Registrations to play sport in 2022 -

Term One Summer Sport:

Registations open Friday 26th November 2021

Registrations close Friday 04th February 2022

Term Two & Three Winter Sport:

Registrations open Friday 26th November 2022

Registrations for rugby close Friday 11th February 2022

Registrations for all other winter sports close Friday 18th February 2022

Students/parents are  able to register through this website from the 27th of November or at the Sports Office when Term 1 begins. Please go to the online Registrations page to register. 

SPORTS UNIFORM BOND: In 2022 we have a uniform bond of $50. $45 will be returned when the sports uniform is handed back to a member of the sports department. $5 is kept for re stocking of sports uniforms.

PAYMENT: Please be aware that registration fees & uniform bond (if applicable) must be paid in full before the start of the playing  season or a regular automatic payment must be set up with accounts to pay the fees and uniform bond. If registration fees are not paid the student will not be placed in a team or allowed to play. If you have any questions or concerns about paying please contact Deslee Wrathall

Welcome to the Aotea College Sports Department

We view sport as an important extracurricular activity and encourage all students to participate in at least one sports team or activity each year.   Please familiarise yourself with the school website and sports pages as information will be updated regularly as sports opportunities become available.  

The Director of Sports,  Deslee Wrathall: is responsible for overseeing the delivery of sports to year 9-13 students.  She oversees the school sports clubs, teams and activities provided by College Sport Wellington (CSW) and New Zealand Secondary School Sport Council (NZSSSC).

Please read the Handbook which is linked below for more details on playing sport at Aotea College.

Who are we?

Aotea College Sports Department:

Deslee Wrathall, Director of Sport:

Rebecca Gracie, Co curricular Administrator:

Jaydn Robson, Sports Coordinator:

We support  the School Sports Clubs, Teams, Academies, Convenors, Coaches and Managers.

Sports enquiries which cannot be answered by the website or the Convenor for the sport can be directed to the sports department team above.


All information given on the registration form will remain confidential, please note once teams are named, student details and parents/guardian contacts will be given to the convenor of the sport, coach and/or manager of the team that your child is in.


Please contact your child's coach or manager if you are unsure as to whether a practice session is still happening due to inclement weather; this decision is NOT made by staff at school. If we are advised that practices are cancelled, or the grounds are closed, we will advise students via their school email and their parents/caregivers with their contact email address.

Sports Achievements and Sport Prizegiving

We are interested in what all Aotea College students are doing on the local, regional and national sporting stage, please email the sports office with activities and successes throughout the year that your child has achieved. Please note this does not just have to be playing the sport it may be coaching and or being an official. These can be emailed to both and /or Please add a photo if you have one.  This information can be for College sports or other sporting achievements outside of College.

This information needs to to us by Friday 28th September  to be taken into account for the Sports Prizegiving.  Information  received after Friday 28th Sept will be used next year awards. 


Please contact the sports office if your child has represented Porirua,Wellington or New Zealand this year in their chosen sport.  A list is being collated for the end of year acknowledgements.


  • Nurture your child’s love of the sport and their appreciation of physical activity.

  • Encourage children to always play according to the rules.

  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.

  • Focus upon each child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists each child in setting realistic goals related to their ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities and provide positive role models for your children, other spectators and coaches.

  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language or yelling at or harassing players, coaches, officials or umpires.

  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  • Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud any good play by both teams.