School Support

Children playing at school

On this page: 

1. Primary School Support

2. Secondary School Support

3. Resources 

Primary School Support

We understand the difficult and challenging environment schools are working in under Covid-19 restrictions.  This page is to support schools with resources, contacts and information relevant to operating under the various alert levels. 

A team of staff are available online, to maintain connections and provide you and your staff with support in any way you need. If you have any questions please email us and we will direct your enquiry to the appropriate team member. 

Primary School Connect - Wednesday, 3 June

The purpose of this week’s Primary School Connect was to provide an opportunity for connection across the primary school sector and to look at the links between schools and sport together as we move through Level 2.

We had three speakers who spoke from different perspectives: Tara Fevre (Hutt City Council) gave an interschool perspective as a representative from the Lower Hutt Primary School Sport Association; Ella Pudney (Sport Wellington) spoke about the messaging that is being shared with Regional Sports Organisations currently around the Balance is Better concept, and Matt Pegg (Konini School) provided a school’s perspective around what role they can play when working and collaborating with external providers.


Some thinking was posed around how we can work closely together toward a common goal of improving tāmariki wellbeing through quality physical activity experiences. In this unsettling time, it has been identified that we have an opportunity to step forward, make any adaptions, if required, and understand the role each of us can play to ensure we have a great primary school sport system set up across the greater Wellington region.

See the key messages

Primary School Connect - Thursday, 14 May

We hosted the first of our regular Primary School Connects. The purpose of this conversation was to gain an understanding of what is currently front and centre within the primary school context and to determine together what the best way is to move forward collectively in this COVID-19 environment. Based on the insights gathered during this connect, Sport Wellington is currently working to develop their primary school support plan.

Download the PDF of the key messages and insights to find out more.


Secondary School Support

A list of postponements and information for Secondary School sport in the Wairarapa can be found on our updates page

Go to College Sport Wellington's website to find out more about school sport for Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti.

Secondary School Connects

On Thursday 7 May, we hosted the first of our regular Secondary School Connects.

The purpose of this conversation was to provide Secondary School leaders and sport co-ordinators with detailed information and updates associated to the physical activity system in order to help them respond to the impact of COVID-19. 

Attendees heard from:

  • Rodger Thompson, Sport Wellington 
  • Rodger Wood, Sport New Zealand 
  • Dayle Clarkson, Sport Wellington Wairarapa
  • Bryan Dickinson, College Sport Wellington

View the recording and summary notes

Find out more about College Sport Wellington 


Health and Safety Planning 

As schools return and look to resume sport, it's important to have Health & Safety plans for sport at Alert Level 2 in place. 

Whitby Collegiate have kindly provided the following example of their Health and Safety planning, and we have created a template version of this for you to download and adapt to your own setting as you see fit. 

Download School Sport Health and Safety Plan example - Whitby Collegiate 

Download School Sport Health and Safety Plan template 

Simple tips for keeping schools safe

Six simple things your school can do to prevent the spread of flu and COVID-19 this winter. 

 Keeping schools safe

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COVID-19 Wellbeing Guide

The COVID-19 Wellbeing Guide has been developed to provide teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand with information and resources that can help them to navigate discussions about COVID-19 with their students and the wider community and support the hauora/wellbeing of their students.

 Wellbeing guide home page

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Te Whare Tapa Wha Poster and Worksheet

Te Whare Tapa Wha poster     Te Whare Tapa Wha worksheet

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Physical Education NZ guidelines

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Government Information

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Inside Out 

Weekly wellbeing guides, school toolbox activity guide and more

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M3 Mindfulness for Children

Maori storytelling and movement tools to teach children mindfulness

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