New Report: Fundamental Movement Skills among Children in New Zealand
This report provides a national picture of movement skills among Year 4 and Year 8 students, with skill levels measured in 2006 compared with skill levels measured four years earlier in 2002. The report is available on the Fundamental Movement Skills Page.
New: Fundamental Movement Skills Report, March 2012
This report provides a national picture of movement skills among Year 4 and Year 8 students, with skill levels measured in 2006 compared with skill levels measured four years earlier in 2002.
Fundamental Movement Skills Report
It's All About Children and Young People
'It's All About Children and Young People: Implementing a Child/Young Person-Centred Philosophy in Sport and Recreation' is a document that provides guidance for organisations or individuals that run sport and recreation programmes for children and young people (0-24 years).
The guidelines encourage a youth-centred philosophy that ensures that children and young people receive the greatest possible value from their participation in sport and continue to participate over time.
'It's All About Children and Young People' (PDF, 202 Kb)
School Facilities Partnerships: A Guide
Access to facilities is an important aspect of participation in sport and recreation. Facility partnerships in New Zealand are increasingly being considered by Territorial Authorities (TAs), schools and community organisations as an efficient and cost-effective way to meet the varied sport and recreation needs of communities and school students.
SPARC (now known as Sport New Zealand) commissioned a project in 2010 to better understand the New Zealand experience of the benefits, challenges, and opportunities across a wide range of partnerships, in order to provide practical information to assist TAs, schools and community organisations/trusts thinking about partnerships.
The result was a guide for those interested in potential partnerships.
TAs & Schools Facilities: A Guide (DOC, 5.43 Mb) click here to read and download a copy of the Guide.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People
In December 2007 Sport New Zealand released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People (ages 5-18) These were based upon international guidelines.
Stay and Play
Stay and Play summary (PDF, 101 Kb) from Sport NZ Stay & Play research (2006).
The Sport and Recreation Pathway
Sport and recreation is an important part of the New Zealand lifestyle. We learn, grow, set and achieve goals, develop and master movement skills through sport and recreation. When children are under five their ‘foundation’ phase is particularly important.
Sport and Recreation Pathway
Best Practice Review
The Best Practice Review is a piece of research commissioned by Sport NZ and published in 2006 by the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research Auckland University of Technology.
Best Practice Review Volume 1 (PDF, 988 Kb)
Best Practice Review Volume 2 (PDF, 1.01 Mb)
Guidelines for Sustainable Physical Activity in School Communities
These guidelines are intended for school principals, curriculum managers responsible for health and physical education programmes, and teachers of health and physical education programmes.
They will also be useful to sport and recreation co-ordinators, parent and whānau groups, regional sports trust facilitators, community agencies working with teachers, and for schools.
The guidelines were produced by the Ministry of Education, and supported by Sport NZ.
Secondary Schools Forum 2009
Sport NZ facilitated a series of forums across New Zealand in June 2009. These forums were for people working in sport and recreation in secondary schools and covered two broad ideas:
- Sport and recreation provides explicit learning contexts within secondary school curriculums.
- Involvement of the whole school community in secondary schools is feasible both cognitively and operationally.
The forums included a range of PowerPoint slide shows, video footage from Mana College and Paraparaumu College, and interactive discussion activities.
The following content from the forums is provided for your information.
Ideas into Action introduction (PDF, 1.13 Mb)
Idea one – explicit learning in sport and recreation (PDF, 2.27 Mb)
Idea two – the whole school approach (PDF, 1.49 Mb)
Community collaboration and summary (PDF, 704 Kb)
Tangible ways we connect (DOC, 409 Kb)
Sample Strategic Plan (PDF, 96 Kb)
Learner Feedback Tool (PDF, 504 Kb)
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