Milton Primary School - Respect, Responsibility, Confidence

 Health and PE
Health and Physical Education is:
  • About the well-being of the children themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts. (NZC pg 22)


Our Beliefs about Health and Physical Education:

  • Through learning in Health and Physical Education, our children will improve their own well-being, the well-being of others, and the well-being of their community, while developing a wide range of personal and physical skills.
  • Our teaching priorities include: keeping safe, self-esteem and relationships, and exercise and nutrition.


 Health and Physical Education Programme

  • Two major health focuses per year
  • Minor health focuses to be integrated where possible
  • Our health and physical education curriculum reflects the school values and the principles, key competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the New Zealand Curriculum.
  • Health is taught within the classroom programme whereas Physical Education (PE) is taught by a specialist teacher.  This system ensures that children are exposed to a wider range of learning opportunities in PD.
  • Our PE programme will follow the seasonal sports of our area; PS skill based sessions will be linked with game play
  • Experts and community members will be part of a support programme e.g. sports activator, coaching, St John Kids, Life Education