Year 9 CYGNET Sports Programme

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Meyer

CYGNET is a collaboration between Sport, Physical Education and Health and provides a pathway for more able students to develop in their sport and as an athlete.
The CYGNET programme is about learning the foundation skills required in their sport, is focused on developing the whole person, and places importance on values.
Sports offered include: Hockey, Football, Netball, Rowing and Tennis (may be altered at the discretion of the HOD and Sports Director).
There are 3 aspects to this integrated course.
1. Code sessions allow talented students to be extended in their sport and training is received from specialist coaches (once per week).
2. Physical Education lessons are modified and tailored to meet individual sporting needs, as well as developing important interpersonal and self-management skills required to be successful in the sporting world.
3. Health and Sports Science lessons see students receive instruction in the areas of; fitness, nutrition, sports science, and core health in a positive and challenging environment and with relevance to the students as ‘athletes’.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must apply for this course and will be invited to a trial if successful. CYGNET replaces PE and Health in the curriculum for these students.



Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths 

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