WaterSafe Auckland is pleased to support the Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan (GAAAP) with Professional Learning and Development for aquatic education. We have received a funding contract to deliver PLD, promote partner resources and programmes, and revise the Integrated Aquatic Pathway (IAP). Listed below are some of the aquatic education programmes and resources available to support GAAAP. Contact details are included or just click on the logo.
Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation
The Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan (GAAAP) is a collaborative project that coordinates professionally delivered swimming lessons to primary school children in the greater Auckland region, ensuring the development of fundamental swimming and water safety skills. GAAAP targets schools in decile 1 to 6, and children in years 3 to 6.
Contact: Andrew Tara | P 09 623 7656 or 021 211 4186 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
WaterSafe Auckland supports GAAAP by delivery of Professional Learning and Development (PLD). We have a team of experienced, registered teachers to supporting learning and teaching in the following key areas:
Contact: Lynley Stewart | P 09 306 0809 or 027 846 6381 | E email@example.com
Swimming New Zealand (SNZ)
Swimming New Zealand Education Advisers are available to provide training and resources around the Kiwi Swim Safe programme which can designed to meet school and teachers’ specific needs including:
Surf Life Saving
Coastguard Boating Education
The Safe Boating Programme provides a practical in-water experience for both swimmers and non-swimmers. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to keep them safe when boating.
New Zealand Underwater
Mini Dippers provides a practical in-water experience for swimmers. Participants gain the skills and confidence to keep them safe when snorkelling. A new way of delivering this programme is currently being trialled in Counties Manukau.
WSNZ – River Safe
Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) in conjunction with the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and a select working group have developed a River Safe DVD and teacher tool kit. The key concept behind the resource is ‘Enjoying a positive experience in and around rivers’. The knowledge and resources will equip teachers to theoretically and practically prepare students for any school river based outdoor excursion.
Surfing New Zealand
Surfing New Zealand has developed a Learn To Surf Programme which aims to give primary and intermediate school children the chance to learn surfing and surf safety under the guidance of professional surf instructors in a safe and user friendly environment.The programme includes teacher development with an International Surfing Association (ISA) Level One Coaching Certificate which allows teachers to continue the surfing programmes
within their schools.
Contact: Lee Ryan (Development Manager) | P 021 116 0160 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
NZ Sport Fishing Council – Hiwi the Kiwi
The Hiwi the Kiwi programme teaches sustainability of kai moana, water safety as it pertains to boats and encourages literacy through a writing competition. Mark de Lacy aka ‘The Minstrel’ and Hiwi the Kiwi present a show supported by professionally written teaching resource material.