Announcement : 

Term 4 – It is now compulsory for all students to wear a school hat when outside.


Running Club

Lunchtime Running club is open to all students in Years 4-8. Locations include Kepa Bush, Kohi Beach and around the local neighbourhood.  Student’s are accompanied by teachers at all times and parents are welcome to join us. Running shoes are compulsory. PE or mufti sports gear can be worn and students are given time to change after running before class starts. Run days are Tuesday and Friday – meet outside J1 by 12.35pm.

You must complete a permission form for your child BEFORE they can attend any run club.
Click Here to provide permission for your child to join the Running Club

If you have any queries, please contact Maria Kroonenberg:

Bays Suburbs Sport

St Thomas’s School is part of the Bays Suburbs cluster group which provides inter-school sports tournaments for students in Years 5&6. Where possible, we try to take as many students to each of the Bays Suburbs tournaments as possible.

2021  Bays Suburbs Calendar

  • Softball (Thurs 4th March) Cancelled
  • Rippa Challenge (Tues 9th March)
  • Swimming (Wed 24th March)
  • Orienteering (Tues 11th May)
  • Football (Wed 9th June)
  • Rippa Rugby (Tue 15th June)
  • Netball (Wed 7th July)
  • Cross-Country (Mon 23rd August)
  • Girls Basketball (Tue 14th September)
  • Boys Basketball (Thurs 16th September)
  • Hockey (Thur 23rd September)
  • Touch Rugby (Tue 16th November)
  • Athletics (Mon 22nd November)

Eastern Zone Sport

We are part of the Eastern Zone cluster that provides inter-school sports tournaments for Year 7&8 students. Entries are usually limited to one girls and one boys team per school. We run coaching and trials to select teams for each sporting code.

2021 Eastern Zone Calendar

  • Softball (Fri 5th March)​ Postponed TBC possibly Fri 19th March
  • Swimming (Mon 22nd March)
  • Orienteering (Tues 11th May)
  • Rippa Rugby (Mon 24th May)
  • Girls Football (Wed 26th May)
  • Boys Football – Year 7 (Tue 1st June)
  • Boys Football – Year 8 (Thur 3rd June)
  • Hockey (Mon 28th June)
  • Netball (Thur 5th August)
  • Cross-Country (Mon 23rd August)
  • Girls Basketball (Mon 30th August)
  • Boys Basketball (Fri 3rd September)
  • Touch Rugby (Tues 9th November)
  • Athletics (Thur 25th November)

AIMS Games

AIMS Games
The AIMS Games gives Intermediate aged students an opportunity to compete as an individual or in a team against the best of their age in twenty different sports. The aim of the event is to provide opportunities for the student in the middle years to compete at an elite level, be active, celebrate fair play and enjoy success. The AIMS Games is considered the International Championships for Intermediate and Middle schools.


Other Sports Opportunities

Get Set Go – Fundamental Movement Skills
Our teaching staff have been trained in the Sport Auckland ‘Get Set Go’ programme. This programme focuses on fundamental movement skills for children. Games and activities from the Get Set Go programme are incorporated into class PE sessions.Specialist Sports Lessons
Each term, every year level has the option of selecting specialist sports coaching for sports they wish to target. While some of these sports are funded through Sport Auckland, others may incur a small fee. Caregivers will be advised of fees in advance of any coaching.

  • Futsal
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Snag Golf
  • AFL (Aussie Rules Football)
  • Orienteering
  • Badminton

Additional to these, many sports clubs offer free taster sessions at various stages throughout the year.  Through these taster sessions our students are able to have a go at a range of sports to find out what they enjoy playing. Cricket, football, rugby skills, tennis, AFL and softball have all been offered this year as taster sessions.

Paid Sports Coaching
Several sporting codes offer coaching and lessons over lunchtimes or after school. These are run independently of the school and fees are charged for students who wish to participate. More information about these sports can be found on our Clubs & Activities page.