MRGS SPORT MISSION STATEMENT
To provide a programme for sport and co-curricular activities which will help students achieve a healthy, well-balanced school education. This prepares students for a healthy life after school by learning about the benefits associated with physical activity and team sports. The aim is to foster participation and pursuit of personal excellence in the sporting arena.
Our Annual Goals are:
- To effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
- To build and retain key partnerships.
- To continue developing Centres of Excellence (Sports Academies of Football, Hockey and Rugby and the Being Roskill Football programme).
- To implement school values into Sport.
Our Sports Annual plan can be found at the bottom of the page.
All students are encouraged to participate in sporting and recreational activities. Students are expected to play for school teams unless their sport is not catered for. MRGS provides opportunities to compete at an elite and participation level in Secondary School Sport.
In the first few weeks of school there will be a sports sign up for Summer Sports. The students will select the sports they wish to be involved with and collect the sport permission slips for these. This will provide detail of first meeting times, fees and other general information your son/daughter will need. There will be a Winter Sport sign up later in Term 1.
Sports fees are kept to a minimum and assist with the daily running of the Sports Department, team entry fees, transport costs and first aid costs such as strapping tape.
Sports fees must be paid prior to the beginning of the season.
All Sports Fees can be paid via internet banking.
Account No: 12 3033 0358045 02
Please remember to include your son's/daughter's ID number and what the payment is for in the reference. E.g. '12345 Netball'
In case of genuine financial hardship boys are asked to discuss the situation with their Coach/ Manager. Provision can be made for payment over time with a guarantee from the parent/caregiver. Fundraising via selling chocolates can take place through Mr Rika (Director of Sport).
Sports notices are available every morning on the school noticeboards or via the Parent Portal on KAMAR. It is the students responsibility to read these as to not miss meetings or trial dates. Many Sports have individual notice boards situated around the school gyms. Draws, training, trial notices and general sports information is updated regularly.
During the course of the year the school wishes to acknowledge the sporting achievements of our students. This applies equally to all codes whether they are played at MRGS or not. There are many students that have regional and National success in major codes that we are aware of through our network of coaches and administrators, however there can be times where we are not informed.
To this end if you are an athlete or know of an athlete that has had regional and/or national success can you please let us know in the MRGS Sport Office (Gym 3 Foyer) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year we have a two sports exchanges. These are against Pukekohe High School and Mahurangi College. Historically these take place between our top teams in Basketball, Hockey, Football, Rugby and Netball.
Teams from MRGS compete in national competitions usually in the first week of September. Teams travel around the North Island to compete in these competitions.
All Students who play sport for MRGS must wear the correct uniform for their chosen sport. Some of our junior teams will wear the MRGS PE uniform. The majority of senior teams, particularly competitive and competitive junior teams will have uniforms provided for them.
The policy of MRGS is to provide transport to co-curricular events (where feasible) in order to reduce cost, maintain safety and increase team spirit. All students are expected to cover costs of transport and are expected to travel to and from the venue on the transport provided. Where MRGS doesn’t provide transport, parents/caregivers will be coordinated to make this happen.
Participating in sport involves total commitment to the team and coach. Players must be prepared to meet all playing and training commitments. Possible clashes of interest, such as work and other sporting pursuits, need to be considered before committing to a sport. If you can’t meet all the requirements it is the students responsibility to discuss this with the coach or Teacher in charge at the start of the season.
If a student is involved in representing the school or representative teams in sport then they need to take responsibility for catching up on schoolwork missed.
Part of being a member of a representative team for MRGS is a commitment to attend school, all practices and games. Failure to adhere to this will mean that you will not be selected for games until you can demonstrate the commitment required. The expectation for attendance to school is 90%-100% each week.
Students are asked to tell coaches if they are injured so the Coach can give advice as to treatment, and assess whether you should participate in practices and the game. The school provides a physiotherapist on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's - you need to make an appointment with Student Services . This is to prevent further damage occurring and aid in the player returning to full fitness. The rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE) method should be applied immediately to all soft tissue injuries. All teams have basic First Aid equipment for minor injuries.