Healthy Active Learning 

Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport NZ and the Ministries of Health and Education to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity. Part of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, Healthy Active Learning is supported by a Government investment of $47.6m between 2020-2024.

Read more about the Kaupapa HERE

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Our work in Counties Manukau 

CLM Community Sport is a partner with Sport New Zealand and employs the Healthy Active Learning Advisory workforce to work with 40 primary and intermediate schools in phase one in the Counties Manukau region. 

Primary and Intermediate Schools and Kura have access to a dedicated and skilled workforce that will support:

  1. Schools and kura to understand and recognise the value of the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum
  2. Schools and kura to create an environment that supports and promotes quality play, sport and physical activity
  3. Teachers and kaiako to be confident and capable in delivering the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum
  4. Schools and kura to create a healthy food and drink environment
  5. Schools and kura to make well informed decisions when engaging with external providers
  6. Schools and kura to strengthen their connections with their wider community, including whānau and local health and physical activity providers

Latest News 

Trading Zoom sessions for Sailing experience
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Trading Zoom sessions for Sailing experience

Kauri Flats School launched an exciting kaupapa, with a specific focus on wellbeing. Inspired by Sir Mason Durie’s Te Whare Tapa Whā framework.

The Magic of Play at Edmund Hillary School, Papakura
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The Magic of Play at Edmund Hillary School, Papakura

The Magic Play Box allows children to empower themselves in their learning while developing strong relationships and a sense of belonging with their peers.

Healthy Active Learning Professional Development Opportunity
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Healthy Active Learning Professional Development Opportunity

Healthy Active learning Professional Learning Opportunity

New ways to play keeping Favona School students active
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New ways to play keeping Favona School students active

Children at Favona School in Mangere have new ways to be active, develop skills and have fun through play thanks to a new Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa project funded through CLM Community Sport.

Healthy Active Learning Professional Development Day
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Healthy Active Learning Professional Development Day

Healthy Active Learning Primary & Intermediate School Teachers from across the Counties Manukau Region came together to participate in the CLM Community Sport - Healthy Active Learning Professional Development Day

Ōtara School’s Festival Day
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Ōtara School’s Festival Day

Last term members of our Healthy Active Learning team collaborated with the Ōtara Sports Cluster to support the organisation of the Ōtara School’s Festival Day.

Resources 

Resources for you to use with your tamariki in the Health/PE/physical activity space. Appropriate for both distance and face to face learning.

Our Healthy Active Learning team 

Nikki Johnson

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Nikki joins our team after roles as a Professional Expert in Physical Education as part of the Play.Sport initiative and as a Physical Education Advisor with Sport New Zealand. She has experience in the education sector as the Head of Physical Education and Health at Mangere College and as a Director of Sport at a secondary school in England. In 2019, Nikki was awarded an Education Doctorate with the thesis title being ‘Primary School Physical Education: Professional Learning as a Partnership between a Specialist and Generalists’. Nikki is also an elected member of the Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) National Board and the Chairperson of the Auckland branch of PENZ. In her spare time, she enjoys golf and cycling having participated in numerous competitive sports in the past.

Tracey-Lee Dalton

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Tracey-Lee is passionate about education and empowering life-long learners. Consequently she gained Master degrees in both Management and Education and a doctorate regarding Wellbeing at Auckland University. Throughout her educational career she has worked in a range of sectors from early childhood to tertiary. Her broad professional experience includes working as a Health tutor, Kiwisport Manager and teaching special needs students. Within the learning area of Health and Physical Education she held leadership roles including EOTC Quality Management Lead, Health & Safety Lead and Outdoor Education Head of Department. She has been involved in sports coaching, serving on committees and running community events. She is an active person who enjoys a range of sports and outdoor activities with her whanau.

Jason Husband

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Jason is the most recent addition to the Healthy Active Learning team, joining the team after time spent abroad. After completing a Bachelor of PE from Otago University, Jason’s passion for sports and physical activity continued to flourish working in various roles teaching, coaching and delivering recreational programmes both in New Zealand and overseas. Through these experiences, Jason has developed a broad scope of skills that enable him to bring a progressive and rejuvenated approach towards working with schools and tamariki.

Pamela Hills

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Pam joins the CLM Community Sport team bringing a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience from the education sector having taught across a range of year levels in a variety of settings and in several schools. This has primarily focussed on supporting teachers and leaders to be inclusive, equitable and responsive to the needs of students through physical education, play and sport. She is very passionate about working in this space and is looking forward to the mahi ahead. Pam shares the following whakatauki as one that resonates with her:
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain
This whakatauki is about aiming high, however in essence its real message is to be persistent and don't let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.

Sione Sione

Community Connector

Sione loves being active in sport and has played rugby to a professional level and is still involved in the game as a coach. Sione loves to strengthen and build relationships with community groups to ensure they have the support and understanding of resources available. As a New Zealand born Samoan, from Papakura he is heavily involved in church and his Samoan community. The name Aogamalie is a Tulafale (speaking title) bestowed upon him by his Dad’s family in Samoa, from the Village of Puipa’a in the District of Faleata. Faafetai lava mo le avanoa.

Lulu Tuilotolava

Community Connector

Lulu is the first player of Tongan decent to play for the Black Stick, New Zealand Women’s Hockey team. Enthusiastic and passionate, Lulu brings the same values learnt as a Professional Athlete into her everyday mahi in her role as a community connector. Lulu has always had a strong connection with her community in Papatoetoe and is determined to continue helping family and friends to be active.

Shyanne Thompson

Community Connector

Kia ora, ko Shyanne Thompson ahau. Shy currently play rugby for Counties Manukau Heat and is a member of the Chiefs Manawa Super Rugby women’s team. She is excited and passionate about sport, play and physical activity and finds joy in working with tamariki and rangatahi.

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