Physical Activity Activators
Introducing Selwyn’s Physical Activity Activators
We are excited to introduce our four Activators charged with enhancing the physical activity opportunities in and for the Selwyn District. You will get to meet them through their direct involvement with your local school.
Our Activators are involved in many initiatives throughout the district. Some of which are listed below, follow any hyperlinks for specific information;
PALs (check out our weebly here), Sports Spectaculars, Winter and Summer Sport, Fundamental Sports Spectaculars, Teacher PD sessions.
Meet the Team
Amy has grown up in the Selwyn District. She completed a degree in Sport Coaching at the University of Canterbury. After leaving University she worked for Canterbury Netball and the Tactix for 5 years before moving onto Athletics New Zealand as their Coaching Manager. Last year she worked at Clearview Primary School as their KiwiSport Coordinator.
In her personal time, Amy is a mother of two and wife. She has been heavily involved in sport as an athlete and as a coach. She has coached Netball (working for Canterbury Netball), as well as Athletics and Touch at a Primary and Secondary school level. She has also been a National and International representative in these sports. She has a passion for water skiing and any spare time you will find her and the family skiing in Akaroa.
Program Development Focus, as well as two Selwyn Central Zone schools – Clearview School & Rolleston College.
Kate is a keen Southlander, she grew up in the South where wet weather and postponed sport days were never an issue (I wish).
Kate has played many sports in her time, badminton being her chosen field where she represented Southland for many years.
After spending five years at Otago University where she attained two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Activity, she then worked at a Southland Sports Trust for the better part of three years. During this time Kate continued her studies to become an NZ Registered Nutritionist.
Contributing to the wellbeing of others is where Kate thrives. Activity and good nutrition are the foundations of healthy, happy children, families and communities and so this is where Kate has chosen to put her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion into use.
Selwyn Central Zone schools – Burnham School, Lemonwood Grove School, Rolleston School, Rolleston Christian School, Templeton School, Weedons School, West Melton School and West Rolleston School.
Like many other Kiwi children, Jono developed an absolute love for all things sport in his early school days. He played anything he could. As he got older and decided to specialise he focussed on rugby and continues to play ice hockey now.
Following school Jono discovered a passion for helping others succeed. With this in mind he studied a Bachelor of Sport Coaching and began his journey as a coach. Though rugby is his main code as a coach he has experience in coaching many other sports, including swimming and hockey.
Jono is passionate about creating opportunities for children to experience sport to the max and simply enjoy play. His desire is to see all Kiwi kids leave school having developed a love for physical activity and positive learning experiences from sport, just as he had.
Lincoln Zone schools – Broadfield School, Halswell School, Ladbrooks School, Lincoln School, Prebbleton School, Springston School and Tai Tapu School.
Jayde grew up in the adventure mecca of Wanaka which provided great access to the outdoors. Of particular interest to her was skiing and horse riding, while a general love for the outdoors also developed. She followed this love for skiing and spent a winter in Canada, becoming a level two ski instructor before moving back to NZ and the Selwyn District.
Jayde has two young children and with her degree in early childhood has been working in the Darfield community. She is also the organiser of Malvern Road Runners. Jayde is passionate about children’s physical development and participation in a variety of physical activities.
Malvern Zone schools – Darfield Primary School, Darfield High School, Glentunnel School, Greendale School, Hororata School, Kirwee Model School, Sheffield Contributing School, Springfield School, Windwhistle School