Live Life Well @ School 

Live Life Well @ School is a long-term program that aims to get more students, more active, more often, as well as focusing on healthy eating habits.​



Implementation Support

Schools in the Northern Sydney Local Health District that join Live Life Well @ School have access to a range of resources to support the implementation of the program. These include:

  • access to a range of digital resources to support teaching and learning in PDHPE, specifically related to physical activity and nutrition education
  • a set of 12 fundamental movement skills cards to facilitate teaching of these skills
  • on-line learning modules to continue the learning back at school and share information with colleagues
  • access to a range of free resources and programs, such as Live Outside the Box and Crunch & Sip®
  • fact sheets for parents (translations available)
  • access to dedicated support from Northern Sydney Health Promotion Officers (NSLHD) to assist with implementation of the school's Action Plan, staff in-service sessions, health initiatives and parent information

More information at: (Live Life Well @ School) 


Implementing Sustainable Practices

The Implementing Sustainable Live Life Well @ School Practices Desirable PracticesWithin Your School resource describes recommended Desirable Practices and outlines ways in which your school can or may be meeting the practice.

Implementing Sustainable Practices (4MB)

Resources to support these practices are available to teachers on the 'healthy kids - eat well, get active' website:



Fundamental Movement Skills

Fundamental Movement Skills in Action: This resource has been developed to support teachers in the explicit teaching of the12 fundamental movement skills.

These skills are essential for students to participate successfully in lifelong physical activity and sport.

The resource contains 144 teaching cards - 12 cards for each of the 12 fundamental movement skills. For each skill, the teaching cards are numbered from 1 (easiest) to 12 (hardest). Each card provides activities for one PE lesson.

Fundamental Movement Skills in Action

Fundamental Movement Skills in Action


An updated version of this resource is also available from the South East Sydney Local Health District:

Fundamental Movement Skills in Action (3MB)


Teaching Resource: Resources for teachers to support physical education and physical activity within the school.

Physical Activity Teaching Resources (


FMS Assessment Sheet: This resource is an easy to use tool for teachers to assess the 12 Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of:

  • static balance
  • sprint run
  • skip
  • side gallop
  • hop
  • vertical jump
  • ​leap
  • overarm throw
  • catch
  • two hand strike
  • dodge
  • kick

FMS Assessment Sheet

Teachers can use this electronic document to assess their student's movement skills as beginning, developing or well developed. It can also be used to see patterns across whole classes e.g. if a large number of students have beginning skills with overarm throw there would be value in spending time on this skill as a class. Student progress can also be tracked and lessons tailored to suit individual needs.



FMS Poster Templates:
FMS Poster TemplatesThe [email protected] FMS Poster Templates have been designed to support the development of Fundamental Movement Skills in children. They can be used to personalise and record students FMS competence in  class and across the school.

The posters consist of 12 templates and display the prompts to perform the skills correctly and spaces to insert photos of children performing these skills.

The resource can be used to suit a variety of learning outcomes:

  • Use as a student pair/group assessment task
  • Display around the classroom
  • Share with other classes
  • Include in the school e-newsletters etc.
  • Get other teachers involved and attach their photos on the template tool.

FMS Poster Templates

Sample teaching and learning task: The following teaching and lesson task is an example of how the  FMS Poster Templates could be used as a Stage 2/3 teaching and learning task.

Sample Teaching and Learning Task

(These resources were developed by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District) 


A Healthy Start to School - Kindergarten Orientation


Use the 'A Healthy Start to School' PowerPoint template at your primary school's Kindergarten Orientation to help parents support students make a healthy start to school, such as packing a healthy lunch, understanding Crunch & Sip and more.

Schools can tailor the presentation to what happens at the school.

Topics include:

  • Recommendations
  • Breakfast
  • Lunchboxes
  • School Canteen
  • Crunch&Sip
  • Other Programs
  • Being Active

Download the presentation:

A Healthy Start to School - Kindergarten Orientation (4MB)


Supporting Information and parent handouts:

Topic/Resource ​External Links
​Healthy Eating Recommendations

​Australian Dietary Guidelines:


​Nutrition Australia:
Kids Brainy Breakfast Ideas

​School Canteen Healthy Kids Association:
​Crunch & Sip

Healthy Kids, Eat Well Get Active
Crunch & Sip Information fior Parents brochure


Cancer Council Healthy ​Lunchbox:

Healthy Kids, Eat Well Get Active:
Lunchbox Ideas

Northern NSW Local Health District:
Let's Look at Lunches
(email subscription & Instagram available)

​Being Active

​Transport for NSW - Centre for Road Safety:
Keeping our Kids Safe Around Schools brochure

Healthy Kids, Eat Well Get Active:
Park and Walk or Ride brochure

Heart Foundation:
Active Families

Australian Government Department of Health:
Tips & Ideas to Build Physical Activity 5-12yo

​Sleep ​Raising Children Network:
School-age Sleep: What to Expect



Newsletter Snippets

Use our newsletter snippets in your school newsletters for an easy way to provide information to families on healthy eating, physical activity and limiting screen time.

Check out out snippets: Newsletter Snippets



Teaching Ideas for PDHPETeaching Ideas for PDHPE

Our Teaching Ideas for PDHPE resource provides links to engaging and student centred resources that support the teaching of Physical Activity, Nutrition, Screen Time and Energisers.

The NESA accredited workshops we have available for schools to use as part of their Professional Learning schedule includes ‘Practical PDHPE Teaching Ideas’, ‘Fundamental movement skills’, ‘Integrating Physical Activity into the Curriculum’ and a ‘Healthy Eating Workshop’.

Teaching Ideas for PDHPE







 Health Issue Fact Sheets

The following Fact Sheets have been developed to assist and guide your school promote health issues that are related to Live Life Well @ School. They contain information on health topics and campaigns to support primary school teachers with practical classroom activities.

Fruit and Veg Month - End August/September

Fact Sheet: Fruit & Veg Month
More Information:

Healthy Bones Week - August

Fact Sheet: Healthy Bones Week
More Information:

Choose Water as a Drink

Fact Sheet: Choose Water as a Drink

Nutrition Teaching Resource

The Nutrition Teaching Resource can be used by teachers to discover health and nutrition resources designed to assist them in educating students to lead healthy lifestyles.

Nutrition Teaching Resource


Resource Navigation Tool

Another resource available to Northern Sydney schools participating in Live Life Well @ School is the Resource Navigation Tool.

This is a tool that guides teachers to easily find online nutrition and physical activity resources. Teachers just click on the type of information they are after, then select the resource they wish to view from a list of related websites.

Resource Navigation Tool

Healthy Lunch Boxes Healthy Lunch Box Poster

A healthy lunch box keeps kids active alert and focussed and them the nutrition they need everyday.

Pack your child a Healthy Lunch Box (poster) 


More healthy lunch box ideas and resources at Lunch Box Ideas (



Coal Loader Garden Project:

Health Resource for Primary Schools

Coal Loader Garden ResourceThis resource was written for teachers to be used within school and community garden projects. The resource provides five lesson plans on topics based on the Healthy Kids five key messages for a healthy lifestyle.
The resource can be used to:
  • support the planting of fruit or vegetables or the development of a school garden
  • support sustainability and environmental programs
  • reinforce and support the curriculum teaching within PDHPE
  • link into school Live Life Well at School Action Plans
  • reinforce other programs in the school such as Crunch and Sip

Coal Loader Garden Project Resource


Kitchen Gardens

How does your garden grow? How Does your Garden grow? 

The 'How does your garden grow?' resource from NSW Department of Education helps students (Years 1-4) learn about plants and how to start a class garden in their school.

Help Ravi and Miriam learn about getting organised, the seasons, what plants need to grow, type of plants to grow and planting a garden.

For more information visit
How does your garden grow?



Kitchen Gardening for Sustainability and Wellbeing K-6

The Kitchen gardening for sustainability and wellbeing K-6 resource (from Darpartment of Education) provides learning sequences for students to sustainability grow and produce healthy food at school.

This resource provides suggestions for students to learn skills and knowledge in growing and producing food at school from ‘paddock to plate’. Links to learning in PDHPE, English, Mathematics and other Science and Technology strands are identified.

Kitchen Gardening for Sustainability and Wellbeing K-6 (via NSW Department of Education


Harvest Celebration - Non-Cook Ideas and Recipes for Using Your Harvest

This fact sheet may assist your school find easy, non-cook ideas and recipes to use up the harvest from your kitchen garden

Harvest Celebration - non Cook Ideas and recipes for Using Your Harvest


Power Down

The 'Power Down' program encourages spending less time in front of the television, the computer and other small screens for recreation and more time being active.

Students learn about:

  • Ways to be active
  • How to have a balanced lifestyle

A range of student and teacher resources are available from the Hunter New England Local Health District's site: (Power Down Resources)