Sports

Sharon
Komene

Sports Coordinator
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SPORTS

Parakai School offers extracurricular activities to enrich teaching and learning at our school. Extracurricular activities provide an all-rounded, enrichment development of our tamariki. Being involved and committed to school life is important for each child as they learn more about themselves, our values, and expectations.   Parents, caregivers, and whanau are invited and encouraged to share their skills, interests, and expertise by volunteering to be part of our extracurricular activities offered.  Support from our parents, caregivers, and whanau is what really makes our sporting events valuable and enables our tamariki possibilities to participate. This ensures that our children have opportunities to explore our sporting and other rich opportunities that the community can partner with us.  

NETBALL 

Parakai School competes in the Kaipara Netball Association Competition Round. Our games are played at Rautawhiri Park every Saturday morning, from 9.00am to 2.40pm. Teams are formed from Year 1 to Year 8 students and the competition runs during Term 2 & Term 3. 

TOUCH RUGBY

Parakai School competes in the Kaipara Touch Association Competition Round. Our games are played at Rautawhiri Park every Friday afternoon, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Teams are formed with students from Year 1 to Year 8. This competition runs from Term 4 then over to the following year finishing in March.

CROSS COUNTRY

The Parakai School Cross Country is held at our local neighbours farm where students of all age groups get the opportunity and experience in running through a terrain of muddy paddocks on set tracks for different age groups.  This is a fun day to celebrate in our House Colours along with positive competition. Cross Country is usually set in Term 3.  Year 5 to 8 students are given the opportunity to attend the Kaipara and NorWest Cross Country Competitions. 

ATHLETICS

Parakai Schools Athletics Day is held in Term 4. Our structured programme supports whole school participation with a celebration of our House Colours along with positive competition. Year 4 to Year 8 students are given the opportunity to attend Kaipara Athletics. Year 7 & 8 students are given the opportunity to attend NorWest Athletics. 

SWIMMING

Parakai School Swimming takes place at the local Parakai Swimming Pools. This event is supported by Kaipara Coast Learn to Swim who offers a set structured programme to engage students in learning skills needed to swim and be safe around water. The school only receives funding for students from years 3 – 6 for a limited sessions.  When available, the opportunity is extended to younger and older students.

KAIPARA & NORWEST EVENTS

Parakai School is in partnership with Kaipara Combined Sports, North Western Sports and Harbour Sports. These outside organisations offer opportunities for our tamariki to be able to attend and participate in sporting events and programmes to enhance their teamwork and communication skills.