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Health and physical education in the New Zealand curriculum

Teachers of health and physical education are guided by two interrelated curriculum documents, The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999).

Health and Physical Education in The New Zealand Curriculum (2007)

Health and physical education embodies The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) vision for our young people and enables them to develop the knowledge, values, and competencies to live full and active lives. 

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PDF icon. The New Zealand Curriculum 2007 (PDF, 7 MB)

PDF icon. Curriculum achievement objectives by learning areas (PDF, 2 MB)

Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999)

In order to support understanding in this curriculum learning area, teachers still need to engage with the curriculum philosophy, underlying concepts, and key areas of learning that are outlined in Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999).