Sports

At Grant’s Braes School we offer a wide range of physical activities and sporting opportunities, including:

  • Futsal (indoor football), rippa rugby, touch and teeball (Terms 1 and 4)
  • Netball, miniball and hockey (Terms 2 and 3)

Coaches and Managers

We rely on parents and caregivers to coach and manage most sports teams, and are very fortunate to have so many parents who are willing to work with, and support, our children. Where possible we invite external organisations to provide sporting experiences within school time such as cricket and hockey coaching, and golf tuition.

Peninsula Cluster Events

Our school is also part of the Peninsula cluster, and we participate in a number of events such as the:

  • Ariki Cup cross country run
  • Athletic sports day with Anderson’s Bay School
  • South Zone athletic sports

Sports Uniform  

Grant’s Braes sports uniforms must be worn for all sports games and events and occasionally extra items are required too, such as shin pads or mouth guards. The sports uniform can be ordered and purchased through the Kindo system.

Fair Play

We encourage our children to demonstrate fair play and to show respect to their teammates, the opposition, the referees and their coaches. All children who register for a sports team must adhere to our Fairplay Code of Conduct which can be downloaded HERE.

Sports

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Palmerston/Grant's Braes School Interchange

This is an annual event where senior school representatives from Grant’s Braes and Palmerston compete in a selection of sports, with each school hosting the sports on alternate years.
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Futsal

Futsal (indoor soccer) is played on Wednesday afternoons at the Edgar Centre in Terms 1 and 4. Futsal is for all year levels and is very popular for all ages. Children require shin pads and long red socks in addition to the sports uniform.
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Teeball

Teeball is played at Bathgate Park on Saturday mornings in Terms 1 and 4. Teeball is a great game for all ages and we offer Teeball for all year levels. Please note, if your child wishes to play Teeball in Term 4, they must also continue the season after the Christmas holidays and play in Term 1 the following year.
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Netball

Netball is a winter sport played in Terms 2 and 3 at the Edgar Centre. Netball is currently offered for children of all ages, and games are held on different days depending on year level. In the 2017, Year 1-4 children played on a Monday afternoon and Year 5-6 played on a Tuesday afternoon.
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Miniball

Miniball is played on Thursdays after school in Terms 2 and 3. Games are held at the Edgar Centre and are offered for Year 3-6 children. Children are required to wear a mouthguard in addition to their sports uniform.
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Hockey

Hockey is played on Wednesdays after school in Terms 2 and 3. Games are held at the hockey turf in Harbour Terrace and are offered for Year 3-6 children. Children are required to wear a mouthguard, shin pads and long red socks in addition to their sports uniforms. Your child does not need to purchase their own hockey stick, as they can borrow one from school if needed.
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Rippa Rugby

Rippa rugby is played on Monday afternoons at the Edgar Centre in Terms 1 and 4. Rippa is offered for children in Years 3-6 only.
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Touch Rugby

Touch is played on Thursday afternoons at the Oval in Terms 1 and 4. Touch is offered for children in Years 3-6 only.