Winter Sports Term 2 & 3, 2019

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Rotorua - Winter Sports

Winter sports are fast approaching so it's time to start recruiting players for our St Mary's teams for Netball, Miniball, Hockey and Football. For those wishing to play rugby, St Mary's have traditionally channelled players to the Marist St Michaels Club. Their website is

Below is information regarding each of these sports. If your child would like to participate in Winter Sports please complete and return the winter sports registration form - see below. Additional copies are available at the school office. Completed forms and payment need to be returned to the school office by Friday 29th March 2019 so teams can be entered into competitions.

School sports are a positive and fun way to enable children to develop new skills, meet new friends and strengthen our school community. 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 Catherine Elmiger, our School Sports Coordinator know or phone 3481701.


Mother Earth futureFERNS is a 10 week programme put together by NNZ for children playing from year 0-6.
Yr 0-2, 4 aside. Played on a third of a court with hula hoop goals, playing Monday
afternoons Mon 6th May 2019 - TBC (45 min session)
Yr 3-4, 5 aside. Played on two thirds of a court with portable goals and positions, playing monday afternoons - Starting Monday 6th May 2019 - TBC (45 min session)
Yr 5-6, 6 aside. Played on a full court with portable goals and positions, umpire required, playing Saturday mornings - Starting Saturday 4th May 2019 - TBC (1 hour session)
The netball courts are located in Westbrook off Malfroy Road. Netball fees for the season are $40 per player. Once teams are set up netball players will need to come to the school office to collect their St Mary’s uniform. On court players will need to wear sports shoes and black underwear/bike pants. Netball registrations need to be done online as well as the attached form returned to the school office. To register your child(ren) go to the following link


Primary Schools hockey begins on Saturday 4th May 2019. All matches are played on Saturday mornings on the Astroturf at Smallbone Park on Devon Street. Hockey fees will be Yr 1 & 2 Fun Sticks $40 per player, Yrs 3 & 4 Mini Sticks $55
per player and Yr 5 & 6 Kiwi Sticks $70 per player. In addition, players will need
a hockey stick, mouth guard, running shoes and shin pads. We have hockey sticks available here at school. For games hockey players need to wear their school PE Shorts and St Mary’s sports socks – both available from the school uniform shop. School hockey shirts will need to be collected from the school office and signed for.


Miniball games begin the first week of May and depending on your age group and number of
entries you will play either Monday, Wednesday or Friday. At this stage Yr 5 & 6 will play on
a Friday and Yr 0-4 will play Monday or Wednesday. Games are at the Sportsdrome next to
the Energy Events Centre. Cost for miniball is $45.00 per player plus $1 at the door each
time you play. Our miniballers will be issued with sports tops and need to wear their school
PE shorts and sports shoes.

Football / Soccer

Football is played at Puarenga Park adjacent to Te Ngae Road on Saturday mornings, starting May 11th 2019. Football players need to wear their school PE Shorts and St Mary’s sports socks – both available from the school uniform shop. School football shirts will be issued once teams are finalised. Subscription fees this year are
$45.00 for grades 5 & 6 and $70.00 for grades 7-12. All football registrations must be done online (as well as the attached form returned to the office with your payment). To register your child(ren) go to the following link
For those who have previously played for St Mary’s, you may have already received a
username and password. If you are new to football, simply click ‘sign up’. All payments need to be done via the school office or online to the school’s bank account ANZ 06 0209 0229658 00 please ensure you use your child’s name as ref and sports played as the code.


Coaching is a great way to enable our children to learn the ropes and develop skills in their chosen sport as well as a fun 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 interested in helping out with coaching or as a team manager we'd
love to hear from you - please complete the relevant section on the Winter
Sports registration form and on the online football registration form.

Fees & Uniforms

Sports fees are payable at the school office. Alternatively you may establish an automatic payment account with the school, in liaison with Mrs Mason and can add sports fees to this. Payments can also be made online direct to the school's bank account ANZ 06 0209 0229658 00 please ensure you use your child's name as ref and sports played as the code. St Mary's school uniform shop sells our maroon PE shorts for $35.00 each and winter sports socks for $14.00. Optional Netball ankle socks for $2.00 (while stocks last).

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 we ask that students and parents alike demonstrate good sportsmanship, encouragement and support to coaches and players throughout the sporting season.

For more information about winter sports please contact Catherine Elmiger, School Sports Coordinator, email or phone 073481701

Registration Forms