There’s plenty on offer outside the classroom at Laingholm Primary School. Whenever possible, all children take part in fun whole-school days like athletics day, cross country and the ever-popular Top Team day.

Beyond that there are a number of activities that children can take part in to give them a great range of experiences and challenges, help nurture team culture, and allow children to follow their interests and hobbies.

Sport events at Laingholm Primary School

Laingholm Primary School provides a variety of sporting opportunities for children. The purpose of these events are varied – some events give children the opportunity to get in and participate, while other events are for those who excel in certain sports, so they can test themselves against children from other schools. The selection process, listed below, is followed but the final decision is with the sports coordinator.

Event Organiser How teams are chosen
Swimming (Term 1) Mr Cox and Mrs Morgan The best swimmers available selected at lunchtime trials.
Krypton Factor (Term 1) Mr Cox and Mrs Drake This team is chosen from a range of observations made by teachers. Included in the selection process is an evaluation of students who stood out at the schools Top Team event from the year before.
Cross Country (Term 2) Mr Cox and Mrs Hart This team is chosen from our school cross country competition in age specific categories.
Saturday Netball (Term 2 & Term 3) Mrs Morgan This is open to all girls and boys who wish to play netball and can commit to their team.
Football (Term 3) Mr Cox This is open to all Year 5 and 6 children who wish to play football at the zone day.
Athletics (Term 4) Mr Cox For this event we pick the best children from our school athletics event in age specific categories.
Gymnastics Team (Term 2 or Term 3) Mrs Morgan For this event we pick the best children following gymnastics trials in age specific categories.
A number of other sports are available for children to take part in if parents are able to coach and organise the team.

  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • League
  • Ripper Rugby
  • Touch Rugby
  • Flipper Ball
  • Tee Ball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey

Other events and activities

These are usually run by staff at lunchtimes when other commitments, availability of space, time constraints, interest from students etc allows. This is a list of proposed activities – they do not necessarily run all the time.

  • Mediators [all year – Year 5 and 6 students]
  • Road Patrol [all year – Year 6 students]
  • AV Club
  • Geek Squad
  • Chess Club
  • Te Reo Class
  • Librarian
  • Student Council [voted by individual class students]
  • Wet Day Monitors [Year 6]
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Kapa Haka
  • Ukelele Group
  • Enviro Council
  • Horticulture Club
  • Nature Savers
  • Weed Busters
  • Worm Farmers
  • Jump Jam Leaders
  • Team Leaders
  • Sports Leaders