Meet the Team

About Healthy Active Learning

Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education to improve the wellbeing of tamariki through healthy eating, drinking and quality physical activity. This is driven by a $47m Government commitment to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

Our team work with school leaders and teachers to support the provision of play, sport and physical education. We take a needs-based approach and aim to build upon good existing practice and upskill teachers to be more competent and confident in delivering high-quality physical activity experiences.

The following are some examples of support the team offers to schools and kura:

Healthy Active Learning Success Stories and Updates

Finding New Ways to Help Senior Students Lead

Throughout Term 1 our Healthy Active Learning Community Connector, Tania Bartley, has worked with three schools around leadership opportunities for their senior tamariki. Two schools chose to implement the Physical Activity Leaders (PAL’s) programme, Miramar Central School however wanted to do something different. They wanted a half-day leadership workshop for students who had signed up in a role like Kapa Haka leaders, road patrollers, and sports monitors.

Tania ran a 3-hour workshop with the students incorporating activities on leadership, teamwork, and communication. The children had an amazing morning learning through fun games and group work activities. 

Success Stories

Check out the awesome things that have been happening across our Healthy Active Learning schools

view success stories

Term Updates

Read Healthy Active Learning updates from the Nuku Ora team

View updates


Here, you can find links to helpful resources, websites and articles that will allow you to gain more understanding of movement, play, and physical activity.

View Resources

Funding options for schools

We have put together a document showing all the funders that schools can apply to in the Greater Wellington region. Separated into regions, the list identifies funders in your area and provides all the relevant details you need to know before applying. 

View funding page 

Mapping Tools and Directories

Schools can use our community maps and external provider directories to learn more about local facilities and clubs in their area.

View maps and directories

For more information about Healthy Active Learning, head to the Sport NZ website. If you have any questions for our Healthy Active Learning Team, please e-mail Pembroke Chambers – Healthy Active Learning Manager at