For all levels and interests

Whakatāne High School provides a wide range of sporting opportunities for students and has one of the highest sports participation rates of students and staff in the Bay of Plenty.

Sport offers the opportunity for students to form relationships, improve skills, challenge themselves and create memories. Whakatāne High School has a strong working relationship with the local community and local clubs which ensures that a wide range of sporting options are available to our students.

Whakatāne High School teams compete at local, regional and national levels, with the highlight for many teams being the opportunity to attend summer and winter tournament weeks.
Whakatāne High School has a proud history of sporting success, with a number of individuals and teams gaining regional, national and international recognition through the years. Some of our former students continue to excel on the world stage. Parents who are able to assist as coaches or managers are encouraged to do so by contacting the Director of Sport: or the Sports Co-ordinator Renske Forsyth on

Contact list

Click here for a list of all the Code-Coordinators within the school, these are the staff members to get in touch with if you have any questions around a specific sport


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The range of sports offered include:
Adventure, Racing, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Ki o Rahi, Lawn Bowls, Mountain Biking, Motocross, Multisport, Netball, Orienteering, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Surfing, Surf Lifesaving, Swimming, Tennis, Touch, Triathlon/Duathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walking, Waka Ama.

Online Sports Wear Shop

We have joined up with our uniform provider, Osprey, to create an online shop for all of our off field apparel for sports teams. The shop will be open for 2-3 week windows at various times throughout the year. Code Coordinators, Coaches and Managers will let athletes know which items are encouraged for each team. Delivery then occurs 4-6 weeks after the shop closes.

This shop provides an opportunity for the extended community to purchase items as well as the students and also means that there is less chasing up of sizing and payments by school staff.

All playing uniforms will be provided as usual. Samples of the shop items are available at the school office.

Link to Online Shop -



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