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Extra-Curricular Sport at Wellesley

Sport has always played a big part in the life of our boys at Wellesley College. As well as offering sport as part of the curriculum, taking part in Zone sports, and submitting competitive teams to inter-school fixtures, we have a number of extra-curricular sports that challenge boys to discover their best.

There are sometimes additional costs to support these activities and often a need for parent/caregiver coaching and management. There are no special uniform requirements for these activities.

Information on how to sign up, fees and parent involvement is communicated to parents via the school newsletter or the Head of Sports at the start of each season.

For inquiries on Extra-Curricular Sports, email Natasha Butler at natashab@wellesley.school.nz

Fencing (Years 5 – 8)
Fencing club operates after school in the School hall.

Mountain Biking (Years 6– 8)
Wellesley are affiliated with Cycling NZ and Senior boys can enter events through the school such as the Nth Island MTB Champs. These events are held throughout the year. Visit www.cyclingnz.nz for more details.

Underwater Hockey (Years 7 & 8)
We enter underwater hockey teams into 2 tournaments per term. These are held on a Saturday and are run by parent helpers.

Waterpolo (Years 7 & 8)
Waterpolo is played at Huia Pool on Wednesday afternoons. For information on joining a waterpolo team, contact natashab@wellesley.school.nz

Badminton (Years 5 – 8)

Boys can enter in the Hutt Valley Competition which takes place at the Naenae Badminton Hall. Boys enter in teams of two. Games are played on Thursday afternoons (Years 7-8) and on Tuesday afternoons (Years 5-6).

Basketball (Years 5 – 8)

Basketball is played in the winter terms and teams are entered in both the Hutt and City leagues. Boys sign up at school and are put into teams of 8-9 players.

Ski Team (Years 7 & 8)

Wellesley enters a ski competition each year  held at Mt Ruapehu in late August. One team of up to five Senior boys is chosen to represent the school. Information regarding this event is sent out to students Term 3.

Table Tennis  (Years 5 – 8)

Table tennis is particularly popular during lunchtimes, with students able to compete in championships within the school. We enter one external event every year in Term 3 for the top 12 Senior players.

Waterpolo (Years 7 & 8)

Waterpolo is offered during the winter terms, and coached in a combination of staff and an external provider. We do require parental help with transport on a Wednesday morning after training at Huia pool.

Weetbix Tryathlon (Years 5-8)

Each year Wellesley boys enter this fabulous event and test their stamina in running, swimming and cycling. Information about school participation is communicated to students the year prior.