New to the school in 2014 the year 9 sports academy runs 5 of the 6 timetabled days in the school week. The year 9 sports academy will have a generic sports and physical conditioning focus. Areas covered within the programme are:
Physical fitness – Cardio, plyometrics, circuit training, core strength
- Goal Setting
- Coaching introduction
Entry Into the programme
Entry into the year nine sports academy will be a selection process using enrolment information and information provided on the academy/scholarship application forms along with consultation with Sports coaches, PE teachers and Intermediate schools via the sports activator. Students will be expected to apply for entry into the programme and if accepted will sign a contract agreeing they will play sport for the school as well as maintain standards of academic effort and focus in all subjects.
Failure to follow the contract can result in removal from the course.
All Intermediate students entering Waitakere College, local to the school or not who wish to perform at an elite level are encouraged to apply.