Sport has always been an integral part of an education at St Patrick's College. While we maintain a strong focus on the traditional sports of rugby, cricket and athletics, in recent years interests have broadened.
To view our full range of sport offered at the College please visit our Sports Hub.
The SPC Sports Strategy (see link below) is informed by “The Place of Sports and Cultural Activities at St. Patrick’s College” (approved by the Board of Trustees 2017 ).
The Sports Strategy outlined in this document, sits within the broader aspirations of the College to achieve excellence and to offer our students a high quality experience across the 5 key operational areas below. Each of these areas align with and incorporate our school values of Manaakitanga, Achievement, Hauora and Integrity.
2. Academic opportunities
3. Pastoral Care
4. Sporting opportunities
5. Cultural and Music opportunities
The outcome sought by this strategy is to offer our students a pathway of growth and achievement in their chosen sporting arena as part of their overall education and development during their time at the College. The focus of this strategy is to ensure that quality coaching and development pathways are put in place for students to grow and develop across all age and ability levels from Year 9 through to Year 13. If this is achieved then it is believed that positive competitive results will be a natural flow on effect without being the primary driver of the strategy.
Blues are awarded to students who are seniors in the College (Years 11-13).
There are three categories in which students can attain a Blue award; Academic, Cultural and Sport.
The criteria and process for the awarding of College Blues is below.
Blues will be awarded at a Blues Assembly once a term. These dates are published in the College calendar.
Our College campus is centrally located in Wellington and has much to offer young sportsmen. We are proud to offer:
- A world class artificial turf - available till 5pm on weekdays
- The Marist St Pat’s rugby gym - available up to 5pm on weekdays
- An enclosed four-lane cricket training facility on the school grounds
- St Pat's gymnasium, which is used for inter-school basketball, volleyball and badminton competitions.
- Easy access to the Wellington Regional Aquatics Centre, Kilbirnie Park and Evans Bay
To maintain these facilities and fund our teams we are very grateful for the support of the following partners.
Many staff give freely of their time to help with running the sporting programme within the College. However, we still rely heavily on the goodwill of parents to contribute towards keeping our teams and codes active - from coaches and managers to transport and scoring.
If you’re a prospective or current parent interested in managing or coaching a team please feel free to contact:
Director of Sport Jonathan Millmow