2024 Term One - Wanaka Challenge (Schools event) 15th February : ILT Southland Sofball Champs 18th February : International Students Sports Day 20th February : NZAS Southland Triathlon Champs 23rd February:Otago/Southland Waterskiing Champs 25th February: ILT Southland Tennis Teams Championships 29th February.


Southland Secondary Schools Sport (SSSS) office was established by the 16 (now 15) Southland Secondary Schools in the early 1990's.

A management committee of 3 Southland Principals , 1member of Sport Southland and 2 sports coordinators oversees the delivery.

SSSS operates under both the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council (NZSSSC) constitution and within Sport & Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) outcomes. 

The office is supported financially by each of the 15 Southland secondary schools (administration and staffing) and by SPARC (wages and delivery) as well as by the Invercargill Licensing Trust (events) and the Community Trust of Southland (sport development).


To operate as a sporting agency for Secondary Schools of the Southland Region


Promoting and developing sport and physical recreation opportunities for secondary school students in Southland.


1. Increase participation of students.
2. Improve the quality of the sports programme.
3. Improved qualifications for young people through sport.
4. Improved school/ club community liaison.
5. Assist Schools in attaining the Sports Mark Award for excellence in their sports programmes

The Fair Play Sport Charter of New Zealand (endorsed by SSSSA)
Accountability and Complaints Procedure