Programme Summary

The Activator Programme has been improved to provide staff, school and tamariki with more value and support. This value and support comes in the form of multiple new initiatives that will be offered by our Activators. These initiatives have been designed with the intention of supporting staff and creating a positive physical activity culture within our invested schools and kura.

Underpinning this overarching change will be outcomes that are focused on supporting the teachers within our invested Selwyn schools and kura to deliver quality physical activity experiences for their tamariki. This will align with national and local guidelines for best practice in physical activity. Providing our tamariki with a positive experience is at the forefront of programme planning and delivery.

There are a number of important insights from research undertaken by Sport New Zealand. These insights, along with ten years of programme delivery experience by the Selwyn Sports Trust, will form a critical part of the changes to the programme.

Activator Programme Kaupapa

1 - Professional Learning and Development (PLD) workshops for staff every term

  • We see staff learning through a group PLD setting as a perfect way to support and increase confidence and capability of staff to deliver quality physical education experiences for their tamariki
  • This could be an entire staff group, or just a certain team or cohort of teachers
    • E.g a year 1&2 team PLD workshop
  • These workshops allow staff to learn about the theory behind why they are doing each activity. Whilst also allowing them to practice running these activities with their peers in a fun and safe environment

2 - Co-teaching/delivery of physical activity experiences alongside an SST Activator

  • We see the SST Activators best utilised in a co-delivery model providing support for teachers own on the grass delivery
  • This means that the SST Activator and the teacher will lead sessions together
    • E.g The teacher will lead an activity for 10-15mins with the SST Activator supporting
    • Followed by the SST Activator demonstrating a new activity with the teacher present and learning from the Activator
  • In our experience, teacher confidence and general enjoyment for leading physical activity with their students has dramatically increased post a "Co-Delivery" session alongside an SST Activator

3 - Years 6-8 aspiring sports/physical activity leaders will have the chance to partcipate in our year long Whakatipu Kaihautū Leadership Programme

  • This entails two separate Whakatipu Kaihautū Leadership workshops
  • Followed by support from an SST Activator to help become a leader through sport/physical activity within their own school community
  • This could look like:
    • Organising a sports event
    • Running lunchtime games
    • Using the Tuakana-Teina framework to take younger students for physical activity sessions alongside their teachers

4 - All invested school's and kura have access to our "Clustered Events"

  • These are events where multiple schools come together to participate in a form of physical activity
  • These include:
    • Fundamental Movement Spectacular
    • Sports Spectacular
    • Activation Spectacular
    • Girls Multisport Festival
    • And many more!

"To support all schools and kura within Selwyn to embrace the holistic values of physical activity to improve the wellbeing of their tamariki"

Our Activators

Our Activators are delivering new roles within the Activator Programme for 2023.  Each school and kura will have a dedicated Activator who is the key support person for anything the school need related to physical activity and the Selwyn Sports Trust.

In addition, each Activator is a "Subject Matter Expert" within their role. This means that they will be able to share their knowledge with the entire Activator staff and also support each of our Invested Schools with anything regarding their area of expertise:

Wāhine Activator

Our Wāhine Activator is responsible for creating positive change and providing new positive physical activity experiences for young wāhine in our invested schools and kura.

PLD (Professional Learning and Development) Activator

Our PLD Activator is responsible for the planning and implementation of numerous PLD workshops (both in school and inter-school) available to all staff of a school or kura who invests in the Activator Programme.

Tākaro Activator

Our Tākaro Activator is responsible for creating an access point for everyone into te ao Māori, particularly for Māori to be connected to their culture through taonga tākaro and Kī-o-Rahi. Helping to strengthen hauora amongst Selwyn whānau.