Children learn life skills from play, physical activity and sport. These are essential for the ongoing development and wellbeing of young people. Providing positive experiences through a holistic approach are critical to the development of the skills, attitudes and confidence required to become an active participant in sport and recreation throughout life.

Teachers and school sport leaders play a vital role in this development, from providing opportunities to learn about physical education to participating in physical activities across different environments.

Aktive, with our partners CLM Community Sport, College Sport, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere, provide support to schools and kura with organising, planning and facilitating physical activity and education opportunities for tamariki and rangatahi. Whether you are managing your school’s sport programme, organising physical activity options or looking for professional development, our He Kete Akoranga can help:


What do we mean by play, physical education, physical activity, sport and active recreation?

  • Play means physical activity that is naturally motivated, freely chosen, and with no outcome.
  • Physical education is part of the NZ Curriculum that enables students to develop the knowledge, values, and competencies to live active lives.
  • Sport is physical activity in which an individual or team compete against each other for wellbeing and enjoyment.
  • Active recreation is non-competitive physical activity undertaken for lifestyle, wellbeing, health and enjoyment.
  • Physical activity is any activity which involves movement. This includes active recreation, sport, and play.

Click here for more information on the Value of Sport.

The Auckland Approach to Schools

The Auckland Approach to Schools is focused on increasing and sustaining participation by young people (tamariki 5-11 years) and youth (rangatahi 12-18 years) in play, active recreation and sport in school settings.

In addition to our kete and events, we can provide one-on-one support to meet your needs. Most often this involves a meeting to help identify what your school is doing well, the challenges and how we help you to address these. Where appropriate, we will share good practice examples and resources to support you in your areas of growth; and make recommendations to assist.