A four-year pilot programme from 2016 to 2019 to improve the quality of physical education, sport, physical activity and play experiences in schools, and the connection between schools and their communities.


Being piloted in 45 schools in Waitakere and Upper Hutt, its vision is “every child and young person in the community having quality, fun, challenging and inspiring PE, sport, physical activity and play experiences that develop their physical literacy and wellbeing.”’s key focus is on helping create an active school culture, and supporting schools and teachers to enhance the planning and delivery of the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum. is being delivered in partnership with accredited education professionals, local councils and regional sports trusts (RSTs), and is supported by the Ministry of Education and ACC.

Why do we need

Quality and engaging PE, sport, physical activity and play experiences improve the physical literacy of our young people and encourage them to stay physically active. This contributes to the overall wellbeing of our young people, including better mental and physical health, reduced stress and anxiety, and improved sleep, cognitive functioning and educational achievement.

Helpful resources



  • What is it about?
  • Grant Schofield: Chief Education, Nutrition and Health Advisor – Ministry of Education, shares his thoughts and learnings about young people and physical activity.
  • Southland Brendon Mcdermott CEO Sport Southland


Evaluation summaries



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