Rongotai College recognises the role of co-curricular activities in providing students with valuable learning experiences outside of the classroom. 

The College has a proud history of involvement in sport but all students should remember our number one priority is education. It is expected that all players will meet their academic requirements in all classes and maintain a high level of attendance.

The Sports Department has a full time director whose role is to oversee all sports activities at the college, encourage students to be involved, promote new sports and physical activities and observe the “Fair Play” charter.

Rongotai has a strong tradition of achievement in many sporting codes and is proud of its many provincial and national representatives.  12 All Whites (including Wynton and Shane Rufer, Billy Harris and Chris Killen) and nine All Blacks (including Graham Williams, Mick Williment, Clive Currie, Ofisa Junior Tonu’u, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea and Ardie Savea). Several Tall Blacks (Chris Tupu and Troy McLean), Kiwi Rugby League (Sione Faumuina and Joseph Tapine), Black Sticks (Mitesh Patel) and Black Caps (Ian Smith, Bruce Edgar and Jeetan Patel) are Rongotai College Old Boys.  

Traditional Fixtures
Rongotai College plays traditional annual matches in a number of different codes against the following rival colleges: Wellington College, St Patrick’s College (Town), St Patrick’s College (Silverstream), St Bernards College, Wairarapa College, Nelson College and Palmerston North Boys’ High School.

Sporting Codes offered at Rongotai
Rongotai College has a proud history of competing on the national and local stage in a wide range of codes. The College offers over 30 sporting codes; however whether these sports are delivered depends on playing numbers and adult management. We encourage all students to be involved in at least one sport per season and 80% of our students do so each year.  We aim to provide opportunities for the elite competitor to the beginner.

Sports and physical activities offered at Rongotai College in recent years include:
Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Canoe Polo, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Dragon Boating, Floorball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Small Bore Rifle Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Tramping, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball, Waka Ama, Water Polo and Yachting.

Registering for a sport

The link for registering for a sport is

Sport fees are due immediately upon registration and can be paid online or at the school office. Automatic payments can be set up by contacting the school office.

Summer sport registrations are now open and will run until 8 February. However, as many sports start during the first or second week back, we encourage you to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out.  Summer registrations cover Term 1 and 4 and boys are expected to commit to both parts of the season. Winter sport registrations will open on 6 March

Competitions for these activities are mainly organised through College Sport Wellington ( or local sports associations who organise secondary school sporting events.

Any queries can be directed to the Sports Manager, Hemant Lala
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (04) 939 3050 ext 738.