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.
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.
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
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.
- Snag Golf
- AFL (Aussie Rules Football)
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.