Health, Physical Education, Sport and Fitness is a priority at St Paul’s School.  We give our students the to opportunity to participate in many different types of  Sport such as Netball, Basketball, Rippa Rugby, T Ball, Skateboarding, Surf Lifesaving, Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country etc.


At St Paul’s School the focus will be on the well-being of the students, of other people and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

Four underlying and interdependent concepts are the heart of this learning area:

IMG_2223HAUORA: A Maori philosophy of well-being

ATTITUDES AND VALUES: to their own well-being e.g. respect, care, and concern for others, a sense of social justice

SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: looking at interrelationships between individuals, others and society.

HEALTH PROMOTION: help develop and maintain physical and emotional environments.

IMG_2730The learning areas will be structured in to four strands:

Personal Health and Physical Development

Movement Concepts and Motor Skills

Relationships with Other People

Healthy Communities and Environments:

DSC_0474The seven key areas of learning are; mental health, sexuality education, food and nutrition, body care and physical safety, physical activity, sport studies, and outdoor education.

Note that:

  • St Paul’s school will consult with the communities when developing health and sexuality education programmes to reflect the Special Character of the school
  • All Year 3 to 6 students will have the opportunity to learn basic aquatics skills.
  • Outdoor education programmes will follow safe practice and meet legal requirements.

IMG_2679Where possible the Health Curriculum will be integrated with the Concept to cover relationships with other people and healthy communities and environments and personal growth and development.  The Life Education every even year and KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) every third year (2013,2016).

Regular physical activity (Fitness) ideas: (Minimum 3 x 10 minutes per week)

Relays, skipping, jump jam, short aerobic exercises and running.


Physical Education will be planned specifically to cover movement concepts and motor skills. ( Minumum  1 to 1 ½ hours per week)

Term One: Small Ball skillsRugby (3)

Term Two: Large Ball skills

Term Three: Swimming/gymnastics

Term Four: Athletics