SPORT AT OTUMOETAI PRIMARY

Otumoetai Primary places a strong emphasis on physical education and physical activity. There are many opportunities for children to engage in both curriculum based and extra-curricular activities. There are two ways that students can represent the school: in a school team, or an inter-school team.

School Teams

School teams from Years 1-6 represent OPS either after school or on Saturdays. Teams are put together by the Sports Coordinator based on the year levels of students. If possible, teams stay together from an early age to allow students and parents to get to know one another, and for coaches and managers to create a cohesive team. The emphasis for our school teams is to grow our players skills, game sense, and positive attitudes toward sport. For a breakdown of when these sports are played, please see the table below:

Terms 1 & 4

Cricket, Kiwitag, Rippa Rugby, Volleyball, Flippaball 

Terms 2 & 3

Netball, Hockey, Girl’s Rugby, Basketball, Gymnastics

 

Inter-school Teams

Inter-school teams from Years 3-6 represent OPS during school time. Teams are put together by the teacher in charge based on the players skill level, game sense, and attitude. Trials are held for many of these sports and students are reminded about these in the daily notices. The emphasis for our inter-school teams is to be competitive, striving to win, and representing our school in a positive manner. For a breakdown of these sports, please see the table below:

 

Term 1

East Cluster/WBOP Swimming

Years 4-6 qualify by being placed in the top 3 in each swimming discipline for their age and gender in the school swimming sports.

Top School

12 x Year 6 students are selected based on fitness, skills across a multitude of sports, game sense, team work, strength, attitude. Trials are held in weeks 3-5.

WBEET Aspiring Athletes

Sport BOP select athletes across a number of sports based on their previous achievements. Children are asked to fill in a selection form and we send these on to Sport BOP. 

Term 2

Rippa Rugby World Cup

10 x Year 3-4 students (5 boys/5 girls)

10 x Year 5-6 students (5 boys/5 girls) 

These students are selected based on skill level, game sense, and attitude. Trials are held in weeks 1-3

Rugby 7s (Boys and Girls)

10-12 boys and 10-12 girls are selected after many weeks of lunchtime of skills, drills, and games. Teams are selected for each fixture, meaning there is not one team for the year. 

East Cluster WBOP/BOP Cross country

Years 4-6 qualify by being placed in the top 8 for their age and gender in the school Cross country.

Amazing Race

Three boys and three girls from Year 6 are selected for this event. Team members must be fit as there is a lot of running involved. They need to be able to read and follow complicated instructions in a timed situation. They need to be a team player, work well with others under pressure, be responsible, respectful, and trustworthy. *One of the competitor’s parents needs to manage this team on the day as no teacher attends this event

Gymnastics

Any children that are interested in competing are invited to train during lunchtimes for term 2. All children who are committed to training represent the school.

Term 3

Rugby 7s (Boys and Girls)

10-12 boys and 10-12 girls are selected after many weeks of lunchtime of skills, drills, and games. Teams are selected for each fixture, meaning there is not one team for the year. 

Rugby League

10-12 boys are selected based on skill level, game sense, and attitude. Trials are held in weeks 1-3

East Cluster Winter tournament

Students from Years 5 & 6 are selected to represent the school at Hockey, Netball, Football, Basketball and Kiwitag. There is one Year 5 team and one Year 6 team for each sport and teams are mixed gender. Teams are selected over six weeks of trials during class PE times. 100+ students are involved in this day. 

Term 4

Orienteering

16 boys and girls from Years 5 & 6 are selected based on their Cross country placings from term 2. The course is demanding and requires a high level of fitness. 

East Cluster /WBOP Athletics

Years 4-6 qualify by being placed in the top 3 in each athletic discipline for their age and gender in the school Athletics day.

 

Terms 1 and 4 Sport Information

2024 Term 1 Sport Registrations are open. Please register your child ASAP. Registrations will close on Friday 9th February 2024.

NOTE: Sports Fees are still be be finalised. No payment required.  

Any questions, please email sports@ops.school.nz 

Minipolo, previously known as Flippaball

 

2024 Term 1 Minipolo registration form

Minipolo (Flippaball)  is available in Term 1 & 4

The game:
Flippa Ball is a modified version of Water Polo aimed exclusively at Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students. Two teams, each of which must have a minimum of seven players play Flippaball. Each team must have five field players and one goalie in the pool at one time. The pool is shallow in depth for the Year 3 and 4 players but varying in depth for Year 5 and 6 players. Players are permitted to walk along the bottom if they do not have the ball. If in possession of the ball the player must swim or pass. Players must catch and pass with only one hand. The game consists of two halves of 10 minutes duration. School teams play once a week at Memorial pool over the summer terms.

Location:
Memorial Pool – Tauranga

League dates:
TBC

Game times:
Years 3 & 4 – Learners’ pool games are played sometime between 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Years 5 & 6 – Big pool games are played sometime between 4.00pm – 8.30pm

(2 x 10 min halves per game). The draw is e-mailed to the managers to distribute to their team before the game, alternatively, you can check the draw directly.

Cost:
TBC  (Term 4 cost was $75.00 per player)

Uniform:
A suitable swimming costume is required. A cap will be provided at the pool.

Volleyball

2024 Term 1 Volleyball Registration Link 

Volleyball is available during Terms 1 & 4 of each school year.

The game:

KiwiVolley is a modified version of Volleyball to make it easier for primary aged children. This game is played on a badminton court, with a 1.8m net. Teams have four players on the court at a time, but we recommend teams of six players, with players rotating on and off the court.

The ball they use is also specially designed for young volleyballers, it is softer and lighter so easy for young players to manage.

Years 3 & 4’s
Year 3 & 4 teams are only allowed two contacts to return the ball over the net. One catch and one hit (it must be in that order). The same player cannot make both contacts.
Year 3 & 4 teams will rotate at the completion of every rally.
The service is made by the team who won the previous point. The server must be more than one metre from the net.

Years 5 & 6’s
There are three hits per team, the ideal sequence is…….Pass Set Spike. A ball passed to a teammate may be caught and immediately thrown (rather than hit). The contact that plays the ball over the net (usually the 3rd contact) MUST be hit. The ball can be hit with ANY part of the body. Players rotate in a clockwise direction when the serve has been won off the opposition team. After five serves from one player that team must rotate. A point is scored every rally.

Location:
QEYC (Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre), Eleventh Avenue

League dates:
TBC

Game times:
Games are played on Fridays anytime between 4.30pm – 8.10pm and consist of two x 20 min halves per game (there is no half-time break). The draw is e-mailed to the managers to distribute to their team before the game.

Cost:
TBC (2023 cost $30.00 per player)

The Volleyball draw can be found at the following link.

https://volleyballtauranga.co.nz/draws/kiwi-volley#qeyc-stadium-draw

Rippa Rugby

Rippa Rugby is available in Term 1

2024 Term 1 Rippa Rugby Registration Form 

The game:

Rippa Rugby is available for Years 1 – 6.  It’s played with 5-7 playuer's on the field, with up to four substitutes who can rotate at any time.  With a mixed team, there must be at least one girl on the playing area at all times. 

Location:
Fergusson Park, Matua

League dates 

The term one module will be starting on Feburary the 20th and running for 6 weeks finishing on the 26th March. 
Game times:
Games are between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
Draws will be e-mailed to coaches and managers who will distribute to the team, alternatively, you can check the draw directly, under tab above.

Year 1 & 2 - 7 in a team with 5 on the field

Year 3 & 4 - 10 in a team with 7 on the field ( 1 girl on the field at all times)

Year 5 & 6 - 10 in a team with 7 on the field. ( 1 girl on the field at all times)

Cost:
TBC (Term 4 was $20.00 per player)

Practice:
To be confirmed by your coach/manager when the teams have been put together.

All children playing Rippa Rugby play in bare feet, no shoes or boots.

Each team will need a coach and a manager. Referees will be provided by the BOP Rugby Union.

All children need to be registered with NZRU to play Rippa Rugby

Draws can be found at this website

http://www.boprugby.co.nz/community-rugby/junior-rugby/rippa-rugby-and-quick-rip/wbop-rippa--quick-rip-module/

 

Kiwi Tag

 

2024 Term 1 Kiwi Tag Registration form 

Kiwi Tag is played during Terms 1 & 4 

Available for Year 1 - Year 6's

The game:
Kiwi Tag is played with eight players on the field (with up to four substitutes that can rotate in at any time). Teams may be mixed gender.

Location:
Mitchell Park – Seymour Place, Otumoetai

League dates:
To be confirmed.  

Game times:
Games start at 4.30pm, 5.10pm and occasionally 5.50pm. The game consists of two fifteen-minute halves (there is no half-time break).
Draws will be e-mailed to coaches and managers.

Cost:

TBC (2023 was $30.00 per player)

Practice:
To be confirmed by your coach/manager when the teams have been put together.

Uniform:
Players will wear an OPS Sports Top. Children play in bare feet, no shoes.

Each team will need a coach and a manager.

 

Terms 2 and 3 Miniball

 

2023 Term 2 Mini ball Registration form 

Mini ball - Years 1 - 6 

Thanks for your interest in Miniball for Terms 2 and 3 2023

Mini ball is an expensive sport. Fees must be paid at the time of registration *****
COST: 

Year 1 & 2 = $ 80.00 (includes Mini ball top) Year 1 & 2 games will require one adult to referee the game.

Year 3 & 4 = $ 130.00 ( includes Mini ball top and shorts + referee fee ) 

Year 5 & 6 = $130.00 ( includes Mini ball top and shorts + referee fee) 

Referees are provided in the team fees.

We must have a minimum number of players to register the Teams

Game Times

Year 1 & 2 - Monday between 4.00 - 5.00 p.m at the Trustpower Arena and/or QEYC. There are 4 players on the court with a maximum of 6 players in the team.

Year 3 & 4 - Tuesday between 3.45 - 6.00 p.m at Trustpower Arena. There are 5 players on the court with a minimum of 7 players and a maximum of 8 players in the team.

Year 5 & 6 - Friday between 3.45 p.m and 8.30 p.m at the Trustpower Arena and QEYC. There are 5 players on the court with a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 10 players in the team.

There are score bench duties when playing Mini ball.
Each parent will be expected to take a turn scoring the games.

Hockey

2023  Hockey Registration form 

Fun Sticks: Years 1 & 2, dates are TBC. Satellite locations include around Tauranga during the week and TBC on Saturday mornings.

Cost: $60.00 ( $30.00 per module)


Small Mini Sticks: Years 3 & 4, Saturday at Blake Park anytime between 8:30 – 10.10 am

Cost:$75.00


Small Kiwi Sticks: Years 5 & 6, Saturday at Blake Park, Otumoetai Intermediate, Otumoetai College, or Bethlehem College anytime between 10.10 am and 1.30 p.m

Cost: $75.00 

Coaches, Managers and Umpires day: Saturday 29th April 2023
Play starts: Saturday 6th May 2023

Finals and Prizegiving: Saturday 26th August 2023

Equipment: All children must have a mouth guard, shin pads, suitable footwear, and a hockey stick.

Gold socks are to be worn. These can be purchased from NZ Uniforms.

Netball

 

2023 Netball Registration Form  

Closing date: Friday 24th March 2023

Netball is played at the Harbourside courts at Mount Maunganui on a Saturday morning.

Equipment: Netball Dress, appropriate footwear is needed 

2023 information 

Years 1 & 2 All equipment on game day for Year 1 & Year 2 participants will be provided by Harbourside Netball Centre.

Saturday between 10:00am – 11:00am
COST: $50 PER PLAYER

Years 3 & 4 
Five players in each team and rotating positions ensures everyone gets an equal chance to develop their skills.

Saturday game start times between 11:30am – 12.30pm
COST: $65 PER PLAYER  (includes umpire fee) 

Years 5 & 6 ( 6 v 6)
The game is played on a full-size court with lowered goal posts and is played 6 v 6

Saturday game start times between 12:30pm – 1.30pm

Year 5 & 6 $ 85.00 per player ( includes umpire)

Equipment: The Netball uniform is an Otumoetai Netball Dress and appropriate footwear.

 

 

Girls Rugby 10s and Term 3 ' Spring Sevens Module'

 

Girls Rugby 10s Winter Module 

 

2021 Registration Form 

2OPS Rugby 10s Girls Information Newsletter 

Girls Rugby 10s  information 

Health and Safety plan 

RAMS

Year 3 - 6 - 

All players must also be registered with NZRFU

http://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/86800

This Winter 10s Module is hosted by the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union, at Blake Park Mount Maunganui.

The purpose of this module is to provide a meaningful programme allowing junior females (7-13 yrs.) to participate in tackle rugby with other girls.


Date: Tuesday 1sst June - 6th July 2021 
Time: 4.00 -5:30 pm (draw finalised once entries are confirmed)
Venue: Blake Park, Mount Maunganui

 

 

 

 

Gym Sport - Terms 2 2021 -
Friday 4th June - Year 5 and 6
Friday 25th June - Year 3 and 4

Gym Sport information - training options. 

2021 Registration form 

Training dates: Impact Gymsport Academy