The Vision for Sport at Wakatipu High School was developed in 2020 in consultation with students, staff, parents and the community. It is a key contributor to the WHS Akonga Profile and the driver for decision making in the sports space.
The vision process identified how important the holistic value of sport was for a wide range of people and how powerful a role sport can play in creating a positive culture in our school.
The handbook below outlines key information for parents/caregivers. This includes information on the organisation of sport at WHS, our vision, key contacts, how we will communicate with you, the processees for permissions and payments, and our player and parent expectations.
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Sport Central and Sport Otago ran a session in November 2023 for coaches, parents, managers, and teachers on managing head injuries in sporting situations. Presented by Shawn Hicks and Dr Kate Mossman of Sport Otago, and Barry Grehan on mental health first aid, this informative seminar is worth a watch.
If you have sustained a brain injury and have ongoing symptoms, Brain Injury NZ can offer support.
ACC also have a great Concussion Recognition Tool.
In the first week of Term 2 the Sports Department held a Player/Parent Information Session for all students involved in sport and active recreation at WHS. The session covered the WHS vision for sport, pathways, values in sport and students expectations from a school point of view and had guest speakers Aaron Callaghan from the Otago Rugby Union talking about Balance is Better and Dr Sarah Beable from Axis Sports Medicine discussing athlete welfare and wellbeing. The session was recorded and is well worth a watch over a cup of tea if you missed it:
Wakatipu High School
47-49 Red Oaks DriveFrankton, Queenstown, 9300 03 4427370
Director of Sport: Sian Horn
Sports Coordinator: Belinda Strano
Sports Administrator: Kate Ferguson