Curriculum Statement

Health & Physical Education

At Te Kura o Waima the expectation is that teachers will demonstrate quality teaching, planning and assessment in Health and Physical Education. Health and Physical Education focuses on the mental and physical well being of students, of other people and of society.

Health and Physical Education will provide our tamariki with opportunities to:

  • Take responsibility for themselves
  • Contribute to the well being of those around them, their communities, of their environment and of wider society.


  • Understand and apply “healthy” choices and decision making
  • Demonstrate resilience
  • Demonstrate empathy and skills that build and make relationships

Physical Education

  • Engage in play, games and sport
  • Develop a range of physical skills

At Te Kura o Waima, students will develop their understanding of Hauora (well-being), attitudes and values, the sociological perspective and health promotion. In Health our tamariki understand the importance of the well-being of themselves, others, society and the environment. In PE our tamariki understand the benefits of personal fitness, participating in individual/team sports. In EOTC our tamariki are provided with experiences and opportunities not otherwise available.

At Te Kura o Waima children will experience Health and Physical Education through the following strands as outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum. It will be largely based around levels 1-4 and will be aligned to the following strands.

Personal Health and Physical Development

Develop the knowledge and understandings, skills and attitudes that they need in order to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development.

Movement Concepts and Motor Skills

Develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement, and positive attitudes towards physical activity.

Relationships with Other People

Develop understandings, skills and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others.

Healthy Communities and Environments

Contribute to healthy communities/environments by taking responsible and critical action.

Students will apply Health and PE skills across a range of authentic purposeful contexts, tasks and audiences. Health will be taught through the WAIMA Inquiry model. It is suggested one major Health focus will be covered each year through Inquiry Learning.

Health and PE at Te Kura o Waima will ensure students reflect on the nature of well-being and promote it, take responsibility for themselves and contribute to the well-being of those around them, of their communities and environments, and of wider society.

Opportunities to use the Key Competencies and WAIMA in Health

& PE are expected.