Our co-curricular programme enables students to become involved in a wide range of sports, catering for all levels.
St Margaret’s College offers over 30 different sports, at all levels of ability, and our students enjoy sports facilities that are among the best in Christchurch and throughout New Zealand.
At the competitive level, teams and individuals participate in local, national and international tournaments and we support multiple New Zealand representatives and national champions.
With the support of an experienced and knowledgeable team of staff and coaches, girls are given opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions, internal College events, personal fitness programmes, leadership opportunities and educational programmes.
At a social level, joining a sports team is an excellent way for students to make friends, build connections and develop skills and values, including collaboration, communication, confidence and resilience.
Our priority is to support students in developing and maintaining lifelong exercise habits in a sporting environment that is emotionally, socially and physically secure. Participation in sport through playing, coaching, managing and officiating sports is strongly encouraged, providing opportunities for the girls to have fun, form friendships, and improve physical and mental skills.
Athlete Development ProgrammeOur Athlete Development Programme aims to better educate our young athletes in all areas of sport and support them as they progress on their sporting journey. Topics covered include:
- Sports nutrition
- Mind skills to perform
- Goal setting
- Developing success habits
- Injury prevention
- Time and energy management
- Fitness – What type? How much? Why?
- Training principles / balancing more than one sport
Sports availableArcheryAthleticsBadmintonBasketballBowlsClimbingCricketCroquetCross CountryCyclingDragon BoatingEquestrianFootball (Soccer)Football – IndoorGolfGymnasticsHockeyKorfballLawn BowlsLifesavingMulti-SportNetballNetball – IndoorPoloRoyal Life SavingRowingRugbyRugby SevensSquashSkeetSkiing/SnowboardingSport ClimbingSummer HockeySwimmingTennisTouchTriathlonVolleyballWaka AmaWater Polo
NZ RepresentativesBasketball representative, U17, 2022Fencing representative, U17, 2022Orienteering representative, 2021/22Women’s Eight Rowing, two representatives, U19, 2022Sprint Kayaking representative, U18, 2022Tennis representative, U15, 2022Touch representative, U18, 2022Water Skiing representative, U17 & U21, 2021
National and Regional Secondary Schools ChampionshipsEquestrian NZ Evening Championships, First, 2022Gymnastics NZ Championships, First, 2022Netball, Senior A, Canterbury Secondary Schools Title, 2021Netball, Year 9A, South Island Secondary Schools Junior Title, 2021Rogaining NZ Secondary Schools Championship, First, 2022Rowing Maadi Cup, 6 Medals, 2022Show Jumping, Canterbury Secondary Schools Champions, 2022Surf Life Saving U14 NZ Championships, First, 2022Tennis U17 Doubles, NZ Championships, First, 2022Tennis NZ Secondary Schools Champions, Second, 2022
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