To create an innovative and sustainable high performance sport environment that develops the student holistically.
Student focused. Development driven.
This programme supports talented and gifted athletes who join the St Andrew’s College community and are Canterbury, South Island or New Zealand representatives.
Students will have access to the latest resources within the sports performance industry through three extra classes each term. They are also paired with mentors to help monitor progress and guide them towards excellence.
The course is structured to support, encourage and nurture athletes so they have the best chance to maximise their collective opportunities in sport, academics and personal development. Students must learn to understand the process and develop the skills to plan, prepare and balance the demanding commitments of school and life in general.
Staff will work with students to help them understand:
"Being successful is not just about extra training, but more about understanding the process behind it. Students will be taught to realise what it takes to be successful in their chosen sport."
Rod McIntosh, Programme Co-ordinator
All students on sports scholarships will automatically be included in the programme. Other talented students who are identified as suitable for the High Performance Programme will be invited to join.
The students will: