Tēnā koutou,

Welcome to the Term 3 Healthy Active Learning newsletter. It has been a busy term for so many, particularly with the addition of a surprise lockdown (click here to check out the cool Te Whare Tapa Whā resource we made during lockdown) so why not take a moment to reflect on all the great mahi you’ve done. Grab yourself a coffee or tea and have a read about what’s been going on in Healthy Active Learning schools around the region. Please share this with the rest of your staff.


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Term 3 Lead Teacher Workshop

Thank you to all Lead Teachers who attended our full day workshop at Alex Moore Park Waiora Hub on Monday 16th August. Check out the hui summary we sent to all attendees including all activities and resources from the day.

Whakawhanaungatanga and cultural games remained as recurring themes for our workshop, but a new focus was on the sustainability of quality Health and Physical Education through long term plans. Templates created by the team were shared to demonstrate how you can plan based around your inquiry, school values or hauora - find the templates here.

If you would like any further support regarding your long-term planning please contact your Healthy Active Learning Advisor.
To read the full write up of the day click here.

External Provider Directory

We have recently created an external provider resource for primary schools. It includes details of external providers in the Wellington region, who have the capacity to support schools. This could be in curriculum time, break times or after school. It includes a regional tab that has providers that can service schools over the whole Wellington region, as well as those who can support specific communities. The aim of this resource is to make your job as a teacher easier by having all of the providers and contact details in once place for you to access.

https://www.nukuora.org.nz/support-and-development/community-maps-and-directories/ (scroll down to under the maps)

It will be updated monthly, so if you know of any external provider who should be included and is not on here, please contact Tania Bartley taniab@nukuora.org.nz with their details.

MoveWell Workshops
The new MoveWell resource is a practical evidence based meaningful resource containing 60 games linked to learning in, through and about movement.

The Healthy Active Learning team are taking bookings for MoveWell teacher introductory sessions at schools. Please get in contact with your Advisor and Community Connector to discuss possible dates and support that will best meet the needs of your school. 

https://sportnz.org.nz/get-active/ways-to-get-active/physical-education/movewell/
Play in the School Setting
If we asked you, ‘what does play look like in your school?’ How would you answer? Would you talk about play at break times, before-school, afterschool, or about whether you do play-based learning in curriculum time?
 
Click here to find out more about how our Community Connectors can support your school around play.
Arakura School Whānau Play Day
The team were delighted to facilitate a Whānau play Day at Arakura School in partnership with Wellington City Mission. The variety of equipment in the Play trailer was well received by the students and it was fantastic to see whānau getting involved and enjoying being active.  Teachers took the opportunity to interact with tamariki and whānau in a relaxed and social setting.  The sausage sizzle was a big hit too!
Health advisors – Te Whare Tapa Whā
Kia ora!
 
It’s Ella and Ateliana here from the Healthy Active Learning Team at Regional Public Health.

For mental health awareness week we’d like to share ways you can look after your wellbeing using Te Whare Tapa Whā model. Find out more here: https://fb.watch/8gXzKQzoKL/

You can use this model in your everyday life, in the mahi you do and with those you teach. To find out more about how you can use Te Whare Tapa Whā model with Connections to Kai and Wai in your school, contact Ella.Verhoeven@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and Ateliana.Amato@huttvalleydhb.org.nz
 
What will you do to look after your whare tapa whā?
 
Kia kaha tō mahi Te Whare Tapa Whā!
Wainuiomata Primary Sports Cluster
Floorball Day

The Wainuiomata Primary Sports Cluster have been committed to reviewing existing events and have been open to new ideas to better meet the needs of their tamariki.  Wainuiomata High School provided the use of their two gymnasiums on a teacher only day and the students to organise and run a floorball festival as part of their NCEA course.  Wellington Floorball helped upskill the High School students and provided support on the day.  This new initiative was supported by all the member schools and targeted Year 3/4 students.

EBIS Lunch Time Activation
Evans Bay Intermediate identified a need for more lunch time activity options for their students through a student survey.  The HAL team engaged with a Senior Rongotai College PE class who designed and facilitated activities under the leadership component of their NCEA course.  The EBIS Bike Club has taken a leading role in the maintenance and issuing of the school bikes at lunch times.  A group of keen skateboard students linked up with the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre for a weekly lunch time slot. 
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
We recently celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. We know that many of our schools celebrated in a variety of exciting ways. For next year there are ample resources linked to Te Ao Māori on our Google Drive Platform. One resource in particular we would recommend can be found here.

Two of our advisors supported Fernridge School’s celebrations, by introducing some traditional Māori games and learning Te Reo Māori through physical activity. Ideas were also shared with teachers to apply progressions to the learning activities through until the end of this term.
Wilford School shared how their tamariki had engaged with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori through their school facebook channel. Scroll down their facebook page to take a look.
Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone for your mahi this term. We hope you all enjoy the well-deserved break to recuperate and spend some quality time with your friends and whānau. Hopefully we’ll get some sunshine too! See you in term 4.

Noho ora mai,

Your Healthy Active Learning Team

Pembroke, Tania, Zak, Darren, and Jazz and Adelaide.
Healthy Active Learning Team, Nuku Ora - an active Wellington region
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