Sport at Columba College

Columba College recognises that sporting activities play an important part in helping students reach their full potential and in nurturing their overall well-being. We aim to provide the best possible coaching, resources and facilities, and give students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and sporting activities.

As well its reputation for academic excellence, Columba College is achieving sporting excellence and is recognised for its high achievements in many sports, with the added distinction of having eleven present students representing New Zealand. There is something for everyone, from the high achiever in sport who becomes an Otago representative, or who is awarded a South Island or national distinction, to the girl who enjoys playing social sport. Personal fitness and healthy activity for students while at Columba College is strongly encouraged, coupled with a longer-term focus of developing leisure activities and pursuits for the years beyond school. Over 30 sports are currently available at the school.

Annual Inter-House sporting competitions are held, and all students are encouraged to participate Athletics and Swimming Sports. Columba College joins with John McGlashan College in annual Summer and Winter Tournaments with St. Andrew’s College, along with the annual Winter Quadrangular Tournament with Craighead Diocesan School, St. Hilda’s Collegiate School and St. Margaret’s College.

Contacts

Miss Dayna Turnball
Director of Sport
dturnball@columbacollege.school.nz

Mrs Megan Graamans
Sports Co-ordinator Year 3-8
mgraamans@columbacollege.school.nz

Ms Gretchen Beardmore
Netball Co-ordinator
gbeardmore@columbacollege.school.nz