Sports

If your child has made it into our netball teams, the training days are as follows:

7 Kelisoni – Mondays after school 3:10pm – 4:30pm and Friday lunchtimes. Coach for this team is Mrs Gates.

8A – Monday and Friday after school 3:10pm – 4:30pm. Coach for this team is Lena.

8B – Monday and Wednesday lunchtime. Coach for this team is Whaea May.

Any questions in regards to netball, please email the teacher in charge, Mrs Gates on maddieg@kelstonint.school.nz.

In Softball a few weeks ago our teams performed with excellence – our Y7 boys team came 3rd, Y8 boys team came second, it was unfortunate that our girls team did not place in the top 3. Thank you to Mr Williams, Whaea Terina and Mrs Laing for coaching the team, a big thank you to the Green Bay Boys senior Softball team for umpiring on the day, it was a great success.

We took a small team down to the Western Zone swimming day last week. We did well to win some of the heats but did not make final placings in the finals. Congratulations to Ciel, Kyrehn, Dashon, Mary, Linkin, Rory, May, Zayna, Stacey, Thanet, Moana, Ayziah and Mathius who were respect, responsible and engaged for this zone day and represented us with excellence.

During fitness times we have been running an orienteering course for all students to have a go, this has been great to see the competition is fierce with map reading skills essential and fitness endurance high. Great fun and learning at the same time!

Next term we have football, rugby, cross country, turbo touch, netball, and hockey coming up. If you are able to assist with coaching before, during or afterschool please email our sports co-ordinator Mr Tasi – tasit@kelstonint.school.nz

 

 

We have already had trials for Tag and softball this term. The tag zone day is tomorrow at our school with 2 boys teams and 1 girls team entered to play. Softball is Tuesday  7th March for our 2 boys teams and Thursday 9th March for our girls teams.

Swimming lessons start tomorrow for all students at school. Swimming is a compulsory part of the NZ Curriculum and also a great skill for all NZer’s to have. We also have swimming zone day on Tuesday 28th March in which we will time trial students to see if they can compete. We are hoping to hold our ow swimming sports day as a whole school event so please read our school newsletters to keep up to date.

As part of our school wide fitness Mrs Laing is running an orienteering course and will create an orienteering team from our top runners who can read a map. Orienteering zone day is on Tuesday 4th April.

A reminder that Mr Tasi also runs and elite morning fitness group from 7.45 – 8.30 which all students are welcome to join. We encourage all students who make teams to make sure they are able to attend this elite fitness group also.

Rugby Sevens is coming up on Tuesday 12th April 10am at Avondale racecourse.

Sevens trials have finished and we are now into full on training with a girls open, boys open and boys U55kg teams. 12 students have been chosen for each team, this zone day will determine if we take any Sevens teams to AIMS games this year. There will be a notice going home concerning after school training for the next few weeks.

Keep up to date and ask your child if they are involved with training.

Yesterday Kelston Intermediate were proud to host the Softball Zone Day.

The boys played down at Brains Park with Mr Tasi, Mrs Laing and Kelston Boys High School. The Year 8 boys was won by Glen Eden Int followed by Rangeview, the Year 7 boys was won by Te Atatu Int with Henderson in hot pursuit.

The girls played at Kelston Int with Mr Boyd and Kelston Girls College. Year 8 girls section was won by Glen Eden Int while Year 7s was won by Rangeview.

I would like to congratulate Kelston Int Year 7 boys on placing 3rd in this years competition.

Thank you to all those who assisted on the day and congrads to all those who won!

Tag Western Zone Day at Blockhouse Bay Reserve has been postponed from Tuesday to Friday 4th March. Unfortunately that is our school WHANAU DAY and we have special guests coming through all our classrooms that day therefore we willnot be able to attend this event. Mr Tasi and Miss Brown have met with the students about this and we have come to the conclusion that our whanau day is a top event in the student and school calendar and we need to place the mana on this event.

Our concentration will now go into our Softball Western Zone Day on Wednesday 8th March and also the Sevens Western Zone Day on Tuesday 12th April.

 

Term 1 has been a whirlwind start with School touch modules playing on a Thursday night out at the Trust Stadium, Tag trials taking place last week and teams training this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afterschool AND Softball trials finishing this week with teams practicing next week – Girls trainings on Tuesday and Thursday and boys training Weds and Friday at lunchtimes. Students can keep up to date with trials and practices by reading the daily notices every morning after the roll…..Keep cool til afterschool!

Kelston Intermediate has a strong and successful sporting tradition. All students are given the opportunity to try out for sports such as softball, orienteering, soccer, rugby, hockey, basketball, touch, athletics, and turbo touch. We compete in the Waitakere Zone Sports Days (as a part of AAIMS) and if any of our teams win our zone competition then we go on to compete in against other Auckland Zone teams to play in championship rounds. Sports are played at 3 different levels – Class, Whanau groups and Schoolwide, with an emphasis on using respect, responsibility and engagement at all times. Fitness is also a major focus with special fitness groups running three mornings a week and school wide fitness running every day before morning tea.

Sportsmanship on and off the field is an essential value that we treasure at KIS, not only for our students but for our community.

Sports for Term 1: athletics, softball, touch, turbo touch, orienteering

Term 2 : cross country, netball, soccer, rugby, chess

Term 3 : hockey, netball, basket ball, league, volleyball

Term 4 : touch, volley ball, athletics​