Supporting organisations

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.

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.