Manaiakalani - PE & Health  across high schools

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Manaiakalani online resource hub for teachers of Physical Education and Health.

Our Department Discussions are running again in 2024, so if you're a teacher interested in high school
Physical Education and Health, we'd love you to join us.  This is an opportunity to network with specialist subject teachers across the country, to collaborate and share best practice.  

Click here to register and we'll keep you informed of any upcoming events. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Unpacking Level 1 NCEA assessments

At our Department Discussion for PE and Health teachers, the NCEA Implementation Facilitator, Amy Moli joined us.  Prior to Amy's role at the Ministry of Education, Amy held various Assistant Head of Department roles in Wellington and the Hawkes Bay.  She has also been a Within School Lead for her regional Kāhui Ako. 

This meeting was an opportunity to discuss the requirements for this year's Level 1 NCEA Achievement Standards.  Amy shared with this the various type of evidence students can submit for these assessments, along with the requirements for the external Achievement Standards.  

PE & Health Term 2 2024 - Manaiakalani Department Discussion

External Achievement Standards PE

AS 92018: 1.3 Influence of personal movement on hauora

AS 92019: 1.4 Demonstrate understanding of influences on movement in Aotearoa NZ & the Pacific

PE_Health Manaiakalani Dept Discussion (2024-06-19 15_32 GMT+12).mp4

External Achievement Standards Health

AS 92010: 1.3 Demonstrate understanding of factors that influence hauora

AS 92011: 1.4 Demonstrate understanding of strategies that enhance hauora

PE/Health Manaiakalani Department Discussions (2023-06-13 15:35 GMT+12)

Video analysis for sport performance

Jason Borland, the Head of PE at Papakura High School is experiencing positive engagement and improved achievement outcomes through the use of the online app Vidalyze.  

In this presentation, Jason shows us how students use Vidalyze to explain their understanding of biomechanics.  

A key benefit of using Vidalyze with students is the functionality they have to edit their own videos.  This allows them to show comparisons with their technical skills to highlight their angles and flexibility, a necessary requirement for many of the achivement standards like the ones listed on the right.    

Jason finds the online app particularly useful for gatherings student evidence with the following achievement standards:

Developing Literacy in PE

Our first Department Discussion for teachers of PE & Health in 2023, centered around students' learning from their peers and how interactions via a class blog can have a motivational influence on students' achievement outcomes particularly in terms of their writing.    

Ruth Hills at Bay of Islands College talks about the positive benefits of regular blogging had on her Year 11 students NCEA assessements.  

T1 2023 - Department Discussion for teachers of PE & Health
PE/Health Department Discussion (2023-03-21 15:38 GMT+13)

Miss Stephens

Coastal Taranaki School 

Ruth Hills - Made with Clipchamp_1660892074805.mp4

Class Blogging in senior PE 

Ruth Hills, HoD of PE & Health at Bay of Islands College talks about the positive impact regular blogging had with her Year 11 students' writing, which resulted in improved learning outcomes for their achievement standards.    

Physical Education & Health - Manaiakalani Department Discussions (2022-03-14 19:33 GMT-7)
PE & Health - - Department Discussion
Literacy in PE & Health

Jason Borland

Video analysis for sport performance

Head of PE at Papakura High School, Jason Borland presented at a Secondary Connect and shared how he is using Vidalyze with his senior students.  

With Vidalyze, students are able to upload video footage and critique their own performance techniques.   Tools within the app, give students the ability to draw over the top of their video and add a voice over to explain their learning.  

Jason, talks about the benefits of students using Vidalyze for assessment evidence with Achievement Standards AS90962 1.2, Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation,  AS91327 2.2, Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand.  

Secondary Connect Jason Borland

If you're like more information, you can connect with Jason via his professional blog


EdPuzzle brings an interactive element for students to help show their understanding.  Teachers can add multi-choice and open-ended questions at various time points throughout the video.  Create your own, or repurpose other teacher's resources.  With a premium education account, you can add your own voice overs.  A great rewindable learning tool.  

The videos below are examples of how EdPuzzle videos look in a Google site.  Students can interact with them directly in your class site which helps to keep them focused.