At Takapuna Normal Intermediate we believe that sport is about the journey, not the destination. We always aim to win and do our best, but never at the expense of fair play, and respecting ourselves and others.
With students of this age, we walk a tightrope between their ever-increasing desire and pressure to win, and the importance of creating and maintaining an experience where students look forward to continuing an active lifestyle at secondary school and beyond.
The feelings of winning and losing will be temporary, but the lessons learned in sport can be used for a lifetime.
As administrators of sport, we know it is inevitable that we will have to make difficult decisions around player selection and placement. Our community can be assured that decisions are made with these principles at heart.