Secondary Schools

The following information, ideas and insights are designed for secondary (Years 9-13) schools.



Creating an Active School Environment

Having good physical activity, learning and movement practices in the school environment can have enormous benefits for the community. This often starts with developing the culture of the school and planning how this can be integrated into everything the leaders and teachers do. It includes strategic planning, developing policies, designing school systems and fostering relationships in the community.

What’s more, providing opportunities for students to actively contribute helps to develop leadership skills that helps to promote and improve their wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.


Professional Learning & Development Opportunities

There are a number of professional learning and development opportunities available for teachers and school sport leaders. These sessions are designed to provide practical advice, tools and resources.


Physical Education

Physical education (PE) is about teaching life skills, giving everyone a go, reflecting young people’s different needs, and physical, emotional, social and spiritual development. It is more than games, fundamental movement and motor skills – PE also encompasses attitudes and values and ensures students are connected to the learning by embracing hauora.


Sport, Play and Active Recreation

Offering co-curricular activities provides both students and staff with opportunities to develop further skills including communication, motivation and resilience. With aligned values and clear responsibilities, external sport and active recreation organisations can support schools with physical activity experiences for young people that positively contribute to their wellbeing.


Useful Information

The following information may help in supporting an active school environment.


More information:

Youth Sport Report

Conducted 2018 to 2020, the Youth Sport Project looked at intermediate and secondary school sport structures, athlete development practices, and support required for teachers, coaches, managers and officials to ensure students enjoy, take part in and develop through sport across Auckland. We thank our partners CLM Community Sport, College Sport Auckland, Harbour Sport, Sport Auckland and Sport Waitākere along with our funders of this initiative, Sport New Zealand.

Voice of Rangitahi Survey Results

Intermediate Schools Survey Results

Secondary Schools Survey Results

Sport Leaders Survey Results

2019 Secondary School Sports Release Census Highlights






Tessa Wilson

Regional Sports Director (Counties Manukau)

P: 027 505 8134

E: tessa@collegesport.co.nz


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Kylie McGrigor

Regional Sports Director

P: 021 422 076

E: kyliem@harboursport.co.nz


Leanne Knox

Young People Lead

P: 027 290 8589

E: leannek@sportauckland.co.nz


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Casey Redman

Rangatahi Advisor

P: 021 802 827

E: casey.redman@sportwaitakere.nz