We are very enthusiastic about sports here at Bainesse School as we see the huge benefits that are derived from keeping our students active and healthy.


We are fortunate to sometimes have experts who come into the school and teach our children. We have had Black Caps taking cricket, NZ Table Tennis teachers, Tall Blacks taking basketball, Black Sticks taking Hockey and Athletics professionals.                     


As a school we run the Te Kawau Cluster Cross Country which is a fantastic event supported proudly by Norwood Farm Machinery who created Small School and Large School Trophies in 2013. Which we won the Small Schools trophy in 2016! J

 We go to every Te Kawau event and try to have all students participating in some way. 


In 2015, 2016 and 2017 we have had teams participate in the Tough Kids Competitions in various neighbouring regions, doing very well last year with our efforts, returning from Raetihi with a total of 10 medals, 6 of them GOLD! 

This year we took a team of fifteen students up to Raetihi to compete in the annual Waimarino Tough Kids event and it was certainly well worth the trip!  The day began really well with great showings in the Boys Year 3-4 race finishing in the top 10, and two Year 2’s finishing 12th and 16th respectively.  In the next race, the Year 3-4 Girls, an exciting duel developed between  our student and another very quick girl . The lead changed on a number of occasions and just when it looked like a silver was going to be our  best hope, our student flicked on the afterburners and  won her race right on the line.  In the Year 5-6 Girls race, 4th, 5th and 8th did exceptionally well.  In the Year 5-6 Boys race, we also performed with merit finishing towards the top of the field in 8th place.

It was then on to the team events where we had two teams entered and both of them finished in the medals.  Our Year 3-4 team (which contained three Year 3’s) finished a very commendable third, while our Year 5-6 team did really well to take silver this year!

All in all it was a great day with regards to results, but more importantly every child that went had a thoroughly enjoyable time.



We are avid supporters of the WeetBix National TRYathlon in Palmerston North and encourage as many students as possible to participate.


Bainesse holds its own; swimming sports, triathlon, cross country, and athletics. We also have a trained swimming teacher on or staff who takes private lessons after school.


We see regular fitness and activity as vital to a healthy body, mind and soul.