The Activator Programme has been improved to provide staff, school and tamariki with more value and support. This value and support comes in the form of multiple new initiatives that will be offered by our Activators. These initiatives have been designed with the intention of supporting staff and creating a positive physical activity culture within our invested schools and kura.
Underpinning this overarching change will be outcomes that are focused on supporting the teachers within our invested Selwyn schools and kura to deliver quality physical activity experiences for their tamariki. This will align with national and local guidelines for best practice in physical activity. Providing our tamariki with a positive experience is at the forefront of programme planning and delivery.
There are a number of important insights from research undertaken by Sport New Zealand. These insights, along with ten years of programme delivery experience by the Selwyn Sports Trust, will form a critical part of the changes to the programme.
"To support all schools and kura within Selwyn to embrace the holistic values of physical activity to improve the wellbeing of their tamariki"
Our Activators are delivering new roles within the Activator Programme for 2023. Each school and kura will have a dedicated Activator who is the key support person for anything the school need related to physical activity and the Selwyn Sports Trust.
In addition, each Activator is a "Subject Matter Expert" within their role. This means that they will be able to share their knowledge with the entire Activator staff and also support each of our Invested Schools with anything regarding their area of expertise:
Our Wāhine Activator is responsible for creating positive change and providing new positive physical activity experiences for young wāhine in our invested schools and kura.
Our PLD Activator is responsible for the planning and implementation of numerous PLD workshops (both in school and inter-school) available to all staff of a school or kura who invests in the Activator Programme.
Our Tākaro Activator is responsible for creating an access point for everyone into te ao Māori, particularly for Māori to be connected to their culture through taonga tākaro and Kī-o-Rahi. Helping to strengthen hauora amongst Selwyn whānau.
Doug McSweeney (General Manager)
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