- Primary/Intermediate Schools
- Secondary Schools
The GO4it Programme links directly with the five key competencies and relates to the underlying concepts of health and physical education.
Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum establishes the direction for learning in health education and physical education through four general aims.
Within four strands – Personal Health and Physical Development, Movement Concepts and Motor Sills, Relationships with Other People, and Healthy Communities and Environments – the curriculum sets out a clear and structured progression of achievement objectives that spans all levels of schooling.
GO4it encourages and provides opportunities for students to be creative, problem solve and make decisions through different thinking processes such as questioning, critical success factors and working together in groups.
Using language, symbols and text
GO4it works closely with teachers to integrate different ways of expressing knowledge within each session. Discussions, success criteria worksheets and making links with what happens in the classroom are included.
GO4it includes games that allows students to manage themselves. Scenarios, questions, groups and role play encourage students to work with others and take on various roles.
Participating and contributing
GO4it encourages students to be actively involved in their own learning and to contribute in meaningful ways. Through a variety of experiences students learn to listen and make connections with others.
Relating to others
GO4it offers a variety of situations through play. A games for understanding approach underpins the learning process as students interact, share ideas and have discussions with others.
The curriculum is underpinned by four concepts – wellbeing (hauora), health promotions, the socio-ecological perspective, and the importance of attitudes and values that promote hauora. (HPENZ Curriculum, 1999, p.6)
Physical education is that part of formal schooling that provides students with opportunities to understand their own bodies, develop physical competence (Taha Tinana), interact with others, have fun (Taha Whanau and Taha Hinengaro) and recognise the unique role that skeletal muscle activity plays in human expression and consciousness (Taha Wairua).
Physical activity is the essential core of physical education so it is intended that physical activities should be the prime medium for leaning in physical education classes at all levels in primary and secondary school. (Ross 2001, p.4)
Click on the following programme below to see the links to the curriculum: