For Schools

We have lots to offer our local Hutt City schools - active events, programmes, sports gear to hire or general support with sport and recreation at your school. Let us know how we can help you!


Check out our projects below and get your school active!

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Yoga for Schools

We're bringing yoga and mindfulness to the classroom! School-based yoga offers many benefits to children and teachers including positive effects on student learning, behaviour, health and well-being. This programme includes:

  • 16 x 45 minute yoga sessions (Years 4-8)

  • 2 x 60 minute PD sessions for teachers

  • Unit plan and lesson plans (Level 2/3)

  • Resources for teachers and students.

Want to know more? Request an Information Pack for your school. 

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Pukutakaro

Hutt City Councils Active in the Hutt team recognise the value of play in both improving physical activity and the overall wellbeing of the community. We appreciate play as the cornerstone of physical literacy.

 

Pukutakaro is a program designed to grow the amount of active play that our tamariki enjoy outside of classroom hours.

Pukutakaro is free and consists of a van full of ‘big ticket’ sports gear and other ‘wow’ items that our young people might typically not get the opportunity to play with. Our Pukutakaro programme is Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Funded and is descending on schools in our city in 2021! 

In 2020, we embarked on a research project, to understand the impact of our program on tamariki.

Read the Year One Pukutakaro Report here. 

 

Up & Coming Events for Schools

 

Hutt City Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 

2022 Date TBC

Is your school entering the Kids TRYathlon?

Each year, in partnership with the Weetbix Foundation we support 10 schools to participate through the Access Program!

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Build & Play Trailer

You can hire out the CK & Co Realty Build & Play Trailer! This is engaging construction play that offers tamariki opportunities for free, creative (and occasionally risky) play.

 

The trailer is full of tools including saws, hammers, hand drills, and materials students can use to create and play such as timber, PVC pipes and recycled items.


To book the trailer, contact us.

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Sport + Play Trailer

Interested in using a trailer full of sports gear and play equipment? Hire out our Sport + Play trailer to encourage playfulness and get your group moving!


This trailer is great for schools, community groups or events and includes bats, balls, nets, hoops and more.


To book the trailer, contact us.

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Lower Hutt Primary Schools Sports Association

Our team partner & work closely with LHPSSA, an organisation who promote, facilitate and support quality school sport, recreation & physical literacy opportunities.

 

LHPSSA host 20 primary school sport and active events per year - providing opportunities for tamariki to  participate in a range activities!

To see what events are coming up visit the website! 

“Students are more calm in the classroom and my anxious students are feeling more confident. Students are now using breathing techniques to deal with issues. Yoga for Schools is also helping their social and academic needs. ”

- Avalon Intermediate School Teacher, Yoga for Schools

"My class and I loved the Build & Play trailer! Some of our kids have never used tools before. It was great seeing them so keen to work outside their comfort zone and all the different ideas created."

- Tawhai School Year 7 Teacher, Build & Play Trailer

“Yoga for Schools is fun because of all the different poses we learnt. I showed my mum how to do them! Yoga makes it better to concentrate and makes me feel calm when I feel angry or sad. I can now run faster too! ”

- Avalon Intermediate Year 7 Student, Yoga for Schools

"Everyone was playing! All ages all together and helping each other. Communication between peers was awesome!

- Lower Hutt Primary School Teacher, Pukutakaro

 
 
 

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