Welcome to Postgate School

Health Survey 2016

 Dear Parents/Caregivers

At least every two years, under Section 60B of the Education Act 1989 (as amended in 2001), Boards of Trustees are required to produce a written statement about how the school will implement Health Education, inform the school community about the content of the Health Education components of the curriculum, and consult with members of the school community regarding the way in which the school should implement Health Education.

The process of this consultation requires information on the proposed Health Education programme being presented to the school community, providing an opportunity for the school community to comment, then comments being considered before confirming the Health Education programme.

Please click HERE for our Health Community Survey.  Hard copies are available from the school office or can be found in our Whanau Room (Staffroom)

Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum

Health and physical education is one of the eight essential learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum. Furthermore, it is a compulsory subject until the end of year ten.

Although there are seven key areas of learning in the Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum, the four areas specifically covered in Health education are:

  • mental health

  • food and nutrition

  • body care and physical safety

  • sexuality education

For more detailed information on Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum please visit:

Health Education needs of students at Postgate School.

In general terms we believe that the overall health of our students is very good because of school programmes and the environment that we live in. The fitness levels of the students are pleasing. Students generally have nourishing food to eat and healthy lunches and snacks are brought to school. Our students relate well to each other and value themselves. The senior students mix with the younger students in a range of ways which creates a family type environment within the school.

Programmes and programme implementation

Please click HERE to see an overview of the health programmes we provide.

The school uses a range of programmes to teach heath such as Kia Kaha (anti bullying) and Dare. The DARE programme develops skills in decision-making, assertiveness, responsibility and esteem to enable them to make informed and supported choices in life. Keep Ourselves Safe is run every two years in the junior area of the school. To view the programme please click HERE.  

The Year 7 & 8's Sexuality Education focuses on Pubertal Change. For the full programme please click HERE

All other health programmes are either taught as units of work or incorporated into physical education lessons.

If you have any comments, feedback, suggestions or queries we would be pleased to hear them.

Thank you for your time.


Term 3 2016: Reading Together, ArtSplash, Senior Formal,Sports Festival Yr 5-8,Family Merit Assembly, Term 3 Testing.