Sport

Sport

Sports coaching takes place in lunch hours for senior children. We offer a variety of summer and winter sports. All our teams play against other schools in organised Friday afternoon competitions throughout the year. Netball Teams also compete in the Future Ferns Netball competitions on Friday after school and Saturday mornings at Hagley Park. The school competes in the North Zone and Central Zone Tournaments and Canterbury Tournaments when successful (children are only eligible in Year 5 and 6). The school offers, Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming, Duathalon, Teeball, Volleyball, Rippa Rugby, Touch Rugby, Futsal, Netball, Hockey, Soccer and Rugby. For Yr 5 and 6 children not representing the school, they will participate in our on-site sports development programme.

Extract from Year 5/6 Team Information:

Sport
At Elmwood, Year 5/6 students participate in Friday sport, either at school or against other schools.

Summer Sport
All Year 6 students will have the opportunity to represent Elmwood offsite in competitions against other schools on a Friday afternoon in terms 1 and 4.

Students will indicate their 3 sport preferences on a list and from this, the sports teams will be decided. Students may not get their first choice, however in term 4 they will play a different sport to the sport they played in term 1. This ensures students have a chance to play in a different sport, and the opportunity to play with different people.

Year 5 students will develop their sporting skills onsite. Whilst at school they will be exposed wide range of sport that will draw and develop sporting skills which will prepare them for the sports that they will represent in Year 6. There will be a specific focus on communication, teamwork, leadership and awareness of the different codes.

Winter Sport
Both Year 5 and Year 6 students will have the opportunity to represent Elmwood offsite in competitions against other schools on a Friday afternoon.

There will be trials held for all sports offered near the end of term 1 and/or early term 2, and these will be overseen by several members of staff. The final decision on the teams is based on the performance of the student on the day and decided by the teachers overseeing the trials.

Students who do not play a sport offsite will develop their sporting skills onsite, as mentioned in Summer Sport.

Sports Uniforms
It is intended that all Yr 5 / 6 children wear their sports uniform on Fridays and at other sporting events.

Winter Sports
Please click on the following link to view the Sports Draw 29 June 2018
Please click on the following link to view the Sports Results 29 June 2018

Winter Sports Tournament – Tuesday 3 July
For further information around the Winter Sports Tournament being held on Wednesday 3 July please see the following:
2018 North Zone Football Tournament 3 July 2018
2018 North Zone Hockey Tournament 3 July 2018
2018 North Zone Netball Tournament 3 July 2018

Netball is being held at Hagley Park Netball Courts
Football and Hockey are being held at Carlton Corner (North Hagley)
Canterbury Primary Schools Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to all our runners who trained for and represented Elmwood School to the highest standard in the Canterbury Primary Schools Cross County Champs on Wednesday 27 June. A special mention to Lucia Inglis and Dardy Harrington who qualified for the Inter-Regional Cross Country Event in Nelson – well done.  Results are as follows:
Year 5 Girls
Isabella Bridge 13th
Year 5 Boys
Dardy Harrington 6th
Fin Curtis 92nd
Jackson Hart DNF
Year 6 Girls
Lucia Inglis 5th
Ella Hill 32nd
Year 6 Boys
Samuel Belcher 15th
Morgan Clancy 33rd

SPORTS SOCKS
For those children representing Elmwood for Football, Rugby and Hockey on Friday afternoons you will need to purchase Sports socks through the uniform shop. The socks are part of the compulsory uniform they are $16.50.
Socks can be purchased by placing an order in the posting box at the Office with the correct money and your child’s name and classroom number on it. You may also pay by Eftpos at the office anytime and the socks will be delivered to your child’s classroom.  If you have any queries please contact Kirsten at kmcfaull@xtra.co.nz

SPORT CODE OF CONDUCT
At Elmwood, Year 5/6 students participate in Friday sport, either at school or against other schools.   We try to ensure that all Year 6 children get the opportunity to be part of a sports team during terms 1 and 4 on the Friday afternoon competitions.  The amount of teams we put in always depends on the number of parent volunteers we have.

Our Year 5/6 winter sports programme will be based at school and or Elmwood Park and will consist of students experiencing a number of sports, learning the skills, and application of these into a game setting. In addition to this there will be a limited number of winter sports code teams that will participate in the Primary Sport Canterbury winter sports competition.

Players

I will:

  • always play by the rules
  • never argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition
  • control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
  • work equally hard for myself and my team
  • be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
  • treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  • cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents
  • display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
  • participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game

Parents

I will:

  • encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions
  • teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  • remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  • give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • support my child’s efforts and performance
  • thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  • help when asked by a coach or official
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

I will not:

  • pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine
  • use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game.

Coaches

I will:

  • remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
  • never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
  • ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
  • avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that the average players need and deserve equal time
  • ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same.
  • show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  • obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

I will not:

  • use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches

Administrators

I will:

  • create pathways for club members to participate not just as players but also as coaches, referees, administrators etc
  • ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of players
  • ensure quality supervision and coaching for players
  • remember that players participate for their enjoyment and benefit
  • help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help to improve the standards of coaching and officiating
  • ensure that everyone involved in sport emphasises fair play
  • distribute a code of conduct to players, coaches, officials and parents and encourage them to follow it
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

I will not:

  • use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or spectators.

Officials

I will:

  • place the safety and welfare of players above all else
  • show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • accept responsibility for my actions and decisions
  • condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
  • avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest
  • be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive
  • be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words
  • always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials
  • keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application
  • refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.