Skip to Content

Supporting Schools

Supporting Schools

Ideas and resources to support schools in promoting and practically implementing quality physical activity experiences.


We support schools in a number of ways in using physical activity experiences to positively contribute to the wellbeing of young people, helping them to become lifelong learners who are confident and creative, connected, and actively involved.

We do this through advice, resources, professional development, and localised personnel support available to all schools and kura. Within primary and intermediate schools and kura one of our key support initiatives is Healthy Active Learning, which is a joint initiative with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health that is part of the Government's Child and Youth Wellbeing strategy.

When young people are involved in being active it impacts them not only in a physical outcomes sense, but also contributes and is connected to supporting their mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing in an interwoven way.

It is important these experiences are quality, and so have a positive effect on the holistic wellbeing of young people. We need to consider how they impact on young people’s motivation, confidence and competence to be active, along with their knowledge and understanding of how being active contributes to their overall life and wellbeing.

Within the education setting, there are numerous opportunities to ensure we can support that focus on quality physical activity experiences through play, sport, active transport and involving movement opportunities in wider learning areas, along with of course the specific subject of physical education within the Health and Physical Education learning area.


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