October 13 2016:

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural student essay competition.  We had only three entries and each student won a monetary prize.

First place ($300): Anahita, Mount Albert Grammar School

Second place ($150): Helen, Rutherford College

Third place ($50):  Eden, Buller High School.


About NZHEA: 

The New Zealand Health Education Association (NZHEA) is a professional non-profit organisation and incorporated society that has been supporting the teaching of Health Education in New Zealand schools for over 20 years.  The NZHEA is managed by an Executive Committee, who meet at least three times per year and is made up of elected representatives from the North and South Islands.

Vision: Quality Health Education is an integral part of young people’s learning, development and achievement.

Mission Statement: NZHEA is a community of professionals that operates with excellence, connectedness and leadership to support Health Education.


  • Learning/ako: Members provide and promote opportunities for all educators and learners to achieve in Health Education.
  • Whanaungatanga: Members collaborate with each other and other organisations to share and develop relationships.
  • Leadership/pono: Members advocate for, inspire, and empower educators and learners to support well-being.

For more information, members can access our current strategic plan here