Shane Day


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Kia ora,

My name is Mr. Shane Day, and I am head of Physical Education at Berkley Normal Middle School. It is currently my 12th year teaching at Berkley, four years as Sports Coordinator, previously six years as a classroom teacher at Berkley, and 22 years of teaching experience.

I have been involved in plenty of sporting teams myself, ranging from rugby, volleyball, cricket, netball, table tennis, and the list goes on. More of my focus now is coaching and mentoring the next generation. I have coached touch rugby, gym sport, volleyball, netball, hockey, basketball, and the list goes on. I also organise AIMs Games and coach when the opportunity arises. I also organise the Sports Camp, which involves 40 students going to a camp with eight other schools to play 38 codes of sport over the week. The Sports Camp Focus is based on enjoyment of the sport, participation, physical, emotional, and mental growth, independence, self-management, and the whole Sports Camp journey is more powerful than the result.

As a sports teacher at Berkley, my role is to introduce sports and allow all involved to actively participate in a range of sports, focussing on knowledge content and self-motivation.

Family is a massive part of my life; coaching my daughters and having both come to Berkley has to be a highlight of my teaching.

I’m a huge believer that empowering with knowledge will allow an individual to find self-motivation.

Shane Day