Sunnydene School, Auckland

Sunnydene School, Auckland

A focus on physical exercise at Sunnydene School saw Deputy Principal Belinda Rowe approach the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation to ensure its teachers had the right level of training and tools to deliver activities.

Sixteen teachers completed a Halberg No Exceptions Training workshop to gain ideas and concepts around adaptation to supplement existing techniques and work towards a common goal within every class – to identify and remove obstacles to participation.

Halberg Disability Sport Adviser Marcus Laurie was impressed with the teachers enthusiasm and understanding of concepts which they were able to apply quickly in a practical sense.

“Completing a Halberg No Exceptions Training workshop has enabled our school to ensure that every student is involved and actively participating without being excluded because of the structure or rules of a game or activity,” says Ms Rowe.

Every Sunnydene School teacher is now applying the course learnings in their day-today teaching practice and planning.