Tips from Ms Jessica Moed - Junior School Sport and PE teacher Newhaven College.
Within the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Region Newhaven College had the highest number of participants for 2019 and was rated as a top school in this area by Active April.
Why does your school participate in Active April?
Newhaven College is working towards building a culture amongst our school whereby students and their family’s value physical activity and incorporate it into their lifestyle. We hope thereby then students can make connections between their learnings in Health and PE within school and apply this to their interests and activities that they involved themselves out of school.
How did you get so many students to register and make sure parents were aware of Active April and Team ID?
All families were sent the schools login details to join Active April with information about the program was sent home with students and then promoted within school by classroom and our
PE teachers. We also recognised the efforts of students in the Junior School assembly awarding prizes to students who have made significant effort to incorporate physical activity into their everyday lifestyle.
What are the benefits to students and staff of participating in Active April?
The benefits for students included increased family activity time, increase in the uptake of students in local sporting clubs and increased student pride when sharing their activities after school. In addition, there was an increase in the number of students using active transport methods to school which helped to reduce congestion amongst the school.
Any tips for other teachers hoping to get their school involved this year?
Prizes and a photo board to help promote!
What is your favourite Active April activity? (personally & to do with the kids at school)
I am loving yoga and running at the moment. Love playing any games where I can win against the kids!