Winter Sports Term 4, 2017

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Rotorua

2017 Summer Sports - Term 4

School sports are a positive and fun way to enable children to develop new skills, meet new friends and strengthen our school community. St Mary’s offers the following sports outlined below through school. Payment for playing these sports is required when registering. No payment = No play.
We are always in need of coaches for our sports teams, No coaches = No teams, so if you are able to help coach or know of people who can assist please let Trudy James, our School Sports Coordinator know by emailing her or text via mobile 021555290. All sports registrations must be in by Friday 15th September, so that teams can be allocated for competition which start for Touch Rugby Wednesday 20th September, and for Flippaball and Cricket the first week of term 4.

Flippaball is a modified version of waterpolo, played in the 50m outdoor pool at the Aquatic Centre on Tarewa Road. It is a fun, safe, non-contact, aquatic based activity for both girls and boys.
Teams play mixed with 5 a-side with a maximum of 8 players per team. Juniors (Years 3-4) and Senior’s (Years 5-6) play on a Tuesday after school. First game is after school starting week 1 of term 4 at 3:45pm & the last game ends around 5pm.
New Players to Flippaball need to be either 130cm in height OR be able to swim unaided 25 mtrs in the outdoor pool at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre
There is a maximum of 3 teams per grade so St Mary’s will enter a limited number of teams into the competition so it is a ‘first in’ with payment, ‘first in’ a team basis.

The fee for Term 4 is $30.00 per player payable at the school office or online. St Mary’s has two flippaball goals and a number of balls for practice in our school pool.

Flippaball starts Tuesday 17th October – Tuesday 5th December 2017

Touch Rugby
Touch Rugby remains an ever popular summer sport at St Mary’s and we look forward to a fantastic season this term. Teams play six aside with a number of subs throughout the game. Due to an overwhelming number of
children wanting to play this time last year, we will try to limit teams to between 8 to 10 players as a way to ensuring all children get a decent amount of time on the field.

All players are required to wear St Mary’s maroon school PE shorts and must wear sports
shoes (shoes they can run in) NOT sandals and NOT bare feet. We have new touch singlets, so players are required to pay a $20 bond. This will be reimbursed on return of the singlet so bank account numbers will be required as money will be transferred back to the account you give us.
Invoices will be sent out for the replacement cost of the singlet minus the bond, should they not be returned. Players need to come to the office to collect their singlet in the first week of term 4. For the first 2 weeks of grading players can wear their PE tops.

The Touch Rugby season commences on:
Wednesday 20th September to Wednesday 6th December 2017, at Kuirau Park. Games start from 3:45pm depending on the weekly draw.

The fee for Term 4 will be $30 per player payable at the school office with the registration form.


Cricket is played at Smallbone and Ray Boord Parks on Devon Street on Thursdays after school from 3:45pm.
There are four categories for players up to Year 6 -
Superstars (Year 0 – 1) $20 Super Six (Year 2 – 4) $30
Incrediball (Year 4 – 6) $30 Hardball (Year 5 – 6) played Saturday mornings $30

Fees are set by Rotorua Cricket. For term 4, 2017 if your child would like to play Hardball but is registered to play Incrediball the $30 fee will cover both. The cricket season covers through to the end of Term 4 2017.


All cricket players are required to wear St Mary’s maroon school PE shorts and must wear sports shoes (shoes they can run in) NOT sandals and NOT bare feet. School sports tops will be issued to players to wear at their weekly games. Students must come to the office to collect and sign for their sports shirt.

Every child who wishes to play cricket needs to submit a registration form. These are available from the school office or you can download one from For more information regarding cricket, check out the website which will have draws, results, cancellation and lots of photos and other information.

Junior Individual registration form 2017-18 Yr 0 - 8.pdf

Coaching is a great way to enable our children to learn the ropes and develop skills in their chosen sport as well as a way to get to know our St Mary’s community. Support and advice for coaching in the various sporting fields will be available prior to and throughout the term. Without coaches our children are unable to participate in these fun, character building activities.

If you are able to help out with coaching or know someone who can help, please contact Trudy James, School Sports Coordinator tel 07 3491701 ext 210 or email

Fees & Uniforms – PLEASE READ!!!!!!!
For Cricket & Touch from now on will incur a bond of $20. This is to be paid at the same time as registration. On the registration form will be space for your back account number, this is where the funds will be transferred to, when your child has returned their top. If your child’s sports uniform is not returned, an invoice will be sent out minus the bond. Replacement Touch Tops are $60+gst and Cricket Tops are $75+gst each.

Sports fees are payable at the school office or you can pay online through the schools bank. The school’s bank and account number is ANZ 06 0209 0229658 00, please include the child/rens sport under the code and child/rens name as the reference. Alternatively if you have an automatic payment account established with the school, you may add sports fees to this, in liaison with Mrs Dalton or Mrs Mason.
St Mary’s maroon PE shorts are available from the school uniform shop or on the school’s website for $26.00 each.
Fair Play Code of Conduct
All students and parents are expected to sign up and abide by the
Fair Play Code of Conduct accompanying sports registration forms. Representing St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in any sport is an honour and a privilege. We ask that students and parents alike demonstrate good
sportsmanship, encouragement and support to coaches and players
throughout the sporting season.

Registration Forms

2017 Term 4 Summer Sports Rego Frm.pdf