Skip to Content

Celebrating one year of

22 March 2017

Prime Minister Bill English, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Sport New Zealand today joined teachers, children and the local community in Upper Hutt to celebrate the first anniversary of

Part of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, is a collaborative model for the delivery of physical education (PE) and extra-curricular sport being piloted in 44 schools with nearly 20,000 students within Upper Hutt and Waitakere.

Prime minister in a classroom with kids on their laptops

The initiative involves a workforce (curriculum facilitators, PE mentors and community activators) working with schools to upskill, motivate and support teachers to deliver high-quality PE lessons and, where possible, connect lessons with the classroom curriculum.

The workforce also connects schools with other providers within the local community, such as sports clubs, other schools and marae, to provide a fresh approach to both PE and extra-curricular sport.


For more information from Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman see the press release.

If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Get Active
Find a sport or recreation activity
Browse Directory
Sport NZ
Who we are and what we do
Information on funding
Stay updated
Me whakahoutia

Sign up to our regular newsletters that connect Sport NZ to all those involved in the play, active recreation and sport sector.

burger close icon

Stay updated

Me whakahoutia

Keep up-to-date with news, events, and initiatives across the play, active recreation and sport sector.
No thanks