One primary school habitually provides more Canterbury hockey representatives than any other.
And in 2014, five out of our twelve teams won their Canterbury Hockey Association grades, including the Premier Chamionship-winning Boys' 1st XI.
The roots of this sporting tradition go back to the start of Cathedral Grammar and are expressed in many sporting achievements – and achievers.
In a rugby mad country, it would be remiss not to mention that amongst our Grammarian achievers are four All Blacks and an All Black captain. We also boast, amongst otherss several Canterbury cricketers, a champion race driver, national age-group swimming and ice-skating champions, and the current coach of the US Men's hockey team.
Our commitment to providing the ideal preparation for your child's future is built on teamwork. It is the ability to co-operate, to share and to make the sum of the whole greater than the parts, that makes sport so vitally important in young people’s lives today.
It is also an opportunity, individually and collectively, to discover how far your child can go – to understand what’s possible.
So while our all-conquering hockey players are setting the current pace, around them is an array of other young sports-people of of all talents and abilities, who are learning that sport is like life.
It’s important not only to play the game but to play hard, play fair and to be a good sport, too.
“to co-operate, to share and to make the sum of the whole greater than the parts”