Schools have an important role in promoting sport through the co-curricular programmes they offer students. These programmes allow students to build on and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they develop in the school's physical education curriculum. Organised school sports programmes should neither be seen as substitutes for sport studies in this curriculum nor as the specific domain of physical education teachers.

The effective promotion and organisation of school sport should reflect the needs of students and ensure that all students have the opportunity to:

Pahoia School places a strong emphasis on physical education and physical activity. There are many opportunities for children to engage in both curriculum based and extra-curricular activities. Sports teams that play in competitions outside of school hours include netball, miniball, basketball, volleyball, cricket and rippa rugby.

Inter-school sporting opportunities include swimming, triathlon, cross-country, athletics, gymnastics, soccer, rugby, hockey, netball, cricket and miniball.

The school also organises events throughout the year involving community participation such as cross country, a netball or basketball match, athletics and Splash 'n' Dash Day

Sports programmes can be developed in partnership with clubs and other community groups and may involve interschool and club competitions.

Students require a range of structured, sequenced, and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in sport studies. These include opportunities to develop: