Sports Events

Ball Games

Cricket


Year 5 and 6 boys and girls are given the opportunity in Term 1 to trial for our two MENPS boys cricket teams and one girls team that compete at the Eden/Albert Zone Cricket Tournament at Cornwall Park




Netball


Competition netball is open to students in Years 4-6. Registration and team selection are in Term 1. Team selection takes place during school time and all players are put into a team.

The netball season runs in Terms 2 and 3. MENPS enters teams in the AMI Auckland Netball Competitions

Year 4 teams play in the Windmill Rd Future Ferns 5v5 Competition on Thursday nights.

Year 5 and 6 teams play in the Windmill Rd Future Ferns 6v6 Competition on Wednesday nights.
Future Ferm Competitions are all modified Netball encouraging participation and skill development. In order to run this programme successfully, parents are required to coach and manage teams. Coaching support and guidance is offered, especially to new coaches.

Team practices are organised by volunteer parent coaches before school.

Netball uniforms are provided by the school for the season. These are returned at the end of the season.

This is an extra curricular activity so an additional fee is required for this sport.


Eden/Albert Netball Zone Competition

All our Year 5 and 6 teams are entered in the Zone Netball Competition held at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre, Mt Wellington in Term 3.




Rugby


Year 5 and 6 Boys are given the opportunity in Term 3 to Trial for our MENPS under 40kg and under 50kg teams, who compete at the Eden/Albert Zone Rugby Tournament at Owairaka, May Road.




Football


Year 5 and 6 students are given the opportunity in Term 2 to trial for our MENPS teams that compete at the Eden/Albert Zone Soccer Tournament. We enter 2 boys teams and 1 girls team.




Softball


Softball is a fun game that promotes ball handling and teamwork.

Year 5 and 6 students are given the opportunity in Term 4 to trial for our MENPS boys & girls teams, who compete at the Eden/Albert Zones Softball Tournament.





Water Sports

Flippa Ball


​Flippa Ball is a modified version of water polo for children at primary school. Children are required to have good swimming ability (be able to swim 25m confidently). Boys and girls play in mixed year level teams.

Flippa Ball at MENPS is open to all students in Years 3-6.

Registration is at the end of Term 3. All players are placed in a team. Teams are entered in the Term 4 and Term 1 (the following year) Competition. Players need to be committed to both competitions.

Games are held on a Sunday afternoon at either Epsom Girls Grammar outdoor pool, Diocesan Aquatic Centre or St Cuthbert Pool.
Team practices are held at Epsom Girls Grammar outdoor pool after school once a week during the competition terms. Current training afternoon is Thursday and the teams are coached by an experienced and qualified coach.

This programme cannot run without parent help. Parents are required to manage/coach teams on the game day.

This is an extra curricular activity so an additional fee is required for this sport.




Swimming


Swimming lessons are part of our school curriculum at all year levels. Lessons are held in class time at the Mt Eden Pool and are run by Dean Greenwood Swim School. Every year each class swims every day for a 2 week period. Student evaluation forms are distributed to all students at the start of Term 1 and need to be returned completed to the class teacher. At the end of the programme students are assessed and evaluated by the swim school. MENPS Swimming Championships: Our Swimming Championships are held in Term 1 and are open to all Year 5 and 6 students. This competition is voluntary but we encourage all competent swimmers to compete and choose which events they would like to enter. Swimmers compete in their year level.

Eden/Albert Zone Swimming Championship: Our top swimmers from the MENPS Championship are selected to swim at the Zone event. Selection criteria:

  • The top 4 swimmers qualify for the following events – 25m freestyle, 25m breastroke and 25m backstroke.
  • The top 2 swimmers qualify in the Open (Yr 5 & 6) 50m freestyle.
Both these events are held at the Diocesan Aquatic Centre and require parent assistance.





Athletics

Athletics


In Term 4, all students participate in Athletics. Classes practice at school in preparation for the School Athletics events. Junior Athletics: This is a highlight for many Year 1 and 2 students in Term 4. The day includes traditional events, fun activities and sprint races. Senior Athletics: Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 compete at our Senior Athletic Day in a variety of events. Year 3 compete at an event at school. From the Year 4-6 event, qualify to go to the Eden/Albert Zone Athletics. Year 3's do not qualify for the zones. MENPS requires parent help for field events and track time keeping on the day. Eden/Albert Zone Athletics: The following place-getters from the Senior Athletics Day qualify for the Zones. Entry numbers are set by the Zone and are limited due to the number of schools participating in the event. Field Events:

  • High Jump: 1 per year group / gender (1st)
  • Long Jump: 2 per year group / gender (1st and 2nd)
  • Shot Put: 2 per year group / gender (1st and 2nd)
  • Discus: 2 per year age group / gender (1st and 2nd)
Track Events:
  • 100m Sprint: Year 4, 5 and 6, 2 per year group / gender (1st and 2nd)
  • 200m Sprint: Year 4, 5 and 6, 2 per year group / gender (1st and 2nd)
  • 400m Sprint: Year 5 and 6, 2 per year group / gender (1st and 2nd)
  • 800m: 1 per year group / gender (1st)
Relay:
  • Boys: 2 per year group (1st and 2nd).
  • Girls: 2 per year group (1st and 2nd)
  • Boys: 2 per year group (1st and 2nd).
  • Girls: 2 per year group (1st and 2nd)
MENPS is responsible for helping organise this Zone Competition and require parent help for track time keeping on the day.




Cross Country


School Cross Country is held in Term 2 for Year 4, 5 and 6 students. Students train during class time to prepare for this event.

The School Cross Country is run in year and gender groups. The top 6 runners for each event qualify to represent MENPS at the Eden/Albert Zone Cross Country. NB: There is NO Zone Cross Country in 2020.

Junior Cross Country is also held at school in Term 2 for our Year 1, 2 and 3 students. Students train during class time for this event. Please check our school calendar for this year's date.





Gymnastics

Gymnastics


Gymnastics improves strength, co-ordination, flexibility and agility. During the year we run a gymnastics programme for some year levels.

The sessions are based on the following fundamental movement patterns: rotation, static, spring, landing, balance and swing.





Hybrid

Rippa Rugby


Rippa Rugby is a non-contact game related to rugby which promotes ball handling, agility, running skills and teamwork. In Term 3, the Girls' Rippa Rugby team competes as part of the Eden/Albert Rugby Zones at Owairaka, May Road.




Touch Rugby


Touch is a fast, fun minimal contact game that promotes ball handling, agility, running skills and teamwork. Year 5 and 6 students are given the opportunity in Term 1 to trial for our 3 MENPS teams (2 boys teams and 1 girls team), who compete at the Eden/Albert Zones Touch Tournament at Grey Lynn Park.





2020 sports calendar

 

TERM 1
   

  • Swimming Champs: 21st February (Dio Pool)

  • Zone Swimming Champs: 25th February (Dio Pool)

  • Zone Cricket: 10th March (Cornwall Park) Save Day: 12th March

 


TERM 2

  • Senior Cross Country Year 4-6: 16th June (MENPS) Save Day: 18th June

  • Junior Cross Country Year 1-3: 26th June (MENPS) Save Day: 29th June

 


TERM 3
  ​

  • Zone Football (Seddon Fields): 22 September (subject to COVID levels)

 


TERM 4  
 

  • Softball: 3rd November (Keith Hay Park) Save Day:5th November

  • MENPS Year 3 Athletics Day: 8th November (MENPS) 

  • MENPS Year 4-6 Athletics Day: 12th November (Margaret Griffin Park) Save Day: 17th November

  • Zone Athletics: 24th November (Margaret Griffin Park) Save Day: 26th November

  • Junior Athletics: 8th December (MENPS) Save Day:10th December

For further information please contact

our Sports Co-ordinator, Karen Moore, at: kmoore@mteden.school.nz

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