Lower Hutt Interschool Sport Case Study Research Completed


Lower Hutt Interschool Sport Case Study

Lead Author

Georgina Duindam


Sport Wellington

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Sport Wellington


Georgina Duindam

Young Persons Advisor

Sport Wellington




Sport Wellington has recently seen the completion of a three year project undertaken by their Young Persons team, to demonstrate and facilitate the benefits of interschool sport in the Lower Hutt Southern Zone (LHSZ).

Since 2011, Sport Wellington has worked with the seven primary schools within the LHSZ – Hutt Central, Gracefield, Our Lady of the Rosary, Sacred Heart (Petone), Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa Maori, Randwick and Petone Central.

The purpose of the project was to provide advice and support to the schools sport convenors to enable sporting opportunities to continue for the children, while demonstrating the effectiveness of having a paid person in the role of LHSZ sports coordinator who could commit the time and knowledge required. For the duration of the project, Sport Wellington and LHSZ worked closely to influence the engagement of more participants in interschool sport, provide improved quality events and to develop sustainability within the administration of the zone.

Young Persons Advisor Georgina Duindam states the importance of interschool sport and says Sport Wellington wants to ensure students continue to experience the benefits of interschool sport participation. “Interschool sport provides the opportunity for children to engage with a wider group of their peers, in a greater variety of activities than one school could provide and to offer pathways for children to realise their potential in a variety of sports.

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Partnership, sustainability, sports convenors, sports coordinators, Kiwisport

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October 21, 2014

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November 5, 2014

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