Consultation

Dear Parents/Caregivers

At least once every two years the boards of trustees is required to consult with the parent community about the school's health and physical education programmes. The purpose of this consultation is to outline the programmes that we are delivering, how we are delivering health education and what we see as the health education needs of our students.

This page outlines our Health and Physical education programme.

Opportunity to comment on our provision and programmes in these areas is provided.  We welcome your feedback as this allows us to develop policies and practices that reflect the needs of students at our school.

Health and Physical Education at Netherton School

Netherton School provides a nurturing, child-friendly environment where students feel safe, supported and secure.  Opportunities are provided for students that promote a sense of self-value and worth.  Students generally interact positively with each other with senior students taking a leadership role in actively encouraging this through programmes such as peer mediation and mentoring.

Leadership opportunities are also provided in Physical Education with senior students running games and skills workshops for junior students at times during the year.  All students are provided with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities of a competitive nature and those necessary to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Programmes and Programme Implementation

Health and Physical Education are linked in one learning area in the New Zealand Curriculum Document. 

The curriculum is met through a variety of different activities and opportunities:

  • Swimming
  • Cross Country 
  • Athletics 
  • Touch Rugby
  • Inter-school Sports
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Student - led lunchtime games and activities
  • School camps
  • Rippa Rugby
  • Beach Education
  • Traditional Maori games
  • Golf tasters 
  • Tennis tasters
  • Cricket tasters
  • Life Education Trust
  • Project Energise
  • Cyber safety
  • Sunsmart policy
  • Enviro Projects
  • Sport Waikato
  • Thames Valley Rugby Union
  • Public Health Nurse supported programmes
Learning is planned for and implemented through classroom programmes, this is supported by various agencies.

We welcome feedback and ideas, opportunity to comment on our provision and programmes in these areas is provided, please email principal@netherton.school.nz with suggestions.  We welcome your feedback as this allows us to develop policies and practices that reflect the needs of students at our school.