Sport can play a big part in developing your child’s life skills, Opunake High School provides a wide range of sports to cover every need of any athlete. We have a goal of 70% of our students participating in at least one sport, and at present we’re right on target.
Opunake High School has access to excellent sporting facilities and support from the wider community. We regularly make use of Sandfords Events Centre, on school grounds we have full-sized Gym with standard indoor sport markings, a 25m indoor, heated Swimming pool, Netball and Tennis courts, and grassed playing fields for Cricket, Football and Rugby.
Staff members, along with many community coaches and managers provide a strong sporting network for our students. Without support from the likes of the Te Kiri Hockey Club, Opunake Football or Coastal Rugby – we would struggle to offer all the opportunities we currently do, we are also keen supporters of the TSSSA (Taranaki Secondary Schools Sports Association), where former student Tara Potter is currently the director. TSSSA offers students the opportunity to participate in sports that don’t always enjoy the limelight such as Moto-X, Equestrian, Bowls etc.
Many Opunake High School athletes have achieved provincial, regional or national representative status, with some of our talented athletes competing at the various age group level at World Championships.