Kia ora,

It has been a fantastic term of sports so far! Ka pai to all of our tamariki getting out there and giving it a go.

Netball: Congratulations to all of our year 6 girls who finished their season at Netball North Harbour, you all did an amazing job and played your hearts out. Ka rawe! A special mention to our NNH 6/1 team for finishing 4th place in the top grade, an incredible result! 

As the netball season at Kidzplay is coming to an end, keep an eye out for news about the spring league starting in term 4. Enjoy your last few games and I look forward to seeing you all back on the court next month.

We would like to take this chance to thank all of the coaches, managers, and parent supporters who have been such a positive influence on the sidelines, cheering on their children and enjoying competition – rain, hail, or shine. 

Splash Polo: It is great to see more and more students in the pool. We now have 5 teams across Torbay School! Keep up the great work!

Rippa Rugby: Rippa Rugby returned for a second festival and what a day it was. The sun was out, the smiles were on, and we all got a little bit muddy. Ka pai to all 100 of our tamariki who went to Windsor Park! I look forward to seeing you all play again next year.

Basketball: Basketball is back at the East Coast Bays Leisure Centre and will be running to the end of the year. Our teams have just finished their grading and have been placed into their divisions. Good luck for the season!

Hockey: Congratulations to all of our hockey players on an amazing season! More news to come for an end of year celebration. Hockey will be returning next term in the North Harbour summer league, registrations and information to come out very soon.

Touch Rugby: Next term Torbay School are entering the local touch league. Check your inbox on how to register your child through Kindo.

Inter School Winter Sports Day: In week 4 Torbay School participated in the Inter School Winter Sports Day held at Kristen School. Our tamariki competed against other schools from the Northern Bay area. Ka pai on an amazing day! You made us all proud. Results from our teams can be found below.

Football: 3rd Place

Hockey: 4th Place

Netball: 8th Place

Tennis: Browns Bay Tennis Club are hosting a free open tennis day on September 11th. All students are welcome to give it a go. This is at Freyberg Park at 11am to 4pm.

Cricket: Wanting to play cricket this summer? Registrations at East Coast Bays Cricket are now open.

All photos from term 3 can be FOUND HERE

Once again a big thank you to all of our coaches. You give so much time and effort to our students and their skills are improving at a huge pace. 

If you have any questions please email Sam Coyle – [email protected] 

Ngā mihi,

Sam Coyle

Physical Education Teacher and Sports Coordinator


Torbay Stars

Week 1 – POD: Emma O, Coaches award: Mika H

Week 2 – POD: Zoe B, Coaches award: Morgan I

Week 3 – POD: Savannah L, Coaches award: Emma O

Week 4 – POD: Lucca H, Coaches award: Mika H

Torbay Mystics

Week 1 – POD: Millie O

Week 3 – POD: Ida M

Torbay Storm

Week 1 – POD: Anine V, Coaches award: Lexie M

Week 2 – POD: Neva T, Coaches award: Ruby F

Week 3 – POD: Greta B, Coaches award: Ava V

Week 4 – POD: Ines M, Coaches Award: Neva T

Torbay Red Sticks

Week 1 – POD: Dylan B

Week 2 – POD: Lyla B

Week 3 – POD: Campbell H

Torbay Diamonds

Week 1 – POD: Sienna D, Sportsmanship award: Celeste L

Week 2 – POD: Michaela D, Sportsmanship award: Nina T

Week 3 – POD: Celeste L,  Sportsmanship award: Mia B

Torbay Magic

Week 1 – Coaches award: Amelia S, Sportsmanship award: Bailey

Week 2 – Coaches award: Indigo D, Sportsmanship award: Amelia S

Week 3 – Coaches award: Kenzie H, Sportsmanship award: Esme Z

Week 4 – Coaches award: Esme Z, Sportsmanship award: Sophia M

Torbay Ferns

Week 2 – POD: Mila P

Week 3 – POD: Freya R

Physical Education Curriculum:  In Term 2 Sam Coyle and I attended the Movewell professional development that was hosted here, at Torbay School. ‘MoveWell represents a significant shift from the idea of teaching and developing fundamental movement skills and recognises that these develop in many ways for children, including through children initiating and directing their own play.’

There are 5 key principles to Movewell. They are: 

  • Play is central to learning 
  • Game contexts provide authentic learning experiences
  • Good pedagogy involves active teaching that caters for all children’s needs
  • Through games, children develop their personal, social and cultural identity
  • Playing games develops the competence and confidence to play games with others and try physical activities.

Sam has been working with the Year 1-4 teams over the past term to support planning and implementation of this style of teaching and the students and teachers are getting so much out of these sessions. It is great to see the links that are made inside the classroom being developed using a shared language in PE, thus integrating physical education with other curriculum areas.

We are so excited to see the positive changes already and the development of Physical Education at Torbay School.

Renee Heasley

Curriculum Leader PE/Health/Well-Being