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What is HPE about?

He oranga ngakau, he pikanga waiora
Positive feelings in your heart will enhance your sense of self-worth.

Health and Physical Education is about taking action towards improving well-being through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

The HPE encompasses three related subjects that share a conceptual framework and achievement objectives:

  • health education
  • physical education
  • home economics.

Students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of people’s lives.

By exploring health-related and movement contexts, students think critically and make meaning of their worlds.

They learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.

The HPE seven key areas of learning are:


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