Albany Primary

Albany Primary School
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Sport at Albany Primary School 

Albany Primary School acknowledges the importance of children having an active, balanced lifestyle. Sport is a key area of focus for our school and we enjoy significant participation rates from students in organised out of school sports.

Our aim is to encourage fair play and sportsmanship, whilst providing the opportunity for children to develop social, communication, teamwork and a range of sport specific skills in a friendly, fun environment.

Albany Primary School offers five organised out of school sports:

  • Netball
  • Miniball/Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Flippaball
  • Touch Rugby

Please note— Sports such as Football (Soccer), Rugby Union, Rugby League, Softball, Baseball, Cheerleading, Tennis etc. are offered through clubs at this age level. 

Additionally, we offer the following in-school sports opportunities to interested students (please check age levels as this may not apply to all):

  • Rippa Rugby
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics

Throughout the year we may also offer family fun sporting events; Shore to Shore fun run/walk, kids marathon, mud-rush, etc.

Sports registration:

Albany Primary School uses the on-line registration system, Enrolmy, to register and pay for all after school sports.  Enrolmy is used by tens of thousands of parents across New Zealand and makes the registration process easy for everyone and enables us to easily create and manage the teams.   This process takes the place of registering through the school office. The link is available both on our school app and website.


  • Payment must be made at time of registration.
  • This is not an expression of interest—if you register your child online they will be placed in a team, unless we do not get enough registrations to complete a team, in which case you will be notified and the fee refunded.

Sports grading process:

For after school sports teams:  As the competitions the school enters are graded, we may hold gradings if necessary due to registered numbers.  

  • Year 0-2 students do not get graded.  
  • Trials for Year 3-6 students are held at school. 
  •  Independent adjudicators select all after school sports teams requiring grading.  
  • At the conclusion of grading, all registered students will be placed in a team.

The school works very hard to make grading a positive non-threatening process, but it can still make some students anxious and for this reason we do not invite parents to attend.  Prior to grading it would be beneficial to discuss with your child that whilst they may have played with friends previously, they could find themselves in a different team, giving them the opportunity to make new friends for the season.

Sports Guide for printing(copies available at the school office)

Sports Uniform

For those students representing Albany Primary School in school sports teams, the following items are available (please see individual sport for details of required uniform):

Sports shirt        ($30) 

Sports shorts     ($20) may be worn as part of regular school uniform

Netball dress     ($60) 

These are available from the school office at any time that the school office is open, generally 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday during term time. 


Secondhand uniforms

We do not buy back sports uniforms. If parents would like to on-sell their own second hand sports uniforms, you may like to put a notice up on the community noticeboard. Please see Jan in the office for more information.


Code of Conduct

It is implied that upon registering and paying for your child to commence a sport that students, parents, coaches and managers will abide by the codes of conduct and players will also display sportsmanship through our REACH values (refer "Code of Conduct" tab).


Sports Team Photos

Sports photos are taken in Term 3.  You will be advised via our school newsletter when these are taking place.  Coaches and managers are welcome to join in their team photo.