The importance of participation in sport, especially in light of concerns nationally about the deteriorating fitness of young people, is top priority at Kaikorai Valley College. Staff and parents, along with some senior students, continue to give time and energy to providing coaching and supervision for a wide range of individual and team sports at all levels of the school. Pride in being competitive and fair play are important messages given to Kaikorai Valley College students. The school has excellent sporting facilities with extensive sports grounds, hardcourt areas for netball and tennis and a second well equipped gymnasium which hosts indoor teams and individual sports. There is ongoing acknowledgment of success for those who have achieved representative status at provincial and in some cases, national level, in a wide range of sports. In 2008 a Sports Academy was introduced to give these individuals the skills, knowledge and mental edge to continue excelling in their chosen sport.

Sports that students are involved in include:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Flags
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mini-ball
  • Mini-volley
  • Moto-Cross
  • Mountain Biking
  • Multi Sport
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Petanque
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water-polo

Kaikorai Valley College has adopted the Otago Secondary School Sports’ Association Codes of Behaviour.

This code does not set out to provide a detailed prescription, but rather the broad principles of acceptable behaviour in secondary school sport.

Breaches of this or any other code could lead to disciplinary action by: the offender’s school, OSSSA under its complaint procedure, or Regional Sports’ Organisations.


  • Play for enjoyment.
  • Play hard but fair.
  • Play to the laws of the game.
  • Be committed to your team. Attend all practices and matches.
  • Never argue with officials. Control your temper at all times.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your team or your opponent.
  • Remember the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  • Use appropriate and acceptable language.


  • Applaud the performance of both teams.
  • Be positive with the officials.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of the officials.
  • Let the players play their game, not your game.
  • Praise efforts, not results.
  • Set an example for the players.
  • Use appropriate and acceptable language.


  • Positively reinforce the actions of players.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be honest with yourself and players.
  • Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game.
  • Develop team respect for officials.
  • Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game.
  • Insist on fairplay and discipline.
  • Be reasonable on the demand on players’ in time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Encourage sportsmanship.
  • Use appropriate and acceptable language.


  • Encourage all participants to play within the rules of the game.
  • Display self-control on the sideline.
  • Show appreciation to coaches and officials who facilitate the game.
  • Remember young people play sport for their satisfaction not yours.

2018 Winter Sport Information

Winter Sports Contract 2018

Year 7 and 8 Winter Sport Information

Hockey Yr 9-13 - Fees: $140

  • Competition dates - TBC
  • Draws will be posted on the Otago Hockey website - Practices TBC.

Hockey Yr 7 and 8 - Fees: $90 tbc No gate fee

  • Competition dates - TBC
  • Draws will be posted on the Otago Hockey website -
  • Practices - TBC

Basketball - Fees: $65

  • Competition dates - TBC
  • Games will be either at the Edgar Centre with $2.50 entry fee per game for A and B grades or various school gyms for C and D grades with no entry fee.
  • Juniors - Yrs 9 and 10 practice - TBC
  • Senior practice - TBC
  • Draws will be posted on the Basketball Otago website -
  • Teams will be notified of their grades and fees will be charged accordingly.

Miniball Yr 7 and 8 - Fees: $60

  • Competition dates - TBC
  • Draws will be posted on the Basketball Otago website -
  • Practices Friday - TBC

Rugby - Fees: $50 (1st XV $120)

  • Games on Saturdays.
  • Trainings - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30pm at Zingari 
  • Draws posted on school noticeboard and in the ODT Thursdays.

Football - Fees: $40

  • Boys’ competition - TBC
  • Girls play on Thursdays.
  • Practices - Boys on Mondays and Girls on Tuesdays, 3-4pm on school grounds or gym.
  • Draws available on (Girls’ draw), or (Boys’ draw)

Badminton - Fees: $45 for competition teams.

  • Girls play on Tuesdays. Practice on Mondays in the Gym from 3-4pm
  • Boys play on Wednesdays. Practice on Tuesdays in the Gym from 3-4pm

Netball Yr 9-13 - Fees: $60 and $2.50 door entry

Netball Yr 7and 8 - Fees: $80 - no door fee

Judo Yr 7-13 - Fees: $110 for the whole year

  • This includes NZJF registration.
  • Wednesdays after school in the gym foyer. Time: 3.10pm - 4.10 pm.

Table Tennis Club Yr 7-13 - Fees: $20 per term (Terms 2 and 3)

  • Thursdays after school in the Gym - 3 - 4pm. 
  • Coached by a qualified NZ instructor.


Please contact Theresa Johnson, Sports Coordinator
c: 027 543 4251

Sports Fees and Contract for Terms 2 and 3 of 2016 available here

If you would like to make a booking for the Kaikorai Valley College Gymnasium please contact Brian Lee, Executive Officer, on 453 6035 ext 807, or email

Growing coaches is a leadership programme for secondary school students who want to coach sport at schools (secondary, primary, intermediate) or clubs. At Kaikorai Valley College we offer the Growing Coaches Programme as part of our Year 12 Activities Programme.


The programme consists of eight hours of learning about coaching, including sport-specific and self-directed learning from a chosen sport, and Fifteen hours of coaching experience – coaching other young people.

We work with our Contributing Primary schools on Tuesday afternoons to provide specific Sport Coaching, organising lunchtime games and general movement skills. We have been working with Balaclava, Bradford, Concord, Halfway Bush and Mornington schools over the last five years. Our students also work with our Year 7 & 8 students and many coach Kaikorai Valley Sports teams.

The Growing Coaches Programme teaches valuable leadership and organisational skills, improves the ability of our students to communicate with younger students and adults. It also enables them to become involved in helping out the School by using their coaching knowledge and experiences to work help our younger students achieve their sporting potential. Many of our student leaders have developed their skills by participating in the Growing Coaches Programme.

Students receive a Sport New Zealand qualification after successfully completing the Programme which is a valuable addition for their CV’s. A Level 2 NCEA assessment can also be completed using the experience and theory learned through the Growing Coaches Programme.

A recent development that has evolved from the Growing Coaches Programme is the involvement of these students in helping coach and run our very successful Sports Expos. Over 900 students are involved in the Expo where they get to experience eight of the thirty four activities offered. The Growing Coaches students get to work alongside experienced coaches and sports development officers, gain experience and help set up the Expo equipment.

Over the past two years we have also worked with Sport Otago who have developed their own Coaching Programme called ‘Coaches in Schools’. We offer this alongside the Growing Coaches Programme. Sport Otago provide a facilitator for the practical coaching instruction sessions and have also developed on-line learning modules that our students complete. This has been a very positive development for our students and has led to a more in depth understanding of the theory of Coaching and development of a personal coaching philosophy.

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