The success of our athletes at the Olympic Games makes us proud to be New Zealanders.

Beyond the Olympic Games is the Olympic Movement – one of the most powerful in the world. This movement inspires excellence, celebrates achievement and promotes international understanding.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is responsible for this movement in New Zealand and for selecting, organising and leading teams to Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Through the Olympic Movement and our international connections the New Zealand Olympic Committee delivers value and leadership. Our commitment to our partnerships with High Performance Sport New Zealand, Sport New Zealand and the National Sport Organisations maximises our athletes’ success on the world’s stage.


The NZOC Board is seeking to recruit and appoint two suitably qualified and experienced people to its Olympic Education Commission for the period July 2016 – June 2019.

The Olympic Education Commission has been established to advise the NZOC Board on development strategies to promote Olympism, in particular:

Inspiring young New Zealanders to explore, engage with and model the Olympic Values through participation in sport and the celebration of the Olympic Games.

The specific functions and responsibilities of the Education Commission are to contribute to the development of the NZOC strategic plan in terms of education and advise on the development of a detailed four yearly and annual education plans, which align with the NZOC strategic plan. The Olympic Education Commission Terms of Reference are attached for your information.

In appointing the Selection Panel, the NZOC Board shall consider individuals with the following skills and attributes:

- Appropriate qualifications, experience and knowledge of education in New Zealand (particularly in a primary school and an e-learning context);

- Experience and knowledge of sport, physical activity and movement and pedagogy related to physical education and/or coaching;

- An understanding of the sociological significance of Olympism and Olympic Values Education in physical education teaching and learning; and

- Significant experience in the New Zealand curriculum.

Experience in the Maori/Pasifika learning environment is preferred but not essential.

The NZOC is looking for Expressions of Interest from candidates who demonstrate the above attributes and do not have conflicts of interest which might impact on their ability to perform this role.

Note the role is a voluntary one. Expenses incurred are covered as per the NZOC Policies and Procedures.  Typically the Olympic Education Commission meets 3 times a year. 

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should complete an application by 5pm, 22 May 2015 either by mail (NZOC, PO Box 37-774, Parnell, Auckland 1151) or electronically to In doing so candidates must complete the application form and outline relevant experience, skills and attributes as noted in this document.

OEC Application Form

Olympic Education Commission Terms of Reference

Enquiries please email Tara Pryor - .