Levin North School - Preparing for the Future - Learn Achieve Enjoy - kia ako, kia mau, kia ora

 Dear Parents/Caregivers

At least once every two years the Board of  Trustees is required to consult with the parent community about the school's Health and Physical Education programmes. The purpose of this consultation is to outline the programmes that we are delivering, and for us to hear your views about what is important in this area.

Opportunity to comment on our provision and programmes in these areas is provided and we welcome your feedback as this allows us to develop policies and practices that reflect the needs of students at our school.

You can complete the consultation survey by copying and pasting the link below.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPC6MVK

 

Health and Physical Education at Levin North School: Curriculum Statement

 He Oranga ngākau, he pikinga waiora

The Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Physical Education, Languages and Maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student’s education

Sir Ken Robinson

 

In health and physical education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people and of society through learning in health related and movement contexts.

 

Four concepts underpin our approach:

Hauora – taha wairua, taha hinegaro, taha tinana, taha whānau

Attitudes and Values

Socio ecological perspective

Health promotion

 

We encourage students to take responsibility for themselves by accepting challenges in health and movement contexts and contribute to the wellbeing of those around them. Opportunities are also provided for them to contribute to the wellbeing of others in our community and our environment.

 

The seven key areas of learning that are covered are:

Mental health, sexuality education, food and nutrition, body care and physical safety, physical activity, sports studies and outdoor education.

 

We offer and create opportunities for students to participate in sports teams which cover a range of areas, develop the skills of various sporting codes with the help of outside professionals, attend school camps biannually and have aquatic education in our school pool and at the local aquatic centre.

 

We are also focussed on students developing their skills, knowledge and understanding about developing and caring for our school environment, recycling, growing fruit trees and vegetables.

 

Opportunities are also provided for regular preparing food and cooking experiences.

 

 

Key Area of Learning

 Clarification and Possible Programme Content

 

Mental Health

 Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Personal identity and self worth
  • Stereotyping and discrimination
  • Effective interpersonal relationships
  • Drug and alcohol use and misuse (Years 5-6)*
  • Keeping ourselves safe

 Sexuality Education

 Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Interpersonal skills and attitudes to enhancing relationships

 Food and Nutrition

 Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Nutrition for growth and development across all ages
  • The links between nutrition, exercise and well- being
  • The cultural significance of food
  • Food safety

 Body Care and Physical Safety

 Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Personal body care
  • Prevention of illness, injury, infection, disease, common lifestyle disorders
  • Identifying environmental hazards
  • Self-responsibility


Physical Education Curriculum

Each key learning area has aspects that may be taught at all year levels.

 Key Area of Learning

Clarification and Possible Programme Content

Physical Activity

 
Opportunities to develop:

 

  • Movement skills in a range of areas
  • Cultural practices in physical activity
  • Their own attitudes and behaviours in physical activity settings
 

Sport Studies

Opportunities to develop:

 

  • Skills for participating in diverse sporting roles
  • Skills to manage competitive and cooperative environments

 Outdoor Education

Opportunities to experience:

Adventure activities and outdoor pursuits that focus on physical  skill development , fun and enjoyment

Levin North School offers a range of programmes and activities, competItive and non-competitive, for students to develop their sports skills and team work such as:

  • Swimming
  • Cross Country 
  • Athletics 
  • Rippa Rugby
  • Tee ball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Inter-school Sports
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Year 5/6 Camp

These activities are provided by staff and outside agencies.