Physical Education

Learning in Sports Science helps students grow as confident, connected and involved lifelong learners, ready to contribute to their world. It embodies the New Zealand curriculums vision for our young people. It enables them to develop the knowledge, values, and competencies to live full and active lives.

Students learn through interactive and practical activities that draw on their own experiences and needs, current and future. As they actively explore challenging situations, students increase their knowledge and skills and develop understandings about themselves, others, and society.

They learn to:

  • develop knowledge and skills to take action to promote positive well-being for self, others, and society
  • engage in a range of movement experiences that promote and support the development of knowledge and skills that contribute to well-being
  • develop confidence, and competence, to enhance well-being (This relates to the dimensions of hauora: taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha wh?nau. Learn more at Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum: Well-being, hauora.)
  • minimise risk and develop protective factors to become more resilient (They develop meaningful ways of coping with adversity. They can access support for themselves and use strategies to support others.)
  • explore attitudes and values, and develop understanding of behaviours that encourage equity, respect, care and concern for others, and social justice
  • think critically to develop understanding of well-being related situations
  • think creatively to develop constructive solutions that support and enhance well-being.
  • develop an understanding of human movement, biomechanical principles and physiology.