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The following policy guidelines provide guidance and support for school wide initiatives and programmes related to the Health and Physical Education learning area.
Sexuality education: a guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers (2015)
This guide is a revision of Sexuality Education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers (2002). The guide will assist boards of trustees, principals, and teachers in all New Zealand state and state-integrated schools to comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989 (as amended in 2001) to consult with the school community on the way in which the health curriculum should be implemented.
EOTC Guidelines – Bringing the Curriculum Alive 2016
These guidelines take account of current teaching and safety practices and aim to help teachers extend the classroom outdoors or into the community. They show boards, principals, and teachers ways to provide quality learning experiences that are as safe as possible for students and staff while meeting the legal requirements.
Physical Activity for Healthy Confident Kids Guidelines
These guidelines for sustainable physical activity in school communities (PDF, 3 MB) help school communities plan and provide opportunities for physical activities. Developed by the Ministry of Education and Sport New Zealand (SPARC), the guidelines explain the purpose of physical education and are supported by "how to" examples in the online appendices.
The appendices provide examples of "how to" for teachers, coaches, parents, and community providers.
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