The Library has a large collection of print and e-resources to support the key areas of learning in Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand curriculum. The hauora or wellbeing approach encompasses the following seven key areas:

  • mental health
  • sexuality education
  • food and nutrition
  • body care and physical safety
  • physical activity
  • sport studies
  • outdoor education
  • For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Reference Desk.


    Health and Physical Education takes a socio-critical approach to the important learning area of Health and Physical Education. It analyzes issues about development and implementation of the "new'" HPE curriculum in Australia and New Zealand and introduces teacher education students to the implications for particular constructions of health and physical education curriculum.
    Relationships and sexuality education guides for years 1–8 and 9–13.
    Tātaiako: cultural competence for teachers of Māori learners is about teachers' relationships and engagement with Māori learners and with their whānau and iwi. Designed for teachers in early childhood education (ECE) services and in primary and secondary schools.
    Curriculum documents describing the essential knowledge, skills, values and attitudes appropriate to Māori-medium schools.
    A concise, practical, user-friendly view of what it takes to become a master teacher of children's physical education.

    Classroom Resources

    Introduction to each human body system. Anatomy and physiology presented in 3D model sets, 3D animations and illustrations for 12 units: Cells and tissues, Integumentary, Skeleton and joints, Muscle types, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive.


    Coverage: Full text
    Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
    Coverage: Coverage: 1978- Index, 2000- Full-text.
    An indexing and full-text database, containing in-depth coverage of the learning, teaching and management issues facing all teaching professionals. Contributions come from leading researchers in teacher training and include articles on policy, curriculum and pedagogical developments. Created in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
    NZCER Journals Online provides access to Set: Research Information for Teachers, Assessment Matters, Curriculum Matters and Early Childhood Folio. These titles cover research in early childhood education, curriculum and assessment in education research, policy and practice.
    Ovid MEDLINE® is the leading bibliographic source for biomedical scholarly literature and research, providing access to a vast array of medical literature, including articles on clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, and public health. Indexes approximately 5,600 journals.
    Coverage: 1988 to present (Some full text)
    Includes ProQuest Education database and Sports Medicine & Physical Education Index. These databases provide resources on teaching, educational research, educational administration, literature on primary, secondary, higher, adult and special education as well as home schooling. The collection includes scholarly journals, administration and professional publications, topical journals, theses, dissertations and education-focused newsletters.


    The American Journal of Health Education publishes research manuscripts that focus on Health Education and Health Promotion interventions designed to prevent or delay the onset of the major chronic diseases and illnesses that impact populations of interest today.
    Journal by the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). The Journal has a particular focus on social science research-based articles that make reference to other critical work in the field and/or discuss particular issues of practice-focused research within the specific professional fields of health, sport and physical education.
    The journal publishes peer-reviewed authoritative papers on health promotion and health education and incudes book reviews and health event listings. Published 6 times a year.
    The purpose of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education is to communicate research and stimulate discussion, study, and critique of teaching, teacher education, and curriculum as these fields relate to physical activity in schools, communities, higher education, and sport. The journal publishes original reports of empirical studies in physical education together with integrative reviews and analyses of educational and methodological issues in the field.
    Quest is the leading scholarly journal for professionals in kinesiology & physical education in higher education today.


    A TKI resource providing access to resources relating to the Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum.
    Contains links to all subject areas of the pre-2007 curriculum statements. Some content may be out of date, but these documents contain more detail than the current 2007 curriculum. All statements can be downloaded in PDF format.
    Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ) - Te Ao Kori Aotearoa - is a professional non-profit organisation and incorporated society for people interested in promoting quality physical education.
    Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation. See resources section for videos, case studies, research and resources.
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