Health and Physical Education

Te Hauora me te Akoranga Tinana

Welcome! Health Education, Physical Education, Sports Leadership and Outdoor Education challenge students to learn in, through and about movement and well-being. Students focus on themselves, others around them and the society the live in, to give context and meaning to their learning.

See below for more information on teachers, subject courses and pathways!

Tuakau College Health and Physical Education Teachers

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Mrs J Buttery

HLA Physical Education and Health Teacher

j.buttery@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mr S Prakash

Acting Assistant HLA Physical Education and Health Teacher

s.prakash@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mr J Slee

Health and Physical Education Teacher

j.slee@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Miss J Hawke

Physical Education and Health Teacher

j.hawke@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Miss K Drew

Physical Education and Health Teacher

k.drew@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mr T Wijdeven 

Physical Education and Health Teacher

t.wijdeven@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mr F Anderson

Physical Education and Health Teacher

f.anderson@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mrs A Fletcher

Health Teacher

a.fletcher@tuakaucollege.com

09 236 8521 ext 152

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Mrs J Burton

On Maternity Leave

HEALTH EDUCATION

In the junior years, students learn important health concepts such as friendships and relating to others, changes the occur in the body, hygiene and resilience. In the middle college, students learn about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and substance use. Students also learn about puberty, sexuality, consent and acceptance. Hauora/Well-being is an essential concept throughout all Health courses. In the senior years, students learn about managing change, health promotion, health practices and positive attitude and values to enhance well-being.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In the junior years, students learn fundamental skills in a range of sports including swimming, athletics, fitness, unihoc, netball, basketball, soccer and touch rugby. In the middle college, students refine these skills and develop creative movement skills and coaching skills by teaching a game to others. As students move into the senior college, students apply the skills and knowledge learnt to perform in tournament and game settings. Students explain the significance of interpersonal skills to sport, analyse a range of issues such as money in sport and apply anatomy and biomechanics to movement. Students can expect a 50/50 split between theoretical learning and practical application.

SPORTS LEADERSHIP

These courses are offered at Year 12 and 13 and offer mainly Unit Standard based courses in conjunction with MIT. Students learn about coaching skills, sports officiating, leadership and performance skills. Students can expect a 50/50 split between theoretical learning and practical application.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

In Years 12 and 13, students have an opportunity to experience a range of outdoor pursuits. Students learn how to rock climb, mountain bike, kayak, tramp and camp while developing survival skills and leadership qualities. There is also an opportunity to attend the annual Year 12 Snow Adventure Camp.

Year Level Pathways for Physical Education

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Year Level Pathways for Health

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