The programme, at the various levels, include large and small ball skills, athletics, gymnastics, swimming and cross country. The swimming programme, as well as focusing on swimming skills, also has an emphasis on teaching the children safe practices and water survival. Regular fitness is done by all children using a variety of activities such as skipping, running exercises and Jump Jam. School Netball teams participate in the local Saturday morning competition and often have practises at school. Other students join local soccer, rugby, squash, tennis and athletics clubs.
To ensure a balanced coverage the school has developed an Integrated Topic approach to cover the curriculum objectives in Science, Social Studies, Health and Technology.
The art programme ensures a range of skills are covered over a period of time. In addition, Dance, Drama and Music are integrated with other curriculum areas as well as being done separately. The school present a Production every year to the community. This Production may be a Junior School Show, a Middle School Production, or a Senior School Extravaganza.
The Wellsford School Kapahaka group known as, 'Te Kura o Werewhitu Kapahaka Roopu.' This group has performed at a high standard for many years now and visits a variety of festivals. Tamariki learn nga moteatea, poi, waiata a ringa, haka me ona tikanga. Kapahaka groups are strongly supported by whanau. The group is increasingly popular for students to join.
All children have the opportunity to experience Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC). The experiences include camps and day trips for all ages, as well as the traditional Calf and Lamb Day, Athletics Day and Cross Country, Swimming Sports and interschool Sports challenges. Children can benefit socially, physically and educationally from experiences outside the classroom therefore programmes of work which provide these experiences are to be planned and encouraged.
To achieve this rationale the following guidelines are in place:
1. At all levels of the school teachers will be encouraged to involve their children in education outside the classroom, whether a day trip or stays of longer duration.
2. Overnight camping beyond the school grounds will be available for children in Year 4 and above with each syndicate planning activities at local camps.
3. Finance will be considered when planning for activities out of the school grounds takes place.
4. One of our charter objectives is the provision of experiences in the wider geographic area so that numerous well-planned daytime excursions are supported by the Board who see these experiences as part of our overall plan to use outdoor education to stimulate learning.