Welcome to Aquinas College!
Aquinas College has a proud sports participation level of over 70%, well above the Bay of Plenty region of 50%. Sport is a great way to make new friends and build relationships, which is so important especially to those students who are new to school. We hope that each of our students can find a Sport that they can participate in either competitively or non-competitively.
This letter is to inform you about Sport at Aquinas College (AC) and should contain all you need to know before schools starts next year.
The best place to start when looking for sporting information, is to head to the AC Website. When navigating through the website, you can select the tabs along the top of the website (Our School, Information, News and Events etc). Under the ‘Our School’ tab you will find ‘Sports’. Clicking on this will take you through to the Sports section of the website. You can either search for your sport in the search bar, or scroll down and you will find a list of codes and their respective information. There is also information here about Sports Draws and Results, Sports News, Exchanges and Resources.
Each code will take you through to its own page with information about who it is for, when and where it is played, approx. cost and who to contact with further queries. It is on each of these pages that you will find information about registrations.
It is also important that students listen to the daily notices as this is another way they will hear about Sporting Opportunities. Daily Notices should be read each morning in Tutor Class, however if a child misses the notices, they an be viewed at the Student Office. Notices can also be viewed by parents through the KAMAR Parent Portal.
The Sports Handbook is another resource that is great to refer to. This document contains information for Parents, Coaches, Managers and Students about procedures, codes of conduct, booking facilities, Sports Prizegiving etc.
Sports Uniforms are issued to students at school usually in the week leading up to the first game. This will be communicated with students via the daily notices. After the season is finished, students are expected to return clean uniforms in a named bag to the Sport Office as soon as possible.
Sports fees will be communicated through registration forms, notices and on the code websites. Sports fees will be charged to your childs school account. It is important these are paid promptly. When your child registers for a code and is placed into a team, students are expected to pay the relevant fees. Students who chose to withdraw from teams will still be expected to pay the fees, unless special circumstances arise. In this case parents should approach the TIC or Director of Sport.
Parent support with Sport at AC is essential. Without it, we can not offer the amount of sports that we currently do. If you are able to assist as a Coach, Manager or Official please email the Teacher in Charge of your preferred sport, or the Sports Coordinator.
To access information about how to Register for Summer Codes in 2019 please click here.
To view the full letter in PDF format please click here, Welcome to AC 2019.