Sports Events : Term 1 & 2, 2021

The following are Awatapu College’s premiere sports events for Term One and Two:

  • Swimming Sports - Thursday 11 February 2021
  • Athletics - Wednesday 10 March 2021
  • Cross Country - Tuesday 18 May 2021



Venue:                 Lido Pool

Date:                    Thursday 11 February 2021

Time:                    8.45am to 12.30pm     Competitions (competitors only)
                             1.00pm to 2.50pm       Whole school (weather permitting)


Sign-up for competitive events will be held in the gym at 10.45am on Friday 5 February 2021. On the morning of Swimming Sports (Thursday 11 February 2021), competitors must make their own way to the Lido by 8.45am. Only those students who have signed up for competitive events will be permitted entry to the pool.


It is compulsory for all students to attend Swimming Sports from 1.00pm to 2.50pm on Thursday 11 February 2021 (weather permitting). Students not entered in competitive events will attend school at the normal time of 8.45am. On the afternoon, form teachers will walk with their classes to the Lido. All students who are not competitors can participate in the inter-house tabloid competition. These are fun events and attract many entries. We encourage students to participate in as many of these events as possible as all entries gain points for the inter-house competition.

All students will be dismissed from the pool at 2.50pm to return to school or make their way home. Students must NOT ride bikes or drive cars to the Lido.

Dress Code:       

  • All students must wear mufti this day (no cost)
  • Clothing must be in keeping with house colours and suitable for both sunny and cold conditions
  • Competitive swimmers must bring swimming togs, at least two towels and warm clothing in case it gets cold
  • Those students entering tabloids events must bring suitable swimwear - jeans are not permitted
  • All students must come prepared with sunscreen, a sun hat and a drink bottle of water
  • There will be limited food sales available

Bad weather may mean the full school will not attend in the afternoon. If this is the case normal classes will continue for those students not competing in the finals.     



Venue:                 Massey University Athletics Track

Date:                    Wednesday 10 March 2021

Time:                    8.10am to 3.00pm       Whole School

It is compulsory for students to compete in the Athletic Sports. This will be held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at the Massey University Athletics Track. Students are required to be at school by 8.10am on this day and will be bussed to the track (provisions have been made for bus students who arrive later than this). Students are not permitted to take private transport. Students will be bussed back to school by 3.00pm.

Dress Code: 

  • Students must wear mufti (no charge)
  • Clothing must be in keeping with house colours and suitable for competing - including footwear which is essential (the nature of the Massey University Athletics Track is not suitable for bare feet)
  • Students must come prepared for both sunny and cold conditions
  • Students must bring sunscreen, a sun hat, lunch and a drink bottle of water
  • Limited food supplies will be available for sale
  • Students should not bring any valuable items with them. All personal items are the responsibility of the student.



Venue:                 Manawatu Riverbank

Date:                     Tuesday 18 May 2021

Time:                    2.10pm (Period 5)        Optional for all students                         

Dress Code: 

  • Students wear uniform to school and change into suitable clothing in which to compete, including footwear
  • Students must come prepared for both sunny and cold conditions