School programmes

Primary and secondary schools can book visits to the Ākau Tangi Sports Centre at discounted rates.

Our programmes provide fun, engaging physical activities that connect to the health and physical education curriculum and focus on developing physical literacy. Students can build confidence, physical skills, relationships, and knowledge to make exercise a regular part of their lifestyle.

We will discuss with the teacher what achievement outcomes they want students to work on during the session.

Our coaches lead various activities alongside the teachers. We teach skills appropriate for the age and grade level of the class, following the Sport NZ approach for developing physical abilities.

  • Weekly sessions: multiple sessions of each activity, so you can see the students progress and learn.
  • Activity days: choose 4-6 activities and spend the day learning the skills for each.


Activities offered vary depending on the age of the students.

  • Athletics - running, jumping, and throwing
  • Co-operative games
  • Gymnastics
  • Inflatables
  • Invasion games - basketball, futsal, handball, ki-o-rahi, korfball, netball, turbo touch and ultimate frisbee
  • Net games - badminton, pickleball, spikeball, and volleyball
  • Striking and fielding games - cricket and floorball
  • Target games - dodgeball, gagaball, and tchoukball

Timetable (Monday to Friday)

Session length Sessions times
40 minutes 9.30am–10.10am
Lunch 12.00pm–12.30pm
Session length Sessions times
30 minutes 10am–10.30am
Lunch 12.00pm–12.30pm


$50 per 40 minute session

$35 per 30 minute session


We expect you to book a minimum of two sessions in a row – for example, two 40 minute sessions = 1.5 hours or three 30 minute sessions = 1.75 hours.

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Schools will have access to 8 free one-way bus trips for the Ākau Tangi Schools Programme per term when booking a minimum of 2 groups for 2 x 40 minute sessions or 3 groups for 3 x 30 minute sessions.

Contact and address

Ākau Tangi Sports Centre

Phone: 04 830 0500


Street address: 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie