Creating Sustainability through Long Term Planning

20 September 2021

How do we create Health and PE long term plans that are meaningful and engaging for our teachers and students?  

This was a key question that we intended to help teachers answer in our recent Health and PE lead teacher workshop.  

On Monday 16th August, 22 teachers from around the region gathered at the new Waiora Hub at Alex Moore Park. The purpose of the day was to connect with others, experience playing some Māori games, and the main topic: to gain more ideas and understanding around ‘long term planning’.  

The long-term planning session involved teachers looking at three different examples of ways to create a Health and PE long term plan. These were using inquiry, school values or hauora as a key concept. Teachers then had a go at creating a long-term plan for their school using one of the templates created by the Healthy Active Learning team.   

Some of the highlights from the day:  

  • Learning and playing cultural games such as Hi, Ha, Peke, Aue; Hare in the Whare; and Pakirau Whitu.


  • Delving into the new MoveWell resource and having a go at playing a few of the games. 


  • Having our awesome Healthy Active Learning Health Advisors from Regional Public Health, Ella and Ateliana, to discuss more of their mahi including Why Wai?; Ka Ora Ka Ako support; and nutrition support/information for schools and whānau.  


Teachers left the workshop buzzing with lots of innovative ideas to take back to their schools, and we look forward to seeing what they implement and how it all comes together. 

Thank you to all that attended, and we look forward to seeing you for more of our workshops in the future. It was wonderful to see so many of you from different schools interacting with each other and sharing ideas - Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - With your basket and my basket, we will sustain everyone. 


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