Sport and Physical Education

School based programmes

A wide range of sports activities and options are provided to all students throughout the year.  All students participate in physical education (PE) lessons focusing on skill development, positive participation, fitness and teamwork.  The school PE shirt and shorts are expected to be worn for all Sport and PE modules.

EBIS has two main school-wide sporting events with plenty of practice leading up to the event – School Athletics (T1 at Newtown Stadium) and Cross Country (T2 a 3km course inside and around the school grounds).

Variety Sport

Another important feature of the PE programme is Variety Sport held every second year.  This introduces students to a much broader range of sporting activities, e.g. rock climbing, mountain biking, table tennis, kayaking, gymnastics, using many of the city’s amenities.

EOTC – Education Outside the Classroom

Students at EBIS are offered a wide variety of programmes, many of which require visits outside the classroom.  Most of these trips will involve some cost but you will always be informed.

The main EOTC event is held every second year where for one week student’s complete activities as a syndicate in the Wellington Region. Some of the events involve Fergs Kayak and Rock Climbing; Matiu-Somes Island; Adrenaline Forest and The Amazing Race in the Wellington CBD.

EOTC is intended to build student confidence and help establish strong friendships with peers.

Parents are welcome to assist syndicates on their day trips.

Out of school options

During term time the school offers a range of sporting activities before and after school for the students which include badminton, floorball, netball and underwater hockey.

Inter Intermediate sporting opportunities

EBIS is involved in boys and girls Year 7 and 8 mixed sports for the Wellington Inter Intermediate competitions which include: basketball, softball, rugby 7’s, rugby, touch rugby, swimming, athletics, cross country, floorball, waterpolo, underwater hockey, hockey, football and netball.

Student’s trial for positions on these teams and once selected train with their coaches for the competitions. This offers our top sports students the opportunity to take part in a competitive environment with great camaraderie.