Play.sport Issue 5: August 2017
8 August 2017
Kia ora and welcome to the latest edition of the Play.sport newsletter.
We recently shared the evaluation findings from the first year of Play.sport. Thank you to all of the schools, teachers, students and stakeholders who took part in this evaluation. As a starting point to assess the impact of Play.sport, this has provided invaluable feedback to help us adapt as we go.
The early findings show that there are many great things occurring in the 45 Play.sport schools already, but have also provided us with useful learnings that we can act on. It’s exciting to be in this action phase of the pilot as we build on the foundations and relationships we have developed. I look forward to hearing more as we go about the difference Play.sport is making.
I hope you enjoy this latest round-up of news.
Sport NZ Chief Executive
The activator effect
The Play.sport workforce includes seven activators who build connections between schools, sports clubs and other providers. This model is also now being employed outside of Play.sport to benefit kids in Canterbury. Read more.
School sport update
The Play.sport workforce is connecting schools to traditional and non-traditional providers to provide fresh opportunities for PE and extra-curricular sport. Fergusson Intermediate has partnered with Kokiri Marae to introduce Ki-o-Rahi as an extra-curricular (voluntary) activity during lunchtime, or before or after school. Watch on our website
Partnering for primary
As the subject matter expertise organisation supporting quality PE, Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) is a key supporter of Play.sport. Read more
On a personal note
For Upper Hutt’s Pinehaven School year 5/6 teacher Sam Blandford, one of the highlights of Play.sport has been the way in which it has broadened the chance for kids to be successful in PE. Read more
Play.sport people profiles
Jamie Lane joined Play.sport as a Secondary Activator in July, drawn by his love of sport, passion for sport development and the difference sport can make in the lives of young people, and his desire to work in a community-based role. Read more
Ken Fale joined Play.sport as a Secondary Activator in June, seizing the chance to enhance the wellbeing of kids at his old school Kelston Boys High. Read more