NZ CURRICULUM – HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The focus is on the well – being of students themselves, of
other people, and of society through learning in health
related and movement contexts.
Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make
informed decisions and to act on ways that
Learning activities arise from the integration of concepts.
•Attitudes and Values
•Socio – Ecological Perspective
Curriculum is underpinned by four concepts.
•Well Being ( Hauora )
•Socio Ecological perspective
•Importance of Attitudes and Values on Hauora
These are defined in terms of being teacher or student
Why Study in this Learning Area ?
Accepting challenges, students reflect on the nature of well – being and how to
Taking responsibility for themselves and contribute to well being beyond the
How is the Learning Structured?
Activities arise from the integration of the concepts, four strands, and
achievement objectives, and the seven key learning areas.
•Personal Health and Physical Development
•Movement Concepts and Motor Skills
•Relationships with other People.
•Health Communities and Environments
Four General Aims:
They are a clear and structured progression of
achievement objectives that span all learning areas.
Seven Key Learning Areas:
Programmes are at both primary and secondary levels.
Contributes to the development of the essential
•Schools are to consult with communities developing health
and sexuality programmes - no timeframe involved.
•Legislative requirement, every 18 months.
•All students are to learn basic aquatic skills.
•Learning fundamental aquatic skills.
•Outdoor education programmes must follow safe
practices and meet legal requirements.
•Comply with legislative requirements.
•Related subjects –Health Education, PE, Home
•An understanding of the factors that influence health.
•Competencies for ( mental illness, reproductive health and positive
sexuality, safety management and nutritional needs ).
Strengthen personal identity and sense of self worth.
Demonstrate empathy and develop skills to enhance relationships.
Focuses on movement.
Learning in, through, and about movement.
Relating positively to others, demonstrating
constructive attitudes and values.
Engaging in play, games, sport......
Movement promotes/ supports the development of
physical and social skills.
Fosters critical thinking.
Understanding the role of physical activity.
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