Home » Sport & Physical Education

Student Life & Learning

Sport & Physical Education

To provide a positive environment for students to perform well, gain and retain their enthusiasm for physical activity.

How we provide a positive environment for students to perform well, gain and retain their enthusiasm for physical activity:

  • Maintain and promote enjoyment in sport.
  • Expose students to competitive and non-competitive sport.
  • Foster sportsmanship in team and individual environments.
  • Modelling by teachers and peers to promote healthy activity.
  • Develop resilience through physical activity.


Rāroa has three Astro Turfs which provide professional quality grounds for multiple sporting opportunities. There is also a football field with high quality goals, rugby field, basketball court and a multi- purpose hall. These facilities are complemented by an extensive range of elite equipment which teachers utilise to provide high quality physical education programmes.

Winter and Summer Sport Programmes

The purpose of our Thursday sports programme is for students of all abilities to have an extended opportunity within a variety of sports. The focus is on enjoyment, active involvement and participation.

In the summer terms, students compete against other classes gaining understanding of a range of sports and games (e.g., 4-way cricket, unihockey, turbo touch, teeball)

The winter terms see the students go out into the community, making the most of the facilities and learning from experts in specialised programmes. (e.g., Squash, Gymnastics, Ten pin bowling, Golf)

W.R.I.S.S.A (Wellington Regional Intermediate School Sport Association)

Raroa is an integral part of W.R.I.S.S.A sporting events that are held annually for the regions elite sporting teams. Competitions are held in numerous sports:

  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Flag
  • Touch
  • Sevens
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Ki-O-Rahi
  • Aerobics

Netball and Basketball

Both Netball and Basketball are run through Rāroa Intermediate. Basketball is Friday nights at the Nairnville rec centre and Netball is Saturday mornings at Newlands College.

There is more information about netball for 2021 on this document.

National Events

Rāroa loves seeing students have the opportunity to perform at the highest level. Over the past years, Rāroa has represented Wellington for both boys and girls in the National Cricket Tournament in Lincoln, sent a range of teams (Football, Netball, Cross Country, numerous individual athletes) to AIMS games in Tauranga, sent a number of runners to the National Cross Country event and competed outstandingly in the National Aerobics competition.


We have annual exchanges with Tawa and Hutt Intermediates, each with a different array of sports. Each year we take turns at hosting one of these.