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1 School Sport Trends - Barriers - Opportunities

2 What does Secondary School Sport look like? Over 140,000 students represented their school in sport in 2009 They were supported by more than 33,000 coaches and managers 9,000 teachers coached or managed a school sports team in % of secondary school sports teams are coached by students. Netball = 43%, Cricket = 7% The NZSS Volleyball Championships are estimated to contribute $1.8m to the economy of Palmerston North each year School sport now receives $22.6m per year in government funding - $6m primary schools, $6m secondary schools, $8.6m Regional Sports Trusts, $2m special projects

3 Some TRENDS Declining participation in secondary school sport Declining sporting leadership (coaching and managing) from teachers Students Source: NZSSSC Annual Census

4 KIWISPORT - schools are an important setting for youth sport Direct Fund Paid by MoE as part of operations grant at $ GST per Yr 9-13student (and $ GST per Yr 1-8 student where applicable) Most schools get more than previously received through Sportfit. Schools that have received less than previously and wish to retain a Sports Coordinator will be (at least) no worse by arrangement with their RST Regional Partnership Fund Delivered by RSTs based on an investment strategy developed in consultation with their community A major objective to connect the community to school sport – get the community through the school gates Non contestable - fundamental movement skills in primary schools, secondary school Sport Coordinator support Contestable components – individual and partnership projects

5 NZSSSC Sport Co-ordinator Survey 2009 Some highlights… 58% of Sports Coordinators are female 62% are part-time in the role 56% have been in the role for less than 3 years 84% have a written job description 38% do not have a formal performance appraisal 62% do not have an annual remuneration review 93% have access to professional development opportunities 81% have access to administrative support 44% are paid via a salary of those on an hourly rate, the average reported rate was $ range from $12.50 to $27.00 per hour 71% of sports coordinators have tertiary qualifications Full Summary at

6 Do our Sport & Recreation offerings still connect with youth?

7 What sporting choices are young people making? School sports with more than 1000 competitors and greater than 20% increase in playing numbers 2005 to CyclingMultisportIndoor Sport Waka AmaOrienteeringSnowsports Rugby LeagueAdventure RacingCrosscountry Smaller sports with increases over 30%: Beach VolleyballGymnasticsMotocrossWeightlifting big sports with increases: Football (12% - 23,000)Athletics (11% - 13,000)Volleyball (5%- 13,000) Source: NZSSSC Annual Census

8 CHOICE CHARACTERISED BY... Individual SportsEvent basedTrain in own time Train, compete, move on to something else Pay for Play Not committed to lengthy season NOT CHOOSINGTraditional, season based team sports

9 What do youth tell us they want from Sport & Recreation? have FUNbe with their FRIENDSdevelop SKILLS AFFORDABLEGOOD Coaches What do they see as barriers to taking part? not being fit enoughpoor coachescost feeling of not being good enoughfriends arent playing takes up too much time, have other commitments Sources: Sport Waitakere, Southland School Sport & Otago University 2009 research reports

10 Sport, Recreation & Young People Presenting existing activities differently Finding new activities for different people Todays kids search out risk, sport is a great way for them to do this Baroness Sue Campbell, Chairperson UK Sport

11 Unpacking the NZC… Vision Confident Connected Actively involved Lifelong learners Principles High expectations Learning to learn Community engagement Cultural diversity Coherence Treaty of Waitangi Inclusion Values Excellence Innovation, inquiry and curiosity Diversity Community and participation Equity Integrity Ecological sustainability Key Competencies Thinking Relating to others Participating and contributing Using language, symbols and text Managing self the NZ Curriculum… a window of opportunity for SPORT

12 WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT through focus on SPORT and PHYSICAL EDUCATION Sports Specialist schools in the UK have recorded the fastest rates of academic improvement of all UK schools for the past 4 years. Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair UK Sport & Chair Youth Sports Trust (2010) Sport and physical activity can provide a positive impact on improving: academic achievement behavioural outcomes attendance rates healthy lifestyles citizenship and social responsibility aspirations, confidence, self-esteem and pride

13 the UK.... Studies of the benefits of school sport and physical education have shown that as a result of investing in these activities: schools themselves have become happier, healthier and more successful & pupils have greater confidence and self-esteem Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (UK) PE and School Sport Report (PESS) 2007

14 and out of CANADA..... Physical Activity has positive influences on concentration, memory and classroom behaviour. Data points to a positive relationship between Physical Activity and intellectual performance. Given competent providers, Physical Activity can be added to the school curriculum by taking time from other subjects without risk of hindering student academic achievement. On the other hand, adding time to "academic" or "curricular" subjects by taking time from physical education programmes does not enhance grades in these subjects and may be detrimental to health. Physical education, physical activity, school sports and performance Trudeau & Shephard 2008 International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity

15 and from AUSTRALIA..... There is growing evidence that sport and physical education have positive influences on student achievement School sport and physical education improve students concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance Schools can lift the performance and outcomes for their students by offering programmes designed to maximise participation, enjoyment and personal reward. High performing schools utilise school sport and physical education programs to help motivate students and support learners in their academic work. Improving School Sport and Physical Education in your School Dept of Education & Early Childhood development (Victoria)

16 and in NZ Sport has been left out of the discussion in formulating the NZ curriculum Schools are not seeing sport in the context of the NZ curriculum No School Sport personnel at Ministry of Education seen as resourcing responsibility only – kiwisport direct funding Kiwisport direct funding has low accountability in terms of reporting increased disconnection between school sport and PE minimal training for students at primary teachers colleges

17 Sport and physical education in schools is not just a nice to do......it is a need to do Need for an evidence base to support the notion of WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT through focus on SPORT and PHYSICAL EDUCATION


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