Physical Education & Health at Te Kauwhata College

At Te Kauwhata College, Physical Education encourages students to live full, active and satisfying lives. Students explore challenging situations in order to increase their knowledge and skills and develop understanding about themselves, others and society. They will learn through interactive and practical activities that draw on their own experiences and needs, current and future. As they actively explore challenging situations, students increase their ability to be resilient, interact with others and develop sports-based skills.

In Health studies, students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical (taha tinana), mental and emotional (taha hinengaro), social (taha whanau) and spiritual (taha wairua) aspects of people’s lives. They learn to think critically and make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related and movement contexts.

Physical Education & Health Programme

Physical Education Focus

  • Develop knowledge and skills to take action to promote positive well-being for self, others, and society
  • Engage in a range of movement experiences that promote and support the development of knowledge and skills that contribute to well-being
  • Develop confidence, and competence, to enhance well-being

Health Focus

  • Minimise risk and develop protective factors to become more resilient
  • Explore attitudes and values, and develop  an understanding of behaviours that encourage equity, respect, care, and concern for others and social justice
  • Think creatively to develop constructive solutions that support and enhance well-being.

Frequently asked questions

Are there prerequisites for the courses?

There are no prerequisites for any of the subjects. However, it is highly recommended that you take the specific subject the year before to gain foundation knowledge for the course.

You can talk to any of the PE teachers to find out more.

Which qualifications can I get?

  • NCEA Level 1 Physical Education
  • NCEA Level 1 Health


  • NCEA Level 2 Physical Education
  • NCEA Level 2 Health


  • NCEA Level 3 Physical Education
  • NCEA Level 3 Health

What is NCEA?

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand. NCEA is recognised by employers, and used for selection by universities and polytechnics, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Visit the NCEA Website for more information.

How do I get in contact with a PE Teacher?

The list of current PE Teachers can be found on the staff page.

Where do I find the online learning content?

Each of the PE & Health classes have their own Google Classroom. Every student will either get an invite or a class code to join at the start of the year.

Google Classroom will have weekly tasks for the students to complete along with communication from their teachers.

A parent or guardian can be added to the classroom under their child’s profile in that Google Classroom to keep a track of their child’s work.

Click here to be redirected to the Google Classroom log in page. Students will use their and their school password to log in.

How do extensions, resubmission and reassessments work?

Extensions, resubmission and reassessments are available. You must discuss this with your teacher to see if you are eligible for any of the above.