Our Resources

We believe that it is best practice to use games to teach and improve physical abilities in tamariki. It's also a lot of fun!

Activator Game Cards

Suitable for all year groups

This is your one stop shop for quick and easy activities to get your tamariki outside and having fun! These cards are broken down into themed content sections to allow for easy planning. 

Run, Jump & Throw Resource

Suitable for Years 1 - 4

Run, Jump, Throw is an alternative approach to teaching athletics based skills. We believe that using games to teach and improve fundamental abilities such as running, jumping, and throwing is best practice. This resource provides a few fun activities that your tamariki will love! 

Fundamental Movement Resource 

Suitable for Years 1-4

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are physical skills that are essential for a tamariki's physical development. This resource uses fun games that expose and develop certain aspects of FMS.

Cross Country Activites

Suitable for Year 5-8 

The activities in this resource can help your tamariki prepare for Cross Country by playing fun running games.

Modified Cross Country 

Suitable for all year groups 

We know that Cross Country can be one of the most daunting days in the school calendar for our tamariki. That is why we have designed this Modified Cross Country event to keep your tamariki motivated, engaged and having fun whilst partcipating in Cross Country.

Athletics Activities

Suitable for all year groups 

These fun game based activities encompase the same movements and skills tamariki need for athelticis. 

Key Documents & Research

The Trust is guided by ongoing ' best practice' research. We are highly innovative with a focus on creating programmes and events that focus on tamariki and rangatahi, but also connect the wider community.

The Trust is guided by 'participation over competition', embracing the philosophy of 'balance is better' and building active recreation opportunities for life.

There is also a strong emphasis on building leadership capability; particularly amongst kura and schools (teachers, tamariki and rangatahi).

Kura Activator Review (2022) & Vision 2023

This document outlines how we have responded to the number of recommendations following on from the Activator Programme review outlined above. This summarise how the programme will be delivered in kura for 2023.

Positive Youth Development in Aotearoa Framework

This Positive Youth Development in Aotearoa (PYDA) framework seeks to explore how to apply PYD principles to any work with or for young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Inherent to the PYDA are the guiding principles of the foundation document of Aotearoa, Te Tiriti o Waitangi which is enshrined and protected in international and domestic law.

Youth Voice In Active Recreation & Sport (NZ) Guidelines

Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa believes physical activity can play a vital role in creating better outcomes for rangatahi in Aotearoa. There is an opportunity for young people to have more agency in shaping these outcomes. As we develop the sport and active recreation system to meet the needs of rangatahi, it’s essential that we listen to young voices.