Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School has a variety of sporting opportunities, ranging from Athletics to Water Polo.
The School sports and extra-curricular activities, provide students with valuable learning experiences.  From trying new sports, playing sports they enjoy, to developing and strengthening a range of skills, as well as learning valuable social skills, and the opportunity for students to create and enhance friendships.
Our School’s sports could not be run without the help and support of our parents and whanau. We are always looking for passionate family members to coach or manage our teams, or volunteer at our school run events. There is no experience required, time commitment is minimal.  It is an awesome, positive experience, plus your child will love having you involved.  If you would like further information in regards to coaching or managing a St Mary’s Sports Team please email Steven Finlayson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TERM 4 SPORTS:

CRICKET
Cricket the quintessential Kiwi Summer game is lots of fun, and helps develop the fundamental skills of catching, throwing and hitting. At primary school level great importance is put on participation, with all players being given an equal opportunity to bat and bowl.

Cricket is played at various venues around the WBoP. Games begin with a grading round on 21st of October (1st Saturday of term one) and runs for the entire term.

Divisions are:
•    Year 3 – 5: Division 2 Cricket.  For novice cricket players.
•    Year 4 – 6: Division 1 Cricket.  For more experienced cricket players

SUPERSTAR CRICKET ACADEMY
Superstar Cricket Academy is for Year 1 – 3 students, beginner cricket players.  The focus is on developing skills in a fun format.

Registration for the Superstar Cricket Academy is done via New Zealand Cricket, not St Mary’s.  If your child is interested in attending the Superstar Cricket Academy CLICK HERE. Our Major Association is Northern Districts.

FLIPPABALL
Flippaball not only helps develop the skills of passing and catching a ball, but also provides the opportunity to increase water confidence. Plus, it is a great opportunity for everyone to have a good splash around.

Flippaball is played at Memorial Pool on a Tuesday evening, from 23rd October (week 2 of term 4) until 4th December (second to last week of term 4). St. Mary’s has teams for all years 3 – 6 students.

Games are played at:
•    3:30 pm – 7:30 pm for years 3 & 4
•    4:00 pm – 8:30 pm for years 5 & 6.

FUTSAL
Futsal is available for year 5 – 6 students.  It is a fun, fast-paced and exciting small-sided soccer game, for experienced soccer players.  Futsal develops technical skill and ability, and the tight spaces means quick decision making is important. With the opposition constantly attacking, maintaining possession of the ball is critical and this helps develop great passing skills.

Futsal is played at ASB Arena, Baypark on a Sunday afternoons, from 28th October (week 2 of term 4) until 16th December (last week of term 4).

Games are played between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

KIWI VOLLEYBALL
Kiwi Volleyball is available for year 5 – 6 students.  The modified rules used in Kiwi Volleyball are a fantastic, easy and fun way to introduce your child to the game. Volleyball is a great way to improve your child’s hand-eye coordination, reflexes and balance.

Volleyball is played on a Friday afternoon at QEYC (Memorial Park) from 26th October (week 2 of term 4) until 7th December (week 8 of term 4).

Games are played between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

SUMMER SOCCER
Summer Soccer is played in teams of 5-aside.  The low key, social aspect of this league is a great way to introduce your child to football.  It is designed to be fast and fun, maximising participation and touches of the ball.  This team sport promotes team work, ball skills, communication and is a lot of fun.

Summer Soccer is played at Morland Fox Park (Devon Street, Greerton) and begins on the 23rd  October (week 2 of term 4) until 11th December (week 8 of term 4).  St Mary’s has teams for all year 1 – 6 students.

Games are played at:
•    3:45 pm and 4:10 pm for years 1 – 4
•    4:35 pm and 5:00 pm for years .5 & 6

TOUCH RUGBY
Touch Rugby is a fast, safe, non-contact, easy game to play for both boys and girls. Being non-contact, it is perfect for those who don’t play rugby, but would like to give it a go.  For those who do play rugby, Touch Rugby is an ideal way to keep up your rugby skills and fitness.

Touch Rugby is played at Greerton Marist Rugby Club (Oropi Road, Greerton) and begins on the 17th October (week 1 of term 4) until 19th December (last week of term 4). St Mary’s has teams for all year 1 – 6 students.

Games are played at 4:00pm, 4:35pm or 5:10pm

WATER POLO
Water Polo is for year 5 and 6 students.  It is a unique fun filled water based game.  Water Polo is a physically demanding sport, which is played by experienced swimmers.  

Water Polo is played on a Friday afternoon at Toi-Ohomai (formerly known as Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) pool from 23rd October (week 2 of term 4) until 4th December (week 8 of term 4).

Games are played between 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Regards
Steven