sandspit road school

We encourage our students to be involved in a range of activities throughout their time at primary school.  

Sports

Sandspit Road School participates in a range of sporting activities within Waiuku and wider Franklin groups.  These activities are predominantly organised for Years 4 and above and include:

  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Touch Rugby
  • Rippa Rugby
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Orienteering
  • Basketball

Choir

Our school choir participates in both the Franklin and Kids for Kids combined choirs.  Within these events are opportunities for students to also trial for soloist parts.  

Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity.

The Trees for Survival programme creates community partnerships by engaging schools, their community, local businesses and Councils all working together to restore our natural heritage.

Your child can be involved  in nurturing the seedlings grown at school and then participating in planting days in the greater Waiuku area.

Sandspit's Got Talent!

Each year Sandspit Road School hosts a talent quest that gives students across all levels opportunities to audition and perform across a wide range of disciplines. This event is a showcase of dance, singing, musical recital, comedy, magic and more!

Both junior and senior events are held, with the overall senior winner awarded the Delwyn Virtue trophy.

Students can perform as soloists or as part of a group of like minded friends.

Sandspit's Got Talent is a must see on our annual calendar.  Parents are welcome to come along and enjoy the shows.

Leadership

We provide a pathway for young leaders with Head boy and Head girl roles appointed annually along with house leaders.  

Cultural Groups

Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in our school Kapa Haka and Pacifika groups.  Visit the separate Kapa Haka and Pacifika tabs to see these groups in action

Travelwise

We are a Travelwise school.

Travelwise is an innovative programme to make school travel safer, healthier and more fun.

The programme works with schools to:

  • encourage and increase use of active travel modes and public transport
  • provide safer facilities for all road users
  • reduce congestion around schools

With Travelwise, schools create individualised Safe School Travel Plans with meaningful visions and practical actions to create a safer and less congested environment outside the school. 

Senior school students can get involved in the Travelwise programme working with Auckland Transport and Police to ward a safer travel environment for Sandspit Road School.