Guidelines

St Albans School Sport Guidelines 2017

The following are guidelines for sport at our school. While we endeavour to cater for as many children as possible, numbers are limited to the availability of teams allowed to be entered and coaching from teachers and parents. The selection of children 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 some sports. This is for transport only (except for basketball). We are getting a fantastic service from the sporting organisations who 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 (glen.mckenzie@stalbans.school.nz)

Summer Sport

Cricket
Girls - We enter our teams in the Milo Canterbury 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 Milo Canterbury 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.

Tag Touch (kiwi tag)
Mixed - Teams of up to 12 children will be playing in a 6 week competition at South Hagley Park. All Yr 5 and 6 children are eligible - Term 1

Softball
Mixed - Teams of up to 10 children will be playing in a 6 week competition at South Hagley Park. All Yr 5 and 6 children are eligible - Term 1

There is transport cost of approximately $25 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 at QE2. If a child in Year 4 is a very competent swimmer eg. has canterbury records, then they may be eligible to swim in the senior competition (at the discretion of the Sports Coordinator) but will not be eligible for the School team. Canterbury Primary School rules state "Age is at 1st January. Children must be 9 years or older to participate, OR in year 5 at school (ie participants must be in year 5 as the minimum age group)". This means any Year 5 eight year olds competing must race with the 9 year olds as this is who they will swimming against at the zones and Canterbury champs as there is effectively no 8 year old age group. The first two swimmers in the following events will comprise the swim team - freestyle, backstroke , breaststroke and butterfly.  Please note Canterbury Primary School rules state breaststroke a will be swum in 11yrs and under and 11 years and over categories and butterfly in an 'open' category. The team competes in the North East Zone championship and top “place getters”, 9yrs and over will compete in the Christchurch finals.


Cross Country
All children from Yr 1 to Yr 6 compete in the School Cross Country which is held early in Term 1 at English ParkOur cross country team is selected from our School Cross Country championship races. Age is at 1 April. The first 6 boys and girls from each age group - 9 to 11 will make up the squad (children can be 8 year olds provided they are in year 5) but must compete in the 9 years category at school in order to qualify as this is the age group they would race against at the Zones and Canterburys. These children will train during lunch times and will be given a training programme for the holidays.They will compete at the North East Zone champs at Halswell Quarry in term 2. Top “place getters” will compete in the Christchurch finals at Halswell Quarry in June.


Cycling
We hold an individual pursuit for every year group. This is open to all students and is held on our circular grass track on the field. The first four fastest riders will get to race again on finals day.


Winter Sport

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 sills and ganes at school at the same time.

Hockey, Netball, Soccer and Rugby will compete in weekly sport on Friday afternoons in the last 5 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 North East Zone Tournament.

Soccer
Trials will determine the initial selection of our teams. Teams can be mixed and are comprised 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 East Zones and the Friday weekly tournament. All year 5 and 6 children, girls and boys are eligible.

Hockey
Trials will determine the initial selection of our teams. Teams will be mixed and will be comprised of 8 players and 2 or 3 reserves. Practice is once a week at lunchtimes. All year 5 and 6 children are eligible.

Netball
Trials will determine the initial selection. Teams can be mixed. They will be comprised
of 7 players with 2 reserves. Practice is once a week during lunchtime. All
year 5 and 6 children are eligible.

Saturday Netball
There is an option to enter netball teams in a Saturday morning competition. This is an out of school option and parent caoching and management is required.

Rugby
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 $25 for Friday netball, soccer, and hockey CRFU picks up the rugby cost.

Basketball
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 $20.

Athletics
Our athletic team is selected from our school athletics in term 4.
Those children who are eight and 9 years as of October 1st and in yr 5 or 6 are eligible for the school - sprints, relay, high jump and long jump teams.
Children who are 10 years or older as of October 1st are eligible for sprints, relay, high jump, long jump,discus and shot put teams.
Children who are 9, 10, and 11 years old as of October 1st are eligible for the 1000 metre and 1200 metre races at the North East 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

Nettabury
Nettabury is held in term 2 and 3 and is open to all year 3 and 4 children, boys and girls who would like to develop their netball skills.


Year 6 Leavers Cups Criteria
for Sports

All our awards are presented in line with our school values - Creativity, Initiative, Respect, Manaakitanga, Fun, Excellence and Community and the following criteria:

Sport (Ryman Ferris Cup) – Overall Sport Champion
1. Perform to a very high level in all the 'A' teams they are involved in.
2. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
3. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
4Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
5. A positive role model for other participants and team members
6. Yr 5/6 teachers, sports coaches and sports coordinator will discuss possible recipients and will have the final decision, taking in consideration all of the above criteria

Swimming Boys Award/Girls Award
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Cross Country Boys Award/Girls Award
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Rugby
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Netball
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Soccer
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Hockey
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Touch
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School and in Friday weekly competition
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Softball
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School and in Friday weekly competition
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Athletics Boys Award/Girls Award
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School, North East Zone/Canterbury Primary Schools level
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Cricket Boys Award/Girls Award
1. Committed themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace
2. Shown outstanding sportsmanship, determination and motivation in sport throughout the year
3Have displayed a high level of personal achievement at School and Canterbury Primary Schools Competition
4. A positive role model for other participants and team members

Tracy Shanks Cup (Yr 4)
Awarded to a Yr 4 child (boy or girl) who although may not win some or any events, demonstrates outstanding values while trying their best in all athletic events

If you have any concerns or queries, please feel free to contact me - Glen Mckenzie glen.mckenzie@stalbans.school.nz



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