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Health and Physical Education

At Coastal Taranaki School, all students participate in active Physical Education lessons. All classes cover the New Zealand Curriculum for PE and Health throughout the year. We offer a broad curriculum which gives our students a range of different sporting and health modules.

All classes have been involved in our Coastal Energize Programme for Physical Education (Years 0-8) and Swimming (Years 0-10). Our students all have an additional PE lesson each week, and have access to a specialist swimming teacher to help upskill. Our students participate in swim safe and swim for life programmes during the year. In 2011, we introduced Energize Surfing. Our students can participate in surfing ‘taster days’ in Term 4, learning surfing skills and water safety.

YEARS 0-10
Term 1 – Athletics, Swimming, Cricket, Touch
Term 2 – Ball games (Year 0-8), Basketball (Year 9-10), Hockey
Term 3 – Gymnastics, Dance, Soccer
Term 4 – Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Outdoor Education, Surfing

YEARS 0-6
Term 1 – Sustaining Ourselves and the Life Education Programme
Term 2 – Sustaining Our School
Term 3 – Sexuality Education (Year 5-6), Sustaining of Community

YEARS 8-10
Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Sexuality Education, Keeping Ourselves Safe

Year 8-10 also attend workshops delivered by Attitude. These workshops cover the main Health themes through fun and engaging presentations led by young presenters. We will be hosting Lex from Attitude on June 11 and 12 in 2012.

YEAR 11
1.1 – Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
1.2 – Describe the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
1.3 – Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
1.6 – Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes
1.5 – Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others

Seniors classes progress through all achievement standards over the course of the year. Our class sizes are small and our students have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with the teacher. Classes involve both theory-based lessons and practical-lessons. In order to pass PE at NCEA Level 1, students must attend 80% of the course.

YEAR 12
2.2 – Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
2.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity
2.4 – Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
2.6 – Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
2.7 – Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity
2.9 – Examine the implementation and outcomes of a physical activity event or opportunity

YEAR 13
3.1 – Apply knowledge to plan a physical activity programme or experience
3.2 – Explain with evidence the effectiveness of a physical activity programme and its influence on hauora/wellbeing
3.3 – Appraise performance and review a programme for performance improvement for self or others
3.4 – Perform a physical activity to nationally developed performance standards
3.5 – Examine a current physical activity event, trend or issue impacting on New Zealand society
3.6 – Examine physical activity and take action to influence the participation of others

Coastal Taranaki School received its first PE scholarship in 2010. We currently have one student studying scholarship in 2012 who works one to one with the teacher twice a week to develop their understanding of theory components.