Physical Education (P.E.) and Health 

The P.E. and Health programmes at Tarawera High School aim to provide all students, from Year 7 through to Year 13, the opportunity to develop and improve their knowledge and skill in a variety of activities; such as strategies and tactics, sports, adventure-based learning, health, modified games, social responsibility, defence force, personal fitness, leadership, teamwork and sports. Students will gain the education needed to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, both now and in the future. 

Students have the opportunity to use the Junior P.E. and Health courses as a stepping-stone to the Senior Sports Performance courses. The Senior courses help students to further develop their skills in the sport area, with programmes including Outdoor Education, Health, Sport Performance, and Defence.


Tarawera High School prides itself on its sporting achievements. We have a variety of different codes to complement our student’s academic studies. There are traditional sports such as athletics, rugby, netball, soccer, basketball and volleyball, alongside rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, golf, waka-ama, touch, multisport and badminton, as examples of the many sporting opportunities for students. 

Our sporting opportunities suit all abilities and ages from Year 7 through to Year 13 and combined with their academic success students will become actively involved, confident and connected graduates of Tarawera High School.