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Sports Programme

Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School provides opportunities for all children to participate in a variety of sports and fitness programmes.

One of the aims at this level is to introduce students to a wide variety of sporting opportunities. Parents are invited to assist with sports coaching, and support with Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom activities and camps. Your support is essential.


Through Sport Manawatu, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School is a Fair Play Charter School. As a Fair Play Charter School, we are committed to the principles of the Fair Play Charter, which are:

  • Enjoying games
  • Playing within the rules
  • Respecting umpires and referees
  • Respecting the opposition and their supporters
  • Being generous winners and dignified losers
  • Playing hard but playing fair

These principles are the ideals of true sportsmanship and, as a school, we promote and expect to see all students abiding by these principles in all sporting activities.


At a school level, emphasis is on maximum participation with opportunities for all students to participate to the best of their ability in our Team Sports Programme and School Sports Events eg Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics.

Emphasis is on participation and enjoyment.


Themes covered in Physical Education at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal include:

  • Aquatics
  • Fitness
  • Athletics
  • Ball Activities
  • Movement & Dance
  • Education Outside the Classroom
  • Cross Country


Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom provide opportunities for all children to develop skills in outdoor pursuits focusing on survival techniques, adventure challenges, enjoyment, and risk management of these activities. Our LEOTC Programme is also used to extend experiences in the academic fields e.g. Science, English, Mathematics, Technology, The Arts, and Social Sciences.

School Camps are planned on a two-year cycle so that no class attends expensive camps on consecutive years. Teams or classes may raise money to meet costs for camps or field trips with the support of Team parents. If you have a problem meeting the full cost see the class teacher or Principal as early as possible. (If assistance is required it will be kept confidential.) 2014 is a minor camp year and Teams will make use of localised camp sites. These camps are lower cost (approx $70) and usually of 2 nights / 3 days in duration.

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