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Learning at St Andrew’s College

students at St Andrew’s College play for the school. Parents / students may apply in writing to the Head of Sport for a dispensation from their sporting obligations where there is a significant commitment to a sport or activity outside the College which is not catered for in the College. We expect students who have selected a sport for the season to make every effort to commit to the team. This means turning up to practices and games at the correct time and informing the coach beforehand if they are unable to do so. In several sports, failure to field sufficient numbers on the day can result in a fine for the school.

Information to Students and Parents Sports meetings are held every Thursday morning and students should also regularly check the daily notices for sports information.

Athletics is made up of sprints, relays, middle distance, jumps, throws and hurdles. In Term 1 the focus will be on fundamental skills and in Term 4 it will become more specific skill learning. Students can wear their PE uniform or purchase the school athletic singlet from the College Shop.

Sports Associations St Andrew’s College is part of the Independent Schools Sports Association and the Canterbury Primary Schools Sports Association. We compete in various tournaments run by these organisations.

Sports Exchanges Inter-school sports days are held throughout the year. These include other local independent schools, schools around the North and South Islands, and Australia.

Sports Carnivals at St Andrew’s College: Term 1: Swimming, Duathlon Term 2: Cross Country Term 4: Athletics

SUMMER SPORTS Athletics (Mrs Kate Taylor) Athletics is available for students from Years 4–8. There are two options. Mornings (7.30am–8.15am) offer Year 6–8 students the opportunity to focus on a specific skill (running or jumping or throwing). The Monday afternoon option is for Year 3–5 students. Students rotate through the various disciplines in the afternoon.

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Cricket (Mr Alex Kelley) Cricket is offered as a summer sport to students in Years 4–8 in Term 1 and Years 3–8 in Term 4. All junior cricket is played between 9.00am and midday on Saturdays. Years 7–8 Premier teams play in the afternoon from 12.30pm. Years 4–8 teams will generally practise once per week with the Preparatory First XI training twice per week. Practice sessions are usually held after school, running for approximately one hour. A cricket skills centre is offered to Year 1–2 students in Terms 1 and 4, separate from the teams which play in the Canterbury Junior Cricket Association. This focuses on skill development and takes place on Thursdays, 3.30pm–4.30pm. Cricketers are provided with a cricket shirt. They also need to have white shorts or cricket trousers and white socks. It is recommended that students wear either white trainers or specialist cricket footwear. Players may wear either a blue St Andrew’s College cap or broadbrimmed sun hat. Those selected for the First XI will be provided with a First XI cap, which will be disbursed to their account.

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Preparatory School Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of a large and bu...

Preparatory School Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of a large and bu...