Physical Education (P.E.) and Health are an integral part of the unique school culture here at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.
We run a strong P.E. curriculum that provides opportunities for everyone. In P.E. sessions, skills are taught through the inclusion of minor games. Students are then able to transfer these skills to major sporting disciplines. For some, this may include a range of Regional Zone Days.
All classes have timetabled opportunities to participate in a plethora of physical activities, some of which involve outside providers. This encourages a sense of belonging and is one stepping-stone to developing positive social behaviours in a competitive context.
In Health Education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of the individual, groups and society at large. T.N.I.S. caters for the emerging adolescent through programmes such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Skills For Adolescence and The Positive Puberty Unit.
Our combined P.E. and Health programme encourages students to make on-going healthy, informed choices that will enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Our major class E.O.T.C. trips to Waiheke Island (Year 8) and Motutapu Island (Year 7) are two examples of this.