Manurewa West Primary School is a Health Promoting School. Our Health Education is based on the New Zealand Curriculum and is in keeping with the school’s charter and values. The key drivers of the programme is to build knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to maintain and enhance hauora/well-being. Students are supported to recognise factors that affect well-being and are given opportunities to learn/ take action to promote their own and others’ well-being. In delivering Health Education, Manurewa West Primary School staff work collaboratively with a range of Community Health Providers to implement a range of appropriate teaching strategies and learning activities that engage students and enable development of the key competencies, school values and a strong cultural identity.
Manurewa West Primary School employs a full time PE teacher/coach who teaches every class PE each week. Students who represent the school in inter-school sports across a range of codes work with the Coach to further develop their skills and strategies. Students who demonstrate outstanding skills in sport can join the Sports Academy Team for extension coaching. The school is well resourced with sporting facilities and sports equipment.