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 39 Christchurch secondary schools, 7 nearby country schools and 2 Mid Canterbury schools.  We offer an information service to 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

Saturday 30 August 2014


Canterbury Secondary Schools One Day Horse trials Championships 8:00 am (8 hours)

National Equestrian Centre  

Canterbury schools vie for the Jane Sullivan trophy for One Day Horse trials.

Monday 01 September 2014


Local basketball tournament 9:00 am (3 days - 1 Sep to 3 Sep)

Pioneer Stadium  

An opportunity for school A teams who aren't attending a tournament to play over 3 days here at home.

Friday 12 September 2014


Summer Sport Coaches session 9:00 am (3 hours)

Pioneer Stadium  

This programme is designed to provide support for student coaches in our partner secondary schools, and to take this back to school to coach a team or team(s).
It will include a presentation on generic coaching principles and practical time spent with the Coach Force personnel from selected summer sports to present sports specific coaching drills and practice.

Thursday 18 September 2014


Canterbury Secondary Schools' Winter sports awards 4:00 pm (One hour)

St Margaret's College auditorium  

To recognise the outstanding sporting achievements for the 2014 winter sports season.

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