This year the focus of the world will be on London for what is going to be a very exciting Olympic Games.
London 2012 will be the hottest topic of discussion in 2012 and there are many ways for your class and school to be involved.
New Zealand will be sending a team of around 200 athletes, to compete in 17 of the 26 sports. We are hoping to win our 100th Olympic Medal at this Olympic Games and we want to encourage all New Zealanders to support our team as they make us proud in their pursuit of excellence.
London 2012 Teaching Resources
The ebooks London 2012 – Primary and London 2012 - Secondary can be used to explore and engage with the London 2012 Olympic Games. These cross curricula resources describe the history of the Olympic Games, how London is preparing to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and the success of New Zealand athletes at previous Olympic Games.
London 2012 Education Resources
Here are some comprehensive teaching notes to support you to use the ebooks to explore the New Zealand Curriuclum level 3-4 achievement objectives in English, Health and Physical Education and Social Sciences. The ebooks can be used with levels other than 3-4. You are encouraged to adapt the learning experiences to suit the specific needs of your students.
Teachers Notes - London 2012 Resources
More factsheets and worksheets will be added here during Term 2 and 3 to help your students in their enquiry into the London 2012 Olympic Games.
London 2012 Activity Sheets and Athlete profiles
These activity sheets are a fun and engaging way to learn about the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Find out where Mahe Drysdale got his first name from, What does Sarah Walker put on her toast? What is Ali Shanks training regime? Your students can learn lots of interesting facts about some of our Olympic Athletes through their profiles.
Banner Artwork Competition
Congratulations to Room 10, Firth Primary School, the winners of the London 2012 Banner Artwork competition. Their banner is now on display in the NZ Olympic Team quarters in the Olympic village, awaiting the arrival of the athletes.
Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the competition. There were plenty of great designs supporting our team.
Get Set Go Global
The London 2012 International Education Programme offers learning resources about the London 2012 Games for a global audience. They are another helpful source of information for your students.