Sport & Fitness

“Sport can lead to classroom achievement; good sportsmanship provides those guidelines that can be paralleled in the classroom. Participation in sport that challenges the individual, teaches young people to engage in classroom challenge. Most importantly it prepares our girls to function in a competitive society.

The world of sport is a reflection of life. Our young women can draw upon the experiences of top athletes who “stay in the game even when they are losing”. They realise that they may lose or they may win. But more importantly, they know the need for discipline is vital. They practise the skills they require to be the best that they can be. Everything you want to accomplish in life demands the same commitment as those needed in sport; perseverance and self-discipline.

Sport is about learning to be a team player. Sport is about realising that winning and losing are both temporary and that you cannot give up.

Sport is good for building confidence for both the natural sportsperson, and those with less coordination. It is about doing your personal best.

The school offers excellent facilities for it’s sport and physical education programme which are continually being upgraded.

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

Kiri Gill, Principal

Our sport staff can be contacted on 06 3700067 ex 715 or at sport@stmatts.school.nz.

Click here to view the awards criteria for sport at SMS.

Summer Sports Available

Athletics

Cricket

Cycling

Equestrian

Fitness Programme (pre Winter sport season)

Hockey Development (off season)

Softball

Squash

Surf Lifesaving

Swimming

Tennis

Touch Rugby

Twilight Hockey (Term 4)

Volleyball

Winter Sports Available

Badminton

Basketball

Cross Country

Cycling

Fitness

Football

Hockey

Netball

Rifle Shooting

Skiing