Announcement : 


Kiwi Sport Funding 2023

Kiwi sport is a government funding initiative to support student’s participation in organised sport. In the year 2023, Waatea School received a total of $1274.56 (excluding GST). 

For the year 2023, Waatea School entered tamariki into multiple opportunities such as; 

  • Camp Adair – Sports Camp 
  • Local schools exchange – Sports 
  • Counties Manukau Sports games that consisted of a 3 day event held at Bruce Pulman Park. Our Year 5-8 students participated in their respective age group teams for Tag, Ki-O-Rahi and Basketball. 

The funding was used to cover costs for the event including, travelling to and from the venue, sports uniforms, training gear (balls/equipment), and team entries.

Health & Physical Education Curriculum

The NZ Health & Physical Education curriculum is divided into four strands:

The four strands are:

  • Personal health and physical development, in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes that they need to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development
  • Movement concepts and motor skills, in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understanding about movement, and positive attitudes toward physical activity
  • Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others
  • Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.

Through these strands, our team teaches various topics as a unit or by integrating concepts with other areas of the curriculum.

We at Waatea School seek to create an environment that is caring, child friendly, where students feel supported and safe. A sense of self-­worth and self-­value is promoted for students through various opportunities. A healthy and active lifestyle is encouraged for all students.

Here are some examples of how the Health curriculum is integrated into your child’s learning:

  • Hui-a-kura/Daily karakia and check in time
  • Our Kura values; Kotahitanga, Whanaungatanga,

Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga

  • Te Reo Māori Hauora-Tapa Wha Model
  • Tikanga Practices
  • Fitness & physical education
  • Restorative approach
  • Sun safety
  • Celebrating cultures and languages
  • Identity and self-esteem
  • Healthy eating & nutrition
  • Body care
  • Friendships and teamwork
  • Ball skills and sport

In some instances, we also work with outside agencies to add value to our programs.

  • Keeping Ourselves Safe (NZ Police)
  • Life Education
  • Digital and Cybersafety
  • Mau Rakau/Kapa Haka (Seniors)
  • CLM Sports – Counties Manukau Sports

Health Statement 2023

The foundation of the Health and Physical Education program at Waatea School incorporates the four Kura values; kotahitanga, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, and rangatiratanga. We emphasise the tapa wha framework to support students’ understanding and maintenance of overall mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, in addition to aligning with the New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and Te Aho Arataki Marau (2009). Learning experiences are provided to students by teachers with support from external providers.

The next Health Curriculum Statement review 

The next health curriculum statement is due at the end of Term 2 2024. In collaboration with whānau, Waatea School will be able to discuss the “Navigating the Journey program” a Family Planning teaching and learning resource. Whānau will have an input into what they feel is right for their tamaiti and share their whakaaro at a scheduled whānau hui in Term 1.