Health P.E. (Hauora Whakapakari Tinana)


We enjoy whatever we can from the internet (for example, from CurrClick), occasional unit studies, conversation and practice of a healthy, hygienic lifestyle.  One example:

Each week you can download a free School Express thematic unit.  Sometimes they cover topics under Health, so I will pop the link here:

Physical Education
Provides fitness information AND a free curriculum.

This is a seven-lesson curricula available for both grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, to teach students the extreme dangers of being overweight and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Be sure to click on the icon or follow this link to learn more about ACE as well as download their curriculum.

Where we live, the children are able to kick a ball, play cricket, baseball, jump on their trampoline, ride their bicycles, have running races, swim in our pool (nah, got rid of that one.  Next time (if there is a next time) we will have a pool that is above ground!) and ride their dirt bikes (I only cross that out because we haven't done much of that in the past two years.  Business, TKD and building the house (argh! that saga!) have interrupted that past-time.  They also explore the native bush as part of their everyday play, climb trees plus bush walks in the Redwoods and many other bush walks in Rotorua.

They attend Taekwondo two nights per week.

These photos are from w-a-y back in June 2012.  The kids were getting ready for a grading.  I've chosen to leave them on this page as a reminder of their journey.  The three big kids are all black belts now.



(Just in case you are interested, the room I took these photos in, is now our classroom)