Welcome to Waimate High School Sports.

Within this page, you will find information to help you enjoy and get involved in sport at Waimate High School. We offer a range of sports and activities throughout the year and we encourage all students to get involved. Below you will find a chart that lists all the sports and who to contact about the sport. If the information you are looking for is not listed on this page please feel free to contact the Sports Coordinator, the school office, or the teacher in charge of the sport.

WHS Sports

This event happens every year. This year the Swimming Sports were held on a sunny day which increases participation. For every length a student swims they get one house point. All of the students can get involved in the Swimming Sports, especially the novelty events like the baton, changing and lilo relays. This year participation was high with most seniors getting involved which encouraged the younger students to have a go.

The Athletic Sports is an event that happens once a year. This year the athletics had very high participation with the relays being the main events for each age group. Students are allowed to dress up in their house colours which makes the day fun. This year there were some excellent performances from Michael Garland who broke the 400m record for his age group, Ruby Cochrane who broke her age group’s discus and javelin records, and Gemma Botica who broke the 100m record for her age group. Slushies were sold by two students at the event this year and the money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation at the same time as the school’s big Shave Off.

The Cross Country involves running and walking the track that is around the school field. It is a large event that has a large amount of participation and it increases each year. It allows the whole school to get involved. The junior students can walk or run 3km and the senior students can walk 3km or run 4.5km. This year the students were in a team’s event and it meant each house had to have four members complete the course in each age group. The students enjoyed this and got into the spirit of the dress-up walking event as well.

Sport and Activities available through Waimate High School



Information to Note

Athletics Sport Coordinator Terms 1 & 4. Training available through the Athletics Club
Badminton Mike Thomson Winter Sport – Waimate. Competition – Monday Nights
Basketball Ben Liddy Winter Sport – Timaru & Waimate Competitions
Mini ball Kacy Jarvis Winter Sport – Timaru & Waimate Competitions
Cricket Bruce Carlaw Summer Sport – Students play for the local Waimate Cricket Club but also represent the school in interschool sports competitions.
Cross Country Sports Coordinator Winter Sports
Cycling Sports Coordinator Students take part in cycling via the club and can represent the school in Aoraki, South Island, and National events.
Equestrian Sports Coordinator  
Football Nick Schumacher Oamaru Competition
Golf Jacqui Fisher  
Motorcross Sports Coordinator  
Mountain Biking Sports Coordinator  
Netball Kellie Tagiaia Timaru & Waimate Competitions
Rugby 7’s Sports Coordinator Winter Sports – Students play for the local Waimate Club but also represent the school in interschool sports exchanges.
Skiing Sue Geaney Interest ski/board club each Sunday during the season.
Swimming Liz Brooks  
Softball Sports Coordinator Summer Sport – Timaru
Squash Matt Simonsen Friday nights at the squash club.
Table Tennis Sports Coordinator  
Tennis Rose Bell Summer Sport
Touch Rugby Kellie Tagiaia Summer Sport
Trap Shooting Trish Davis Riffle Range
Volleyball Sports Coordinator Summer Sport – Timaru. Competition – Friday nights.

Sports Draws

Rugby and Netball draws and result: see the school weekly newsletter for results and follow these links for the draws.