Conclusion

Many schools commented very positively on KiwiSport. Their responses indicate that funding has had the intended impact in most schools to at least some extent. KiwiSport has led to increased sports opportunities and participation, and improved support for skills development. Many primary schools had been involved with programmes to upskill teachers, which have enhanced their PE programmes. Many secondary schools had used the funding to employ or extend the hours of a sports coordinator.

To some extent, KiwiSport has had a positive impact on low decile schools. However, small rural schools still face challenges caused by their small numbers of teachers and students and the distance they need to travel to participate in sports activities.