Sport at EOHS


Sport at East Otago High School is well recognised as providing students with the opportunity to reach for their goals and interact with friends outside of the classroom. Participation in sport throughout high school years helps in producing well rounded young adults and we encourage all students to sign up for a sport. At East Otago High School, we aim to establish a positive sporting culture within the school. We have high expectations for commitment, behaviour and sportsmanship, whether it be during a school house sport or a competitive competition; students should always respect the referee, their competitors, the coach and supporters.

We are lucky at East Otago High School to have experienced coaches amongst our staff, parents and community who along with some senior students volunteer their time to provide coaching and support for all our various teams. The school has a wide range of sporting equipment along with considerable sports grounds, outdoor courts for netball, tennis and basketball and a gymnasium.

Sporting success is always acknowledged, from those who achieve at a regional level all the way up to national representatives. Inter-House sporting competitions are held throughout the year and we also hold School Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country events. Inter-School Sports Exchanges are also held with Maniototo Area School and Tokomairiro High School each year.

Intermediate – Year 7 & 8

  • Touch Rugby is very strong at EOHS, we generally have two mixed teams playing in Dunedin on a Thursday afternoon.
  • Intermediate Volleyball is played on a Friday evening at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin.

Secondary – Year 9-13

  • Senior volleyball teams play on a Monday evening at the Edgar Centre.
  • Senior touch rugby is popular and played in Dunedin on a Tuesday afternoon.
  • Handball is rising in popularity and we have a team play in Dunedin on a Wednesday afternoon.

Several sports are offered through local clubs including equestrian, golf, squash, shooting, swimming and bowls.

Students attend Otago Primary and Secondary Schools Swimming Champs each year and we have an Equestrian team that competes at local events.

Intermediate – Year 7 & 8

  • Intermediate Netball is played at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin on a Thursday afternoon. We currently have two teams entered in this competition.
  • Intermediate Basketball is called Kiwihoops and is played at the Edgar Centre on a Monday evening. We have two teams competing in this competition.
  • Our two intermediate six aside hockey teams play on a Friday evening at the Turf at Logan Park in Dunedin.
  • Rugby for this age group is played through the Eastern Rugby Club on a Saturday morning.

Secondary – Year 9-13

  • Basketball at secondary school level is played in Dunedin on a Friday night at various school gyms, we have one senior boys team entered in the competition in 2020.
  • We have a Senior Hockey team that travel to the turf in Dunedin on a Tuesday evening to play. This team is also a Year 9-13 team entered in the Senior competition.
  • We have a girl’s rugby team playing in the secondary school’s competition on a Wednesday night, this year there will be a round of 7/s and a round of 10’s.  We also have 8 senior boys playing for combined 1st XV and Senior rugby teams in Dunedin on a Saturday.

Contact Details

Roz Croucher
Sports Co-ordinator

Sport Code of Conduct

EOHS has a Sport Code of Conduct (see attached), students are expected to demonstrate the school value of Motivation by attending all practices, meetings and games.  Practices will be in the daily notices and mostly happen at lunchtime.  If you are unable to make a training session or game you MUST let your coach know in person or by email.

To read or download a copy of the Sports Code of Conduct followed at EOHS, click here:

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