Melville works closely with our wider school community to offer the range of experiences essential to a broad, well-balanced and effective curriculum.
School Sports Days
The school holds annual swimming, athletic and cross-country championships as well as a number of inter-tutor competitions.
The school regularly enters a number of teams in local competitions, as well as selecting special teams for inter-school fixtures. We have also developed relationships with community sports clubs to give our students more opportunities to compete. We have developed these relationships in Hockey, Cricket, Rugby and Rugby League.
Competitive and Recreational Sports
Sporting opportunities include cricket, tennis, softball, equestrian, volleyball, yachting, rugby, rugby league, netball, hockey, soccer, basketball, badminton, golf, touch, multi-sport, aikido, softball and Waka Ama.
Melville is represented at secondary school competitions in a large number of these and other sports. Our Sports Co-ordinator supports our many volunteer coaches and managers and ensures our students are aware of all the sporting opportunities that are available.
Extra-curricular activites are important to students and Melville offers a wide range of teams and clubs. Participation is encouraged and all students are able to take part.
School Raft Race
The schools annual Raft Race is a keenly participated event on the sports calendar. Students design and construct their own rafts and then race them from the Narrows boat ramp to the Grantham St boat ramp, spending approximately 3 hours on the Waikato River.
The finish of the race is celebrated with a sausage sizzle, soft drinks and sugar replacement.