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Year 13 Physical Activity and Leisure and Rutherford Primary Coaching Project

The Year 13 Physical Activity and Leisure (13PAL) class has just finished a coaching unit with the Year 5 and 6 Rutherford Primary School students.

The program met the needs of both rōpū with the Year 13 tauira learning the basics of Coaching and the Rutherford Primary tauira getting some input in a Tuakana- Tēina model through the Coaching Program.

The coaching happened over 4 sessions where our tauira taught the younger students the basics of Turbo Touch. The kaupapa was twofold- to ready the students for a Turbo Touch mini tournament but more importantly teach the Tēina the importance of fairplay principles and the characteristics that make a good team mate.

I am proud of the 13 PAL students; they prepared well, reflected well and delivered some very good sessions that benefited the Rutherford Primary School students. Likewise I am very proud of the way the Rutherford Students conducted themselves and we noticed a group that supported each other and used the fairplay principles very well.

This relationship should continue and we look forward to working with Rutherford Primary in 2019. Ngā mihi nui to the Rutherford Primary Teachers that run their sports program, especially Mr O’Leary who organised the students and brought them over every week.

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