Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education at Mānuka School

At Manuka School we employ a specialist Physical Education Teacher.

Each class attends a Physical Education lesson for one hour per week with our PE specialist. Classroom teachers also teach physical education and fitness throughout the school week. Our year 0/1 students do the Perceptual Motor Programme( PMP) as their weekly session. We proudly offer our students a variety of sports both in and out of school. After school sports teams offered include ; netball, touch rugby, hockey and basketball. Manuka School has had a North Shore Championship grade Basketball team– many times over.

We regularly take our students off site to compete in Cluster School events such as Rippa Rugby, Cricket, T-Ball and Athletics. These events have lunchtime tryouts and practices. We have a Company called 'Footsteps' come into our school, biannually to teach our students a range of dance and drama. Click here to see the full range of activities we have on offer

The learning activities in health and physical education arise from the integration of the four strands and seven key areas of learning.

The four strands are:

  • Personal health and physical development, in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development

  • Movement concepts and motor skills, in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement, and positive attitudes towards physical activity

  • Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others

  • Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.

The seven key areas of learning are:

  • mental health

  • sexuality education

  • food and nutrition

  • body care and physical safety

  • physical activity

  • sport studies

  • outdoor education.

Areas of Learning.pdf