2014 will be an exciting year, with three Games to look forward to:
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: 7–23 February, 2014
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: 23 July–3 August, 2014
Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games: 16–28 August, 2014
London 2012 Teaching Resources
In 2012, the focus of the world was on London for the very exciting Olympic Games.
New Zealand sent a team of around 200 athletes, to compete in 17 of the 26 sports. We won our 100th Olympic Medal at this Olympic Games and were proud of New Zealands' strong support of our team as they made us proud in their pursuit of excellence.
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
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 was displayed in the NZ Olympic Team quarters in the Olympic village, throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the competition. There were plenty of great designs supporting our team.