Mr James M McIntyre

Bachelor of Education; Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning; Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management; Master of Professional Studies (Education) 1st Class Honours

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


I am a PE Mentor working on the Play.Sport project in conjuction with Team Solutions and Sport New Zealand. 

I trained at the University of Canterbury and the Christchurch College of Education. I moved to Auckland after graduation and a few years later married a local girl and have been up here ever since. I have spent the last 13 years teaching in the secondary sector, boys' school specifically. 

Studying for my Masters resulted in a newfound enthusiasm for the Health & PE curriculum and for making positive experiences in physical activity for everyone.  I have really enjoyed moving into the primary space with Play.Sport and have learned so much already from primary teachers. I am enjoying being part of a great team and the challenge to influence teaching practice.

Research | Current

Published article in July 2016 PENZ journal looking at the research I did for my Masters Disseration on Secondary HPE teachers understanding and implementation of the New Zealand HPE Curriculum.

Teaching | Current

My secondary teaching experience included teaching not only Health and PE but Outdoor Education and some English. During this time, I was heavily involved in programme development and senior assessment in PE and Outdoor Education. I also gained a lot of experience from coaching and administering sports at a school level including: touch, rugby, basketball, volleyball, athletics and cricket.

Areas of expertise

Socially Critical Pedagogy in the New Zealand Health and Physical Education Curriculum. 

Contact details

Alternative contact

027 4066258

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 112
New Zealand