MMI Health

Health Education Curriculum Review
​Mount Maunganui Intermediate School 2023

Section 60B of the Education Act 1989, as amended by the Education Standards Act 2001, requires the Board of Trustees to produce a written statement, following consultation with the school’s community, about how the school will implement health education once every two years. 

Draft Health Education Curriculum Statement 2023 for Mount Maunganui Intermediate
Mount Maunganui Intermediate provides a nurturing, child-friendly environment where students feel safe, supported and secure.  Students are provided with opportunities that promote a sense of self-value and worth. Students develop competencies for; mental wellness, reproductive health, nutritional needs, safety management and positive sexuality. Students build resilience through strengthening their personal identity and sense of self while engaging in processes advocating 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. 

Programme Implementation
Health and Physical Education are linked in one curriculum document.  

The NZC four main strands for Health and Physical EducationThe NZC outlines the seven key learning areasCurriculum delivery at Mount Maunganui Intermediate is also underpinned by the five Key Competencies
·   Personal Health and Physical Development·   Movement concepts and motor skills·   Relationships with other people·   Healthy communities and environment·   Mental health·   Sexuality education·   Food and nutrition·   Body care and physical  safety·   Sports studies·   Outdoor education·   Physical safety·   Managing self·   Relating to others·   Participating and contributing·   Thinking·   Using language, symbols and text

Of the seven key learning areas outlined above, there are four learning areas related to Health. Below is an outline of what is covered at Mount Maunganui Intermediate, and the units of work that we provide to teach the main concepts

 Key Learning AreaClarification and Possible Programme ContentOpportunities to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to:MMI units of work and implementation
 Mental HealthStrengthen personal identityEnhance a sense of self-worth – resilience, Develop effective relationships with othersKiwi Can – Values based lessons once a week from an external provider. Teaches integrity, respect and resilience
Your Happy Place – A positive wellbeing tool which teachers spend 10-15mins doing with their class 3 times a week.
Hauora and Identity Health Unit
 Sexuality EducationUnderstand physical and emotional changes at pubertyTake care of their sexual healthEnhance their personal and interpersonal skills now and in the future.Positive attitudes towards sexualityGrowing and Changing Health Unit – Pubertal changes, getting to know the reproductive systems, consent, conception, contraception
Relationships, Bullying (Sexuality and Gender) Health Unit
 Food and NutritionMake informed decisions about foodMake informed choices that will contribute to their own well-being and that of other peopleFood Technology
Looking After Our Bodies Health Unit – Anatomy, Nutrition, Drugs & Alcohol 
 Body Care and Physical SafetyUnderstand personal body careRecognise and adopt safe practices in relation to hazards in the environmentGrowing and Changing Health Unit
EOTC – Education Outside the Classroom
Swimming Safety
Keeping Ourselves Safe Health Unit – Listening to our feelings, Social Media and cyberbullying

We invite your feedback and suggestions in regards to our Draft Health Curriculum Statement, please fill in the Google form below with your thoughts and ideas.

Community Consultation Feedback: (Link to Google Form) – to be updated

Below is the Ministry of Education curriculum outline for teaching ‘Relationships and Sexuality Education’ at Intermediate Schools.

June 2024