My netball dream is...
My name is Chris Bailey and I am the sports coordinator and classroom teacher at Takanini School. Takanini School is a South Auckland School in Takanini. The school roll is 380 students, of which 35% are Pacific Island and 45% Maori students. Takanini School is a Decile 1a school that starts at New Entrant and goes up to Year 8.
The students of Takanini School love to play sport and take great pride in their sporting achievements. Unfortunately due to high cost of club sports outside of school, the only opportunity many Takanini School students have to compete and be active is when representing the school. Sport is a major part of social learning for the students at Takanini School as it helps to build resilience, builds positive relationships among peers and enhances their ability to manage emotions.
Currently every Wednesday afternoon, our students take part in an after school netball club run at school by teachers with the help of the school whanau. Currently the children have one set of reversible basketball/netball hoops to practice in and a set of adjustable hoops that are bent and rusty. With 40 students trying to practice on effectively one set of hoops it makes trainings an interesting prospect.
To allow the kids more space and better equipment to train we would like:
1 set of reversible basketball/netball hoops
2 post pads to wrap around the post to stop the students hurting themselves
4 x match balls
15x training balls
2 sets of bibs
2 sets of 6 aside bibs
40x spot markers as teaching at times 15 new players to the game plus girls that already know finding enough chalk to mark the court can be difficult.
1 bag to carry it all in
Any help that can be given to the children and the school will be greatly appreciated. We just want to be able to give our tamariki what they deserve, the best.
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