Heretaunga Intermediate offers a wide variety of different sports. Many children take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a team sport during the weekend or after school.

Some of the sports we offer:

• Netball • Volleyball • Rugby • Swimming

• Hockey • Basketball • Soccer • Triathlons

• Orienteering • Gymnastics • Cricket • Touch

• Canoe Polo • Softball • Athletics • Cross Country


The six Hawke’s Bay intermediates compete regularly for this shield. Schools pick their best teams in each code and that team competes in a full day’s competition. These sports

include:• Rugby • Soccer • Cross Country • Athletics • Hockey

• Volleyball • Basketball • Softball • Netball • Touch


The school is split into three hubs – Tukituki, Rongokako, and Huia.

Each hub competes for a shield in individual sporting codes and for the overall Hub Shield which is awarded at the end of the year. Points are given out for assemblies, sports and academic areas. The students are very proud of their syndicate and always work hard at winning the shield – there is always great competition.


Students are provided with various outdoor challenges throughout their two year stay at Heretaunga Intermediate. These include a syndicate camp every second year.


We have a sports exchange with Monrad and Fergusson Intermediates each year, one home and one away fixture. Sports we compete for change each year. It is a chance to build new connections through sport, and have some fun too.