Year 8 and 9 students apply for a much coveted position in our Academy where we endeavour to nurture and develop elite performers of the many sports that we offer at Albany Junior High. We currently have and cater for all students performing to a high standard in their respective sport from representative up to International level.
Through extension work delivered both in curriculum and outside classroom time we are able to offer the vital information needed to compete at a high level, from sports psychology and sociology to nutrition and the development of sports performance that is specific to your child’s individual needs. As a new and vibrant sporting outlet we have attracted and continue to sustain direct links with the AUT, Massey University, North Harbour Sport and an array of external links with clubs and facilities.
This year our students will also enjoy Kite Surfing, Pilates, Zumba and specialist elite training programmes within curriculum time. The purpose is to nurture existing talent, whilst exposing them to various methods of cross training that can be utilised to develop current skills, and push personal limits of performance with an emphasis on variety and fun. The students take part in a number of exciting school trips, the most popular of which is the Rotorua Tough Guy and Gal weekend. This is an action packed, mud bath of a challenge for our students as well as special guest performances from our principal Mike Jackson who always joins us for this fantastic event.
We understand the demands that high achieving young sports performers face and we use our incredible facilities and substantial resources to make sure every student is given the opportunity and guidance to reach their full potential physically and mentally in a happy, safe and friendly environment.