must be in year 5 or 6 to compete in the zones.
All children from Yr 1 to Yr 6 compete in the School Cross Country, which is held early in Term 2 at English Park. Our cross- country team is selected from our School Cross Country races. The first 6 boys and girls from each year group – (Yr 5 & 6) will make up the squad. These children will train during lunch times. They will compete at the North Zone champs at Halswell Quarry in term 2. Top “place getters” will compete in the Christchurch finals at Halswell Quarry in June.
The weekly inter-school competition is for Yr 5/6 children only as stated by the Canterbury Primary Schools Sports Association.
Those children who are not selected in the Friday inter-school competition will be involved in skills and games at school at the same time.
Hockey, Netball, Soccer and Rugby will compete in weekly sport on Friday afternoons in the last 6 weeks of term 2 and the first 5 weeks of term 3. Trials will determine initial selection, however teams will be monitored and re-selected depending on attitude and performance over the weekly games, for the term 3 competition and the North Zone Tournament.
Trials will determine the initial selection of our teams. Teams can be mixed and comprise of 9 players with 2 or 3 reserves. Practice is once a week at lunchtimes. The teams play in a 6 aside tournament at the North Zones and the Friday weekly tournament. All year 5 and 6 children, girls and boys are eligible.
Trials will determine the initial selection of our teams. Teams will be mixed and will be comprised of 6 players and 2 or 3 reserves. Practice is once a week at lunchtimes. All year 5 and 6 children are eligible.
Trials will determine the initial selection. Teams can be mixed. They will be comprised of 6 players with 2 or 3 reserves. Practice is once a week during lunchtime. All Year 5 and 6 children are eligible.
There is an option to enter hockey teams in a Saturday morning competition. This is an out of school option and parent coaching and management is required.
Trials will determine the initial selection. Teams will be comprised of 10 players with 3 reserves. Practice is once a week at lunchtimes. All year 5 and 6 children are eligible.
There is transport cost of approximately $50 for Friday Winter Sport.
This is run subject to the availability of coaches.
Trials will determine selection. All Yr 5/6 children are eligible. Teams will be mixed and will compete in the Bishopdale Y.M.C.A. competition. The competition is in term 2 and 3. Teams consist of 5 players and 2 to 3 reserves. Practice is once a week at lunchtime and games are on Thursday afternoon/evenings and occasionally Fridays.
There is cost of approximately $60.00
Our athletic team is selected from our school athletics in term 4.
Those children who are year 5 or over are eligible for sprints, relay, high jump, long jump, shot- put and discus teams and for
the 1000 meter and 1200 meters races at the North Zone Champs.
Trials to select these distance athletes will be held soon after our school athletics day.
*Canty. Primary School Athletic rules state that any representative may only enter the following - 2 sprints (including relay) and 1 field event or
1 sprint and 2 field events or
3 field events