GENERAL INFORMATION

 
In 2020 all boys will have the opportunity to join a sport programme.

On Day 1 of school for each year group there will be a sports muster. The boys will select the sport/s they wish to be involved with and collect the sport notice. This notice will provide detail of the first meeting times, fees and other general information your son will need.

During the following week all boys will be expected to pay for their summer sports registration and Titans Sports levy. If this is not done, your son will be unable to participate.  There will also be an automatic payment option that once signed will allow your son’s involvement. During Week 7 your son will be expected to do the same for his winter sports fees.


SPORTS LEVY

The Tauranga Boys College Board of Trustees has set the Sports Levy for 2020 at:  $30.00 for Sport (one off fee for one or more sports). 

This fee goes directly to fund coaches and managers' apparel, coaches and managers' thank-you gifts and teacher release time for the teachers-in-charge to complete required administration work.

The Sports Levy and all Sports Fees can be paid via internet banking.
Account Name:  Tauranga Boys' College Board of Trustees
Bank:  Westpac
Account No:  03 0445 0296510 00
Please remember to include your son's name and what the payment is for.


SPORT NOTICES


Sports notices are circulated daily in the Daily Information Sheet (DIS). Form teachers read these out at form time, at assemblies and by Period 1 teachers on days where there is no Form time. You should also be able to find updates of draws on the Titans Sport homepage. Many Sports have individual notice boards situated around the school. Draws, training, trial notices and general sports information is updated through all these mediums.


SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

During the course of the year the school wishes to acknowledge and applaud the sporting achievements of our boys. This applies equally to all codes whether they are played at Tauranga Boys' College or not. There are many students that have regional and national success in major codes that we are aware of through our network of coaches and administrators, however there can be times where we are not informed.  To this end if you are an athlete or know of an athlete that has had regional and/or national success can you please let us know in the Titans office or by emailing [email protected]


SPORTS EXCHANGES


Throughout the year we have a number of sports exchanges. At first team level there is the NZ Super Eight Schools' competition for many of our sports. This involves round robin or tournament based competition against Hamilton Boys' High School, New Plymouth BHS, Gisborne BHS, Napier BHS, Hastings BHS, Rotorua BHS and Palmerston North BHS.

We also have exchanges summer and winter for 1st and sometimes 2nd teams against Auckland Grammar School, St Kentigern College, Westlake Boys’ High School, Kelston Boys' High School, St Paul’s Collegiate and junior fixtures against Rotorua Boys’ High School, Napier Boys' HIgh School  and Hamilton Boys’ High School.

There is an expectation that all students involved in interschool fixtures will billet members of visiting teams, unless exceptional circumstances prevent this from occurring.


SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

Teams from Tauranga Boys' College compete in regional, national and international competition throughout the year.
The NZSS Tournament weeks (30 March to 5 April and 31 October to 6 September 2020) will see teams travel outside of the Bay of Plenty area.

Costs can be reduced when parent committees commit to a fundraising regime for the team.  Tauranga Boys’ College will pay a portion of entry fees for any sanctioned BOPSS and NZSSSC event for priority sports. Where entry fees are considerable the athletes will be asked to contribute toward some of the cost.

All tournament costs will be forwarded to you 6 weeks prior. The same policy regarding payment is applicable for this. Pay or AP before you leave through the school office or you will be unable to participate.


SPORTS UNIFORMS


All Students who play sport for Tauranga Boys’ College must wear the correct uniform for their chosen sport. Some of our junior teams will wear the Tauranga Boys’ College PE uniform. The majority of senior teams, particularly competitive and competitive junior teams will have uniforms provided for them. All first teams have full uniform, gear bag and warm up top provided for them.


TRACKSUITS


Students representing TBC will wear the official school tracksuit if their team has been issued with one. All tracksuits are loaned on behalf of Tauranga Boys’ College Titans Sport. Each recipient will sign a contract covering the non-return or damage of the tracksuit and will incur an invoice for total replacement cost.

The Tauranga Boys’ College Titans Sport tracksuit is not to be worn at school unless the recipient is involved in an inter school fixture, tournament or tour. Failure to comply with this will mean removal of the tracksuit and teachers in charge will consider re- issuing it.


TRANSPORT


The policy of TBC is to provide transport to co-curricular events (where feasible) in order to reduce cost, maintain safety and increase team spirit. All students are expected to cover costs of transport and are expected to travel to and from the venue on the transport provided. Where TBC doesn’t provide transport, parents/caregivers will be coordinated to make this happen.

The policy regarding students driving to local fixtures is quite clear. If the venue is within a 10km radius of TBC and the student fulfils licence criteria of the Land Transport Safety Requirements, then they are able to find their own way there. If the venue is further than 10km then under no circumstances will a student be able to drive to the venue.