School Sport Canterbury

Regional Sports Directors Office

Welcome to School Sport Canterbury
School Sport Canterbury is an educational organisation with educational objectives being achieved through school sports programmes

Who are we?  What do we do?

Secondary school sport in Canterbury is promoted by School Sport Canterbury, the office of the Regional Sports Directors.  The office serves 44 Christchurch secondary schools, 7 nearby country schools and 2 Mid Canterbury school and 7 schools on the West Coast.

The Sports Director’s Office has a major role of communication with its partner schools, their staff, coaches and students.  The educational needs of young sportspeople in our schools are paramount.  There are two fundamental aims of the Sports Director’s Office:

  • To increase and/or maintain participation in physical activity/sport, both in school and in the community, of secondary school students
  • To increase the performance and satisfaction of secondary school students in sport

Partner schools have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of championship events and regular competitions in addition to sport education programmes which this office organises.

Secondary school sporting events at provincial, regional, South Island and National levels are organised by this office.  Christchurch is unique among New Zealand cities in that schools close at 2.30pm on Wednesdays to enable students to participate in the sports competition we organise or other sports associations organise.
Upcoming Events

Thursday 04 May 2017


Canterbury Secondary Schools' Swimming Championships - Finals 9:00 am (6 hours)

Jellie Park Pool  

Friday 05 May 2017


Student Coach Session 9:00 am (One day)

Pioneer Stadium  

This programme is designed to provide support for student coaches in our partner schools.
It will include a presentation on generic coaching principles, Guest speakers with a Coaches & an Athletes perspective, the ACC SportSmart Injury prevention and performance enhancement course; and practical time spent with the Coach Force personnel from selected Regional sports organisations to present sports specific coaching drills and practice.

Sunday 07 May 2017


SuperNet Qualifying 10:00 am (2 hours)

Pioneer Stadium  

Monday 08 May 2017


Winter Sports Entries Close @1pm 1:00 pm

Tuesday 09 May 2017


Head of Sport Meeting (3 hours)


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