The first section of this document will give you some information about CTK’s health programmes and the second section will give you an opportunity to give us feedback or to make comment on our delivery of the health curriculum.
"This learning area makes a significant contribution to the well-being of students beyond the classroom, particularly when it is supported by school policies and procedures and by the actions of all people in the school community.
In health education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups and society: lifestyle, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors. Students develop competencies for mental wellness, reproductive health and positive sexuality, and safety management, and they develop understandings of nutritional needs. Students build resilience through strengthening their personal identity and sense of self-worth, through managing change and loss, and through engaging in processes for responsible decision making. They learn to demonstrate empathy, and they develop skills that enhance relationships. Students use these skills and understandings to take critical action to promote personal, interpersonal, and societal well-being".
Ministry of Education. 2007. The New Zealand Curriculum.
OUR HEALTH CURRICULUMAt Christ the King Catholic School all teaching and learning in the area of health education takes place in the context of the values and teachings of our Catholic faith. The key areas of learning are covered at our school in a number of ways:
1. Through our Religious Education and school values programmes such as MYSELF and OTHERS2. As an integral part of our termly Rich Concepts, e.g. IDENTITY/ COMMUNITY/ RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES3. Through the Life Education classroom (on-site every two years)4. As part of special focus units such as the Safe Walking, DARE and Get Firewise programmes facilitated by Police and Fire Service educators5. Through age appropriate classroom programmes such as the NEST Puberty changes programme (on-site every two years)6. FIRST AID training for Year 5-8 students7. As a result of situations that arise, e.g. playground disputes, questions raised in classrooms8. CYBERSAFE and CYBERSMART Curriculum9. SWIS programmes focused on positive leadership and developing positive self-esteem10. KIDSCAN involvement11. Milk in Schools programme12. KIWISPORT and classroom PE programmes