NEW ZEALAND
TEACHERS’ GAMES 
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2-5 OCTOBER, 2022

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

Re-engaging teachers in the joy & value of sport

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The NZTG aims to develop teachers confidence in delivering and leading sporting opportunities for students which includes the academic and social benefits of being involved in sport, this includes; 


SPORT SPECIFIC

All sports offered will provide a learning component in delivery of the sport to students. This may include one or more of the below:

  • Delivery of intra-school competitions/opportunities including material on rules, coaching, formats etc
  • Local contact information for each region in NZ including NSO, RSO, clubs
  • Coaching and/or officiating component to the programme and/or links to regional/local training opportunities.
  • Sports will be encouraged to offer significant learning opportunities by considering formats such as a 1 - 2 hour course on delivery of their sport in schools followed by the NZTG competition component


TRY-A-SPORT

Sports that are trending with young people but essentially new to most teachers will be offered on a non-competition basis to provide teachers with experience and confidence in working with students. Examples may include Waka Ama, Spikeball, Ultimate.


EXPERT ADVICE AND MATERIAL 

Expert advice and material will be made available at NZTG headquarters including;

  • The Physical Literacy Approach (SportNZ). The national approach to developing confidence and love of physical activity
  • Sport in Education (SportNZ). The opportunity for sport to improve academic and social outcomes, to engage young people in their learning to contribute to the outcomes of the NZ Curriculum
  • Quality Physical Education (PENZ). Support available for teachers in delivering quality physical education
  • Coaching Programmes for Teachers (SportBOP). Awareness of the opportunities to learn to coach young people delivered by RSTs throughout NZ.


LEARNING "IN" SPORT - THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORT IN STUDENT'S LIVES

Sport is a key tool in providing the opportunity for young people to develop important life skills including being part of team, leadership, and collaboration as well as the social capital aspects of sport such as developing friendships and the enjoyment of physical activity. This is a key outcome of the NZTG and will be achieved by not only participating in these games but also through;

  • repeated reference in NZTG material and presentations including social media, information and articles
  • “social” sports / physical activity based events on the programme. Examples may include ambrose golf, 3 balls one cup, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Dragon Racing.