Community links and partnerships

The school community involves more than just students and teachers; it encompasses anyone involved with the school or its members.  For example, family/whanau, local store owners, equipment providers, cleaners and bus drivers to name a few.  Ensuring that your wider school community members feel a part of the school and support your initiatives is important. 

With regards to physical activity, positive changes in behaviour are far more likely when a student goes home to a family that supports physical activity, or to a community with safe areas for recreation.  The links below provide information on how to work with your wider school community to improve physical activity.

For sustainable change, it is also important to embed physical activity messages and practices into Curriculum, teaching and learning and School organisation and ethos

To see examples of schools supporting physical activity, check out our case studies section and be sure to look through our resources for links to free toolkits, posters, books and other information to support your physical activity programme.

Page updated 12 Nov 2019