Sporting & Cultural

I like to see life with its teeth out.

Sport and Cultural activities are two important dimensions to life at Iona.


Sport at Iona is compulsory for Year 7 & 8 boarders and for all year 9 – 12 students.  Students can choose from a wide variety of sports and physical activities on offer. They must participate in a winter team sport and actively participate in 3 co-curricular activities a week one of which must be physical.

This helps develop leadership as well as teach students how to relate to others, manage self and participate and contribute.  It also keeps them fit and healthy!


Cultural pursuits are many and varied.  Students can perform in chamber music, orchestra ensembles, concert bands and choirs.  They can become debaters or perform as part of the Kapa Haka group.

Every second year the school presents a major production and on alternate years hosts an Arts Fest for a week.  Students get to see performances and participate in various workshops.