Healthy Active Learning is focused on providing tamariki with quality physical experiences and supporting schools in delivering healthy food and water only policies. It’s based on a successful pilot programme and in 2020 it was rolled out to 300 schools nationwide. In 2022 the initiative will be expanded to 800 schools.  

The initiative began in January 2020, and has three components to drive better education and health outcomes for young New Zealanders: 

  • New Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum resources (Ministry of Education) 
  • Toolkits and a health promotion workforce to support the adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies (Ministry of Health) 
  • A physical activity workforce (Sport NZ) ​​​​​​​

The Healthy Active Learning workforce will help create active school environments by working alongside school leaders and teachers to enhance the provision of play, sport and physical education, and to create better connections with physical activity providers in their local communities.


The Community Connector role has been established to support schools and communities to identify, plan and implement opportunities for quality play, sport and physical activity experiences for tamariki. This includes developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with schools, and community health and physical activity providers to ensure a connected and coordinated approach to health and wellbeing outcomes for our tamariki.


Our role within our community is to inspire young people to live healthy and active lifestyles.  This is achieved through ensuring our young people are having quality experiences in sport and recreation.   Our Young People Team provides leadership, advice and expertise to Primary and Secondary Schools within our clusters.  We are able to bring our local insights and knowledge to partner with RSO’s, Clubs and other community organisations for the good of our schools.

Our Community Clusters we are currently working in:

  • Inner City
  • Maungakiekie
  • Mount Roskill
  • Orakei
  • Tamaki
  • Secondary Schools across the whole Sport Auckland region

Our Young People team can provide support in a number of areas:

  • Sports and Annual Planning
  • Volunteer Management
  • Coach Education, Development and Mentoring
  • Kiwisport Funding
  • Event Facilitation or Support
  • Insights and Knowledge of local area and other projects
  • Connected with sports and other recreational and physical activity programmes​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Sport Auckland work with 29 Secondary Schools ranging from Decile 1 to 10.  The school’s vision, culture and demographics are central to the support Sport Auckland provides resulting in a tailored approach for each school. 


  • Sports and Annual Plans
  • Volunteer Management Plans    
  • NZSSSC Census Data Collection and Analysis       
  • HERA – Girls Participation Programme, Mt Roskill Grammer


  • College Sport Auckland run all Secondary School events, Click here to contact your schools Sports Coordinator for more information

  • Intra School Sports Models