Sports and Physical Activity

Oxford Crescent School aim to provide quality, inclusive, accessible sporting opportunities for primary age children of all varying abilities, both within the school curriculum and outside the curriculum.

As a school we are committed to encouraging physical activity across the school. We have large playing fields, a cricket wicket, a softball net, a heated swimming pool which students use in Term 1 and 4 and a recently refurbished large hall.

Students are encouraged to move throughout the school day and we run a lunchtime sport programme. Students are also able to scooter and skateboard during breaks in designated areas.

We are engaged in Play.Sport which is a community based initiative to improve the quality and quantity of physical education, sport and physical activity in schools and communities. It is based on the needs of the school and gives us the opportunity to work with trained facilitators to develop opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of physical activity.

All school students are encouraged to participate in sport, achieve their potential and continue their involvement in sporting activities.  We welcome as much involvement from parents and caregivers as you can offer – contact the office or Courtney Binns if you feel you can help or support in any way!

2019 Oxford School Sports Coordinator – Davida Marshall

Fitness and Physical Education

Students across the school are involved in regular daily fitness, such as running and Jump Jam. The focus for PE lessons usually coordinates with the timetable for the Upper Valley Primary School Sports Association. Students work to develop skills in the following areas: swimming, athletics, cross country, large and small ball skills (throwing, catching, striking), gymnastics. We link our STAR programme into all our sporting opportunites.

S          Safe
T          Team Players
A          Active Learners
R          Respectful

Upper Valley Primary School Sports Association
We belong to this association which oversees all Inter-Zone primary school sport within Upper Hutt and are involved in a number of inter-school sports like Cross Country, AFL, MiniBall, Basketball, Netball, Floorball and Swimming.

Lunch Time Sport
When fine, lunch time sports are arranged on the playgrounds and students are encouraged to get involved in activities.

Organised Sport
Oxford Crescent School has the following organised Sports Teams:

  • Basketball
    All teams are coached by parents or teachers at either lunchtime or after school.
  • Netball
    All teams are coached by parents or teachers at either lunchtime or after school.  These teams play in the Upper Hutt Junior Netball Club competition playing at Heretaunga Netball Courts.
  • Tiniball/Miniball
    All teams are coached by parents or teachers at either lunchtime or after school.
  • Touch
    All teams are coached by parents or teachers at either lunchtime or after school.  These teams play in the Upper Hutt Total Touch Competitions playing at Heretaunga College on Wednesday nights in Term 4 and Term 1.

    Term 4 2019 – The competition starts on Wednesday 23rd October and runs for six weeks (27th November). Grades are Year 1/2, Year 3/4, Year 5/6 (5-aside). The games are played at Heretaunga College From 4pm and are 30 min rotations.However, we need parental support to help us with this opportunity. We need one parent manager per team please, to be responsible for the team, collect money and on the day to sub the players on and off. Without this help we are unable to enter
    teams in the competition.You DO NOT need to be able to Coach to be a Manager!The cost to participate in this Touch Rugby competition is $165 per team – cost per child depends on how many per team (up to 10 in a team).If your child is able to play, or you are interested in being a team manager, please complete the registration form and return it to the silver letterbox outside Room 10.  If you want a hard copy please contact Davida Marshall in Room 13 or print below.
    REGISTRATIONSKey Dates Term 4:

    Registrations FORMS due to Oxford Crescent by Tuesday 15th October
    Wednesday 16th October – Compulsory Managers Meeting 5pm Heretaunga College
    Wednesday 23rd October – Upper Hutt Junior Touch Starts!
    Wednesday 27th November – Last game/prize giving Night.


Upper Hutt Junior Netball Club

Upper Hutt Junior Cricket Club
Website: Upper Hutt Junior Cricket Club
Facebook:  Upper Hutt Junior Cricket Club

Upper Hutt City Football – Juniors
Website: Upper Hutt City Football – Juniors
Facebook:  Upper Hutt City Football

2018 Upcoming Sports Events:

Keep up to date with events on our School Facebook Page:  Oxford Crescent School Facebook


Summer Sports 2017/2018