Meet the Team

Healthy Active Learning schools

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 Story Feature

Bike Your Backyard

Wainuiomata kids hit the streets in a successful event promoting the importance of active travel for tamariki. Year six students from various Wainuiomata Primary Schools participated in a fun day of riding in their community visiting their neighbouring kura to play games and enjoy some kai. This helped to increase students’ confidence and road safety awareness as they prepare for intermediate next year.



Play Stencils 

View the range of play stencils available for your kura! Find inspirational designs, stencil packs available for hire and more. 

Check it out

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 Zak Brown – Healthy Active Learning Manager at