This program is currently being led by the Play.Sport initiative created by Sport NZ.
We have 3 Play.Sport activators operating within our staff and we are always happy to help provide links and opportunities for development for teachers, parents and coaches a like. See the links listed below for further information and milestones of the work happening in Waitakere.
The Launch of Play.Sport
A fresh approach to PE and Sport in schools and communities
Activation increases participation in Te Atatu schools.
It’s the last term of our 2016 year and schools have started their preparations for final school assemblies. In our Te Atatu schools there has been a rejuvenation in activation, with 7 schools developing leadership skills during their lunchtime break. There have been 41 students across the 7 schools, providing more opportunities for students to become more active. This initiative is led by our Play.Sport Activator Kaea Samson and he says that the main focus of this initiative is to create a pathway for students to develop leadership skills within a fun and interactive environment. Further information available - Lunch Time Activator Snapshot.
Plans for the next year will see some of these leaders adopt a Physical Activity Learning (PAL) framework which will increase confidence and leadership skills. Other schools within the West Auckland area are also embracing this leadership model which will provide more opportunities for all our students to become more active as well as develop their leadership skills.
Contact Michael Mau’u
Community Sport Advisor
Our staff complete the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation's 'No exceptions' training to ensure we develop skills in being inclusive when delivering physical education professional development. For more information about being inclusive in sport, please contact Helen Robinson- Disability Sport Advisor (West & East Auckland) Visit http://www.halberg.co.nz/