PARKOUR IN SCHOOLS
Parkour is a perfect fit for the New Zealand Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum. As a diverse and holistic practice, parkour can be valauble for all four HPE strands - Personal health and physical development, Movement concepts and motor skills, Relationships with other people, and
Healthy communities and environments.
NZ Parkour has been working with secondary schools for 8 years and can help your school with the following opportunities:
- Parkour in PE at secondary schools
- Parkour workshops at primary and intermediate
- One-off workshops (on or off school property)
- Staff professional development
- School parkour clubs
Our main coaching team is based in Hamilton and services schools in the Waikato region, but we are able to travel further afield and do have other coaching staff with varying availability throughout the country. Let us know how we can help!
Junior Parkour Unit Framework
We have developed a Unit Framework for physical education in junior PE. The framework covers achievement objectives, learning outcomes, key competencies, success criteria, rubrics, as well as a brief course content overview. Download the Junior Parkour Unit.
NOTE: It is not recommended for schools to undertake parkour without the support of an NZ Parkour or other qualified parkour coach.
Senior Parkour Assessment Resources
We are in the process of finalising assessment resources for use in years 11 – 13. Ask us about parkour in the senior years.
School Parkour Club Resource
Schools are often excellent training grounds for parkour, but it is important for staff and students alike to work together in order to ensure that the students and the school are in agreement on how parkour is or is not to be trained on schools grounds. This resource covers all the ins and outs of parkour training outside of class time and can be used by students or staff to create a parkour club at school. Download the club resource.