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Welcome to Health and Physical Education Online

In this website we cover the key aspects of Health and Physical Education in the context of The New Zealand Curriculum (2007).

Practical guides on school food programmes

New guidelines for school food programmes (Feb 2014)

Practical new guides for schools wishing to introduce food programmes have been released by the Children's Commissioner. The guidelines provide clear advice to schools and can be used by primary, intermediate, and secondary schools of all deciles and in all communities.

Health and Physical Education embodies The New Zealand Curriculum’s (2007) vision for our young people and enables them to develop the knowledge, values, and competencies to live full and active lives. It is about them taking responsibility for improving their own well-being and the well-being of their communities. Learning in health education, physical education, and home economics helps students grow as "confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners", who are ready to contribute to their world.

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Information about key resources, policy guidelines, NCEA, and assessment resources, as well as information about New Zealand curriculum and case studies concerning teaching in Health and Physical Education.

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The learning area of health and physical education encompasses three different but related subjects: health education, physical education, and home economics. These subjects share a conceptual framework and achievement objectives to develop knowledge and skills that inspire and challenge learners to contribute positively to the well-being of individuals, groups, and society.

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Professional subject associations and the Ministry of Education related agencies that can provide teachers, parents, and students with subject specific information and professional learning support for Health Education, Physical Education, and Home Economics.

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There are a number of government, national, and community agencies that support teaching and learning in schools with programmes and resource material.

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