Physical Ed/Health

Health and Physical Education 

At Ponsonby Intermediate we have a comprehensive programme that ensures student receive a specific amount of time focusing on health and Physical Education. We believe that it is important to a student’s development that they are active on a daily basis and participate in a wide range of skills based activities. We also believe that a students well being is also important and this is a focus in our Health and Hauora programmes.
The following outlines what students will experience during their two years at Ponsonby Intermediate:

  • 4 x 15 minute Kori sessions in the morning – Kori means to move and play, it is a focused fitness and activity time done during form time
  • 1 x PE lesson for 45 minutes each week in term 1, 2 , and 3. ​2 x PE lessons for 45 minutes in term 4.
  • 1 x Health Education lesson delivered through a health specialist teacher each week.
  • 1 x Hauora lesson 30 – 45 minutes delivered by the form teachers each week. This lesson focuses on student well being and is a holistic approach to a student’s well being.
  • EOTC Every Wednesday for 10 weeks at the beginning of the year. Students participate in a range of activities outside the classroom such as: Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Ice skating, Maritime museum, Awataha Marae and many more.
  • Camp – Week 1 of Term 4 – 4 days, 3 nights. This focuses on building interpersonal skills in a unique setting. Students are encouraged to participate in all activities that help build confidence and resilience.

Health and Physical Education Topics

​​Health Education

Harmful substances

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Energy drinks
  • Sugar
  • Synthetic drugs

Body systems

  •  Puberty
  • Skeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Circulatory
  • Muscular
  • Digestive
  • Central Nervous System

Bullying Prevention

  • Self esteem
  • Resilience
  • Cyberbullying
  • School bullying procedures
Physical Education

Games Sense focus on the following sports:

  • Fitness Testing
  • Softball
  • Cricket
  • Longball
  • AFL
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Sports Studies
  • Touch Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • European Handball
  • Netball