health & Physical Education

Physical Education

The health and physical education learning area is about taking action to enhance well-being. It encompasses three different but related subjects – health education, physical education, and home economics – with a shared conceptual framework and achievement objectives.

Students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental and emotional, and social and spiritual aspects of people’s lives. They learn to think critically and to make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related and movement contexts. They learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.

The seven key areas of learning included in teaching and learning programmes at both primary and secondary levels are:

  • mental health
  • sexuality education
  • food and nutrition
  • body care and physical safety
  • physical activity
  • sport studies
  • outdoor education.
L1 Physical Education  
L2 Physical Education (NetNZ) overview
L3 Physical Education (NetNZ) overview


This is for cool people only. So if you do not consider yourself to be cool then check that attitude because you are… welcome to Psychology 2017.

In Psychology 2017 you will learn how to question everything, and in the process learn new things about yourself and others.

I want to meet you all as a class in person during term 1, hopefully in Auckland. If we can get this done I’d like to introduce you to psychology in action but in particular sports psychology and clinical psychology. So stay tuned!


L2 Psychology (Volanics) overview