Tauhara College

Physical Education


The Physical Education Faculty has its focus on hauora, of the overall development and well-being of the student.  This encompasses the physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being of our teaching, in the physical, health and outdoor media. 

At junior level, learning is achieved through movement, skills, developing relationships and problem solving activities. 

At senior level, the focus is on providing knowledge, skills and understanding for possible career pathways.

Subjects and Levels Taught 
Sports Science Years 9-13
Outdoor Education Years 9-10
Health Years 9-10
Faculty Staff
Mr Shanan Harrington Head of Faculty, Years 9-13, TIC Outdoor Education
Mrs Jenny Harrington Teacher in Charge of Health, Yrs 9-12, PPS, Yr13 Dean
Mr Brett Weber Physical Education
Mrs Roxane Collins Physical Education
Mr Kieran Te Kurapa Physical Education
Ms Nikki Renowden Physical Education

Career Pathways
Graduates of Physical Education have a variety of career paths to choose from.  These are from any physical environment, such as the fire services, defence forces, police to professional employment as physiotherapists, teachers and sports related fields.

Sporting Stars include:

Bevan Docherty Olympic Triathlon Medalist
Fiona Docherty International Triathlon/Duathlon Competitor
Melina Hamilton International Polevault Competitor
Dion Waller All Black

Special Activities
The calendar is full of events and activities which students participate in, from inter-canoe sports to regular sporting games, with a large variety of individual and team sports to choose from.  Students also have the opportunity to represent their sport at regional, national and international level.