Sports at David Street School
We offer a variety of sports and activities at David Street School at different times during the year, some are listed below.
Information about what is available is usually published in our weekly newsletter and/or on our school Facebook page. Students are encouraged to listen out for messages in the morning notices regarding meetings & to find out about different things happening at school.
Winter Sports - Term 2 & Term 3
Watch out for notices coming home to sign up in Term 2
NETBALL FOR YEAR 1 & 2 CHILDREN -
Netball sessions usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon at The Morrinsville Events Centre. The season runs the same dates as our Year 3 - 6 netballers.
Session times for year 1 and 2’s are 3:30- 4:15.
For Year 1 and 2 children, the focus is on exploring netball and the development of fundamental movement and ball skills. The sessions will include skill development lead by a junior coordinator and star helpers followed by a game of 4 versus 4.
The local schools netball competition & Yr 1 & 2 skills sessions are run by the Morrinsville Netball Association and is usually held at the Westpac Event Centre.
NETBALL FOR YEAR 3-6 CHILDREN - Registrations for Yr 3-6 are open to players who have trialled.
Games are played on a Thursday afternoon at Campbell Park in Morrinsville. The season usually begins at the beginning of May, and finishes in August
Year 3 & 4 teams players participate in a skills development session followed by a 5 vs 5 game.
Year 5 & 6 teams will play in a 6 vs 6 competition.
Basketball is usually open to Year 4, 5, 6 children starting in Term 3 on a Wednesday afternoon between 3:30-6:30pm.
The competition is held at the Morrinsville Event Centre. Students will be put into a school team to play a game on Wednesday afternoons/evenings. Team practices will be held at school.
Watch out for notices coming home to sign up in Term 3
Hockey is played for 7 weeks (6 game) season. Usually starting at the beginning of August on a Friday afternoon between 3.30 and 5pm. School Team numbers are limited and dictated by the organisers. Venue: Morrinsville College Turf
GymSport Festival was cancelled in 2021 due to Covid 19
Each year the Piako Gym Club host the Gymsport event held at the Morrinsville Events Centre usually held in August/Sept.
Our school likes to support the Gymsport event as a large number of our children at DSS belong to local gymnastics clubs.
Along with gymnastics DSS usually enter Hip Hop / Cheerleading / Aerobics teams.
Teams that place in the Piako event go on to the Waikato Regional School Gymsport Festival held in Hamilton.
Summer Sports - Term 1 & Term 4
Watch out for notices coming home to sign up in Term 4 (note this is usually done in Term 3 but we have had to delay it due to Covid-19
The module usually runs on a Wednesday starting in week 2 of term 4. (time may change due to covid-19)
The competition is fun, with an emphasis on fair play. Games are played locally at Campbell Park. Teams need to be made up of mixed girls and boys with approximately nine to ten players in a team. This allows for six players on the field and three or four subs. There are separate grades for Y3 & 4 and Y5 & 6.
Games are usually played at the following times every week:
Y3 & 4 games at 3.30pm and Y5 & 6 games at 4.00pm
Club Sports in Morrinsville
The Morrinsville Junior Cricket Club was formed in February 2016. The Club organises and runs cricket in Morrinsville for years 1 through to 8. email them here:
or facebook Morrinsville Junior Cricket
Rugby is run by Morrinsville Sports Junior Rugby - connecting the community of junior rugby players and their parents/caregivers.
Football is run by Morrinsville Junior Football. More information / registration & contact info can be found here: Morrinsville Junior Football
or facebook page Morrinsville Junior Football
Piako Gymnastics Club, formerly known as the Morrinsville Gymnastics Club, has been operating for over 40 years.
The club now operates programmes at Morrinsville, Tahuna, and Te Aroha. Club membership is now over 240 children aged between 2 and 18.
The club is affiliated to the national body of GymsportsNZ. More information / registration & contact info can be found here: Piako Gymnastics Club