Hastings Girls’ High School has a proud sporting history. We have developed a Sports department which caters for an array of interests, skills and talents. Our wide range of individual and team sports allow every girl to find an activity she enjoys and to be physically fit. We know that having good physical fitness (taha tinana) plays an essential part in overall hauora, which is why we encourage all of our students to become involved in sport. From beginners to national representatives, the Hastings Girls’ sports department supports girls to be active, enjoy physicality and achieve both her own potential and to work together with her peers.
Regular involvement in physical activity and sport enriches lives fostering physical, mental and social health. At Hastings Girls’ we endeavour to provide quality coaching, opportunity, support and encouragement, to inspire our girls’ ongoing participation in sport.
Our incredible team of volunteers from both our teaching staff and our wider school community are an essential part of our sporting success, and add value to the physical activity and sport opportunities we provide.
Athlete Development Programme
At Hastings Girls’ High School, we offer an athlete development programme with a mind and body focus, which helps our athletes become the best they can be. The programme combines off-field skill development with an aerobic conditioning programme. Our specialist outside providers deliver a regime shaped to best meet the needs of individual girls. This holistic approach is designed to enhance all areas of life, with many of the programme’s graduates going on to become national representatives in their chosen field. In Year 9 and 10, all girls have the opportunity to be part of our High Performance Sport programme, as well as regular Physical Education classes.
Current programmes on offer are rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, swimming, tennis, touch rugby, tri & multi-sport, volleyball, ki O rahi, softball, surf life saving, squash, orienteering, canoe polo, cross country, cycling, equestrian, football, athlete development programme, futsal, athletics, badminton, basketball, clay target shooting and polo.