Sport at Otumoetai


Sport at Otumoetai Primary

Welcome to our 2014 sports page.  

Otumoetai Primary School provides a comprehensive P.E programme to all children. Alongside the classroom P.E programme there are many opportunities for children to represent OPS in sports teams and sporting events.

Come along to our Parent Sport Meeting to be held in the staffroom Wednesday 16 April, 6pm.  A great time to ask plenty of questions and have your say :-)  See you there!!

Winter Sports Registrations have closed BUT .....

Netball - Years 1 & 2 there are still spaces available, Years 3 & 4 Full, Years 5 & 6 we need 3 or 4 more!!

Basketball - Years 1 & 2 Full,  Years 3 & 4 Full, Years 5 & 6 3 or 4 more needed!!

Hockey - Years 1 & 2 there are spaces still available, Years 3 & 4 we need 3 or 4 more, Years 5 & 6, 1 or 2 more needed!

Fundamental Skills still has spaces available.

All children are encouraged to be involved in organised sport whether it is through Otumoetai Primary School or through an outside club. 

This page will be updated often with information about the sports available at OPS. The individual sport tabs will have the rules, registration forms, draws and any other relevant information for that particular sport.

If there is something missing on the website please email

Sports currently available at Otumoetai Primary School.

Terms 1 and 4

· Kiwi tag—Years 3 –6

Tonights player of the day for the Otumoetai Tigers was Te Ihi.... :-)

Kiwitag Wolves - We won!!!!  Player of the day was Chelsea Carmichael.  And a huge thanks to all the parent for all of their support this season.

Kiwitag OPS Roosters Players of the Day - Callum McIvor and Jared Green and Rhys Taylor!!!Maui Hunt had a great game for the OPS Rippers on Monday and was well deserved of his Player of the Day.

Well done to Josh Mills from the OPS Wolves.  A great game on Monday 24th Feb!!

· Flipperball—Years 3—6 

  Congratulations to Alana Chappell on being our player of the day this week for the Flippers.  Thanks to Lucas Papesch for filling in to make up the team numbers and prevent a fortfeit.  It was one of the best games we had played despite our lose as everyone spread out through the pool and allowed for good passing of the ball.  As always our goalies were great in preventing the majority of goal attempts by the other team!!!!  Look forward to seeing all there for our final game at 4.30 on Tuesday against St Mary's Seals.

OPS Waves Flippa Ball Player of the Day was Caleb Arden.  Last week it was Eden Cornwell.  Well done both :-)

Well done Josh Gibson from the OPS Fishies.  A great game of Flippaball!!

Player of the Day for OPS Splashers Flippaball on Tuesday night was Mackenzie Triggs

· Soft ball—Years 5-6

· T Ball—Years 1—4

Well done T-Ballers for getting on with the season so well.  Thank you parents who helped out and coached and managed the teams - you are awesome!!  Don't forget there is a $10 credit from the t-ball this term so have it offset against one of the many opportunities available to years 1 & 2 this winter - Fundamental Skills (Thurs after school here), Netball (Wed after school at Harbourside), Hockey (Sat morning at Tauranga Boys College), and Basketball (Monday nights at TECT Arena).

Volleyball– Years 3—6  

The OPS DIAMONDS Player of the day was Mehakveer Kaura - great play against the BC Beavers.

OPS Bolts Player of the day was Georgia Brott - well done Georgia.

RKV Volleball OPS Crocodiles - Joshua Gibson was our Player of the Day!!!

Congratulations for OPS Wetas. Everyone got 'Player of the Day' as they did so well last week - Ryan Logan, Phoenix Forrester, Tyler Green, Taylor Miller-Herewini and Emma Catran.

OPS Slammers had another convincing win on Friday over Bethlehem Force 58-34 well done team.  Congratulations to Gurjashanpreet Kaur player of the day for a great all round performance.

OPS Stars had Arabella Moore for Player of the Day last week and had two players of the Day for this week…. Hailey Cottam and her friend Bella Loye.  Bella is year 4, had just finished playing for her own volleyball team and kindly stepped in to help out the OPS Stars year 5-6 team who were short one player. I have to say I just loved the team spirit… the girls set the ball up and helped her to play and learn! Was so cool to watch! And we won too! Whoop whoop!

Player of the Day for the OPS Kiwis RKV volleyball last Wednesday was Lucia Wilton.


Cricket—Years 1—4


*Fundamental skills programme for Years 1 - 3 children - Thursday from 3.15 - 4.00 p.m.   For term 2's Fundamental Skills Registration form click here!

At the Waikato BOP Champs Athletics Day Sunday 23rd March we had two outstanding students competing.  Neisha Moore earned a bronze medal for the Under 9 girls discus and Alexa Paintin ran for silver in the Under 10 girls 800metres.  Well done girls!

Terms 3 and 4

· Netball—Years 3—6

Reistrations now available -click here for registration form - and see Netball Tab for more details.

Little Nettie Registration forms (years 1 & 2) click here

· Basketball—Years 1—6

Registrations now available - click here for registration form - and see Miniball Tab for more details.

· Hockey—Years 1—6

Registrations now available - click here for registration form - and see Hockey Tab for more details.

· Gymnastics—Years 3—6 - Practices for these have begun.  Come along on Monday lunchtimes to get yourself into a group and learn the routines for the Argos Gymsport Competition - June 13th for year 5 & 6, and June 20th for year 3 & 4.


· Jump Jam—Years 3—6 - A year 5 & 6 team has been formed and will be practicing Wednesday lunchtimes.  We are still yet to form another group which will practice Tuesday lunchtimes .... listen out for the notices.

Soccer and rugby are available through sports clubs.

Gymnastics, Rhythm Dance Group and Gym Club also provide before and afternoon school sporting sessions.

Greerton Amateur Swim Club

Monday and Wednesdays, 6.30-7pm in 18m Pool or 7-8pm in 25m pool.  $50 for non-competitive for term 1 & 2 + pool entry.  For more information please contact - Raewyn Potaka, ph 5787573 or 

 All children must wear an OPS sports uniform. They can be purchased from the PTA or hired for $5.00 per seasonNew in the sports tabs

*  NETBALL HOLIDAY PROGRAM for 7-11 years old on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd May, at Otumoetai College from 9:30-2:30pm. Plan for an action pack day which includes ball handling, footwork skills, spatial awareness, defence and attack skills. Cost $40 for BOTH days. Contact Lara Richardson for Registration details  or Phone 576 2316.

*  LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW TO DO?  Then check out the Play in the Bay Adventure Month Calendar.

*  Sports Injury Workshop - Wed 16th April from 6.15 - 8.30pm, $10 - Click here for more details

*  Cricket Holiday Program - See Holiday Program tab

*  SWOT Analysis Results - Parent Information Tab

*  Netball Holiday Skills Programme (Easter) and Local Netball Skills Sessions - Check out Netball tab for details.

Please email if you are unsure which team your child is in or have any other questions.