Health concepts and understandings are closely integrated within the main concepts of learning at Northcross Intermediate. Some examples of integrating Health into our curriculum include building self esteem in Citizenship, keeping safe in our Global Community and relating to others in Life Education. Where relevant, outside facilitators and resources are used to compliment and support the teaching of Health at Northcross. Other areas of learning are ‘Eating for Health’, ‘Prevention of Injury’ and ‘Caring for the Body (including pubertal change)’. The main health strands integrate readily with the Key Competencies, and our classroom programmes use SOLO maps and rubrics to improve the learning outcomes for students in Health.
Northcross Intermediate encourages students to make a positive contribution to their own well being, the well being of others and the wider community through Physical Education.
Our purpose is to enable all students to participate in regular, safe exercise, develop positive attitudes to vigorous activity and to develop movement skills for all students that are challenging, enjoyable, appropriate to the ability level and which promotes fair play.
We provide a well-balanced programme that involves daily exercise that meets the development needs of the students and also focus on developing a wide range of movement skills across a wide variety of sports.
Included in our Physical Education programme are the following:
SMART Goal Setting
Te Reo Kori: Haka, Poi
Gymnastics: Balance, Rotate, Spring
Modified Games and Skills: Touch/Tag