Porirua College

Whiti Te Ra - The Rising Sun

Sport at Porirua College


We have a range of sports codes in which we are becoming increasingly successful.  This has long been a tradition of Porirua College and one in which we encourage all students to become involved. 

We are currently participating in the Ignite Sports Ambassadors Programme as below:

This programme is designed to develop young sports leaders with the ability to positively influence school and the community. The focus of the programme is to help young people who have a passion for sport recognise that before they can positively influence others, they must first recognise how to effectively lead themselves (both on and off the field).  The programme revisits many of the key lessons introduced at Ontrack, and expands on these in more depth.  A key aspect of the Ambassadors programme is the camp at the end of the year.

Programme Focus: Developing young sports leaders with the passion and ability to lead themselves, and positively impact their school and community
Group Size: Up to 27 students
Student Selection: By the school (ideally from previous years’ Ontrack programme)
Year Level: Year 11 students
Delivery Format: 6 x 1 day sessions throughout the school year; boot camp at the end of year
Venue: Based at Ignite Sport offices; 73-75 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Facilitators: Ignite Sport Team, and Ignite Sport approved facilitators (All Ignite Sport staff and facilitators are police vetted)
Transport: Vans / Buses provided by Ignite Sport
  • Students with a clear understanding of some of the key barriers to success in sport and life
  • Students equipped to deal with the challenges and pressures of being a young sports person
  • Students with an understanding of the character traits that underpin sporting success and how they can apply these to other parts of their lives
  • Students with an increased awareness of how their actions affect others

Below is a list of the sports we currently participate in.

  • Rugby (Rugby League terms 3-4, Sevens Rugby - October)
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Waka ama