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Linking the Olympic ideals to Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999)

As they learn about the Olympic ideals and apply their understandings in the key area of learning Sport Studies, students will be working towards the attitudes and values described below (from the curriculum statement).

Through their learning in health and physical education, students will develop a positive and responsible attitude to their own physical, mental and emotional, social, and spiritual well-being that includes:

  • valuing themselves and other people;
  • a willingness to reflect on beliefs;
  • the strengthening of integrity, commitment, perseverance, and courage.

They will develop respect for the rights of other people, for example, through:

  • acceptance of a range of abilities;
  • acknowledgment of diverse viewpoints;
  • tolerance, rangimārie, and open-mindedness.

They will develop care and concern for other people in their community and for the environment through:

  • co-operation and āwhina;
  • applying aroha, manaakitanga, care, compassion, and mahi ā ngākau;
  • constructive challenge and competition;
  • positive involvement and participation.

They will develop a sense of social justice and will demonstrate:

  • fairness;
  • inclusiveness and non-discriminatory practices.

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