Health Curriculum Statement

Health & Physical Education

Health is taught within the classroom programme whereas Physical Education (PE) is taught with the support from a specialist coach/trainer from the North Canterbury Sports Trust.  In health and physical education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

As they develop resilience and a sense of personal and social responsibility, they are increasingly able to take responsibility for themselves and contribute to the well-being of those around them, of their communities, of their environments (including natural environments), and of the wider society. (The New Zealand Curriculum page 22)

Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area:

The learning activities in health and physical education arise from the integration of the four concepts above, the following four strands and seven key areas of learning.  Students show knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes:

The seven key areas of learning are:

Specific Programmes and Resources used in the delivery of the Health curriculum are shared with the Parent community ahead of teaching through each learning hub's weekly newsletters. Parents are also welcome to contact teachers to find out more information at any time.