We believe children of Intermediate age need an active and balanced school life. We know that children this age settle into learning if they start the day with twenty minutes of aerobic rotations. Sport and Physical Education is an extremely important part of the culture at Blockhouse Bay Intermediate. During the two years at our school students will be able to experience a wide range of sporting opportunities. We are extremely privileged to have committed staff members and the wider community who are passionate about providing rich sporting opportunities for our students.
Sports Coordinator and Sports Academy
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate employs a dedicated full time sports specialist teacher. Our Teacher drives our leaders in sports, co ordinates training, oversees all our fixtures as well as Education outside the classroom. We are driven to be a school of sporting excellence and our Board invests heavily in our sporting life.
A school wide fitness programme operates three times a week at the start of the day for 20 minutes. The programme includes a wide range of fitness activities with the objective of improving students’ aerobic fitness. All students, for hygiene reasons, are required to change into the school PE uniform for the fitness activities.
School Whanau Competition
Throughout the year we have three whole school events where each whanau competes in Swimming Sports, Cross Country and Athletics.
Each whanau has a very proud history in all events.
Inter – School Sporting Events
A wide range of sports are offered.
These sports include Football, Cricket, Orienteering, Hockey, Volleyball, Netball, Rugby, League, Badminton, Touch, Table Tennis, Athletics, Gymnastics, Softball, Basketball, Cross Country.
Students are selected for these teams after trials and they compete in either regular competitions organised by sporting organisations or in the intermediate schools western or inter-zone competitions. Teams prepare for these events during lunchtimes and before and after school.
The school competes at two sports camps at Totara Springs in Matamata. These camps take place in Term Two/Three. Students are selected for this camp and participate in 28 sports over the week.
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate is a member of AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling) and we compete at the AIMS nationals in Tauranga in September. We send several teams to this week long tournament depending on the strength and ability of our teams. Over the last two years we have sent girls and boys soccer teams, netball and individuals competing in a range of sports including Tennis, Badminton, Gym and table tennis.