There are a number of organisations funded to support teachers with health and physical education. Please explore the opportunities available to you and reach out to the organisations listed here.
Networks of Expertise
Networks of Expertise supports subject associations and other peer-to-peer networks to deliver support for teachers and kaiako. The focus is building teacher capability at school/kura and Kāhui Ako at regional and national levels to deliver rich, locally relevant learning experiences across the curriculum.
Visit the subject associations to browse their resources, join their Facebook groups or make other connections.
Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ) , opens in a new window
EONZ is a national professional organisation leading, supporting and influencing education outside the classroom (EOTC) and education outdoors in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Home Economics And Technology Teachers Association Of New Zealand (HETTANZ) , opens in a new window
HETTANZ encourages the lifelong learning of home economics and technology education. It is a future orientated teachers association promoting professional support and advocacy for all HETTANZ educators.
New Zealand Health Education Association (NZHEA) , opens in a new window
New Zealand Health Education Association (NZHEA) is an incorporated society that represents the interests of health education teachers in Aotearoa.
Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) – Te Ao Kori Aotearoa , opens in a new window
PENZ is a professional non-profit organisation and incorporated society for people interested in promoting quality physical education.
Healthy Active Learning
Healthy Active Learning is a voluntary initiative, at no cost to schools, kura and early learning services. It contributes to one of the Government’s key priorities – improving the wellbeing of children and young people – and is part of the Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.
A physical activity workforce is working with primary schools, intermediate schools, and kura in these regions. The focus is on deciles one to four.
The initiative has three components to drive better education and health outcomes for young New Zealanders:
- New health and physical education and hauora curriculum resources (Ministry of Education)
- Toolkits and a health promotion workforce to support adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies (Ministry of Health)
- A physical activity workforce (Sport New Zealand)
The toolkits, also being developed in te reo Māori and English, will be available to all schools, kura, kōhanga reo and early learning services. A health promotion workforce based in public health units throughout the country will provide practical support to assist education settings to create healthier food environments.