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
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    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.
    Coverage: 1988 to present (Some full text)
    Includes ProQuest Education, Sports Medicine & Physical Education Index and ERIC. 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.


    An Encyclopedia that spans the breadth of the country and the full scope of a pivotal growing-up time to show what "a boy's life" is really like today. It offers a series of vivid snapshots of boys of all kinds and ages at home, school, and at play; interacting with family or knocking around with friends, or pursuing interests alone as they begin their journey to adulthood.
    Explores questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth. Approximately 460 entries describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history.
    This book provides a series of descriptions, definitions and explanations that engage with important practical and conceptual ideas in primary education.
    Educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts.
    The encyclopedia is designed to show the diversity of topics that contribute to the study of the philosophy of education.


    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.


    Be Healthy, Be Active – Kia ora, Kia Korikori is a  free programme developed by Learning Media for teachers and students in years 7 & 8 (Levels 3 & 4) to support the the learning area of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum.
    A TKI resource providing access to resources relating to the Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum.
    The KiwiDex manual provides a range of ideas and games for teachers and physical activity providers.
    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.
    Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).

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