☆ ABOUT US ☆
Active Sparks has been establish to provide children, parents, teachers and coaches with a positive, fun and educational active learning environment. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to participate in high quality physical lessons that not only help develop them physically but also holistically, with a focus on growing children's confidence, social skills and mental well-being.
‘All Involved, All The Time’ - we strongly believe that every student in our programmes should be constantly involved and engaged. Game-based learning is where it is at! Small-sided games and lots of contact with equipment! Kids should learn through play and have the opportunity to experience different sports and activities in order for them to discover their own interests and strengths. If we get the 'fundamental's right, kids will be confident and competent to get involved in activity and sports for LIFE!
JANNA MCLEAN (Director of ACTIVE SPARKS)
My vision is simple:
"kids having fun, learning new skills and sparking with confidence!"
As a mum of 3 active boys, a previous Director of Sport/Head of Physical Education, as well as Physical Skills Educator (Sport Bay of Plenty), I am passionate about ensuring young children's fundamental skills are developed properly and have seen a really need for education (with teachers and children) within the pre-school and primary school level. It is this reason that I founded Active Sparks.
I have designed these programmes based on research and past experiences. These programmes are child-centred, educational and most importantly fun! I want to share my knowledge and skills with children, parents and teachers and spark everyone's enthusiasm for being active!
Bachelor of Physical Education, Otago University (2002)
Diploma of Teaching and Learning, Christchurch College of Education (2003)
Director of Sport and Head of Physical Education, Stephen Perse Foundation (2009-2012)
Go4It Physical Skills Advisor, Sport Bay of Plenty (2016)
Subject Advisor for Physical Education NZ -PENZ (2018)
KYLE MCLEAN (Director of THRIVING KIWI COACHES)
Kyle was a primary and secondary teacher for 10 years. He has over 20 years of coaching experience, working with organisations including Bay of Plenty Rugby. He is currently working with New Zealand Rugby and Sport NZ in a Coaching and Sport Advisory role. Kyle is at the forefront of 21st century coaching, currently completing his Masters in Coaching. He is leading the coaching team to provide an outstanding experience for all participants!
THRIVING KIWI COACHES - COACHING TEAM