Health and PE

In Health and Physical Education, students learn about their own well-being, and that of others and society, in health-related and movement contexts.


Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to focus is on the well-being of themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

Learning Goals

Through our teaching and learning programmes our students should:

  • Understand the Māori philosophy of Hauora - well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha whānau, each one influencing and supporting the others.
  • Develop a positive, responsible attitude to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.
  • Develop a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others, and society (socio-ecologicla perspective).
  • Develop and maintain supportive physical and emotional environments that involve students in personal and collective action.
  • Accepting challenges in health-related and movement contexts
  • Reflect on the nature of well-being and how to promote it 
  • Develop resilience and a sense of personal and social responsibility.
  • Take responsibility for themselves and contribute to the well-being of those around them, of their communities, of their environments (including natural environments), and of the wider society.
  • Learn about Health and PE through the seven key areas of learning (mental health, sexuality education, food and nutrition, body care and physical safety, physical activity, sport studies, and outdoor education).