Planet Kaha is a unique programme for schools wanting more students to be more active, fitter and healthier.
- Planet Kaha is ideal for students aged 10 – 13.
- It can be easily rolled out by all teachers.
- Achievable for students of all fitness levels.
- Caters to a wide range of abilities.
COVID 19 update: The Planet Kaha programme has now been made available to 230 schools in Canterbury, NZ who are in lockdown, due to it’s suitability for rolling out in the home environment. Read more about the Canterbury roll out here.
How it works
Students are provided with Missions, like travelling to other planets and saving the world!
To prepare for Missions students choose hands on, real life, no iPad needed, F.A.B challenges. These are not traditional sporting games or drills but other functional, day to day activities, flavoured with a survival theme and their usefulness explained with ‘fascinating facts’.
Check out the winning features below and download a free sample.
Each Mission contains 20 F.A.B. challenges
Students choose any 12 to complete a Mission
These challenges involve taking a look at eating habits and lifestyle choices. Students are challenged to eat more fruit and veges, stay hydrated and get enough sleep.
The majority of the challenges are movement based addressing cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, power, agility, balance, dexterity and endurance.
These challenges look at ways to improve cognitive skills and stress levels, solve problems and plan a healthy future for themselves and others.
Purchase from as little as $99 plus GST. This one off amount allows you to roll out Mission 1 and 2 to an unlimited number of students at your school! Most of the challenges also utilize readily accessible items.
Easy to roll out
We appreciate that teachers already have a heavy workload and accordingly have made the programme easy to roll out.
Plenty of choice
Students can choose challenges based on their personality type, fitness level and capabilities, their likes and their dislikes, the time they have available etc. Options are also available for those who are injured, or have limited use of their legs and/or who use wheelchairs.
Students can complete many of the challenges solo and at home as an alternative to doing in groups and at school .
Rewarding of action
Every challenge completed score points, even if the student never completes a Mission. These add up to reward students with information loaded certificates, advising them how they have done, as well as virtual prizes. Students needn’t complete one Mission in order to do challenges from other Missions which may be worth more points! It all adds to the excitement and best of all, to the enticement of doing of more challenges.
The Planet Kaha programme is designed to help children and teenagers be more prepared for dealing with natural disasters, emergencies, illness and injury. It will also help many to be fitter and healthier and provide them with an understanding and appreciation of the…
- benefits of physical activity on cognitive abilities, mood, sleep, fitness and energy levels.
- value of building ‘strong’ communities and the role they can play in helping that happen.
- health and activity services and opportunities available in the local community.
- physical activities, foods and words from different cultures.
Requiring students to provide evidence to their teachers of having successfully completed challenges is a key piece in ensuring kids complete tasks, stay motivated and appreciate their achievements.
Each challenge is weaved into a sci-fi story where the kids themselves are the main character. The stories include fictitious survival situations built on real life scenarios. Each challenge they have achieved in real life, gives them a leg up inside of the story. If they didn’t achieve it, they cross it out as an option.
The Mission 1 story is available for free from March 1st and Mission 2 from April 1st.
The game is not dependent on the stories and stand alone excerpts are provided in each Mission manual.
In 2020 we launch The S.H.A.C. – The Students Healthy Action Council, to look at how to improve activity levels and fitness from the perspective of the students themselves. Students also get the opportunity to design their own challenges and Missions and to become Planet Kaha famous as we roll a selection of their ideas out to other students.
Adaptable time frames, location, tasks
Teachers can choose: – 1) how long students have to complete Missions – one day, one week, one term or the whole year, 2) the time when challenges are done – during schools hours, for homework or on school camp, and 3) to remove/veto any challenges for any reason, knowing there will still be lots remaining for students to choose from.
Included are award certificates and a choice of posters, as well as a Teacher’s Guides and Student Mission Manuals, with options to have fully printed our end or yours, or provided to you digitally through your own school portal. Plus there’s a free 3D print file of the Planet Kaha key ring logo, as well optional prizes to purchase like stickers and t-shirts.
This programme has been reviewed by and had much clever input from teachers, parents and kids, award winning registered exercise professionals, exercise scientists, dietitians, degree qualified nutritionists, therapists (including a clinical psychologist and registered psychotherapy practitioner), university lecturers, physical education graduates and writers of children books.
We’re not an app.
Lots of ideas lend themselves well to being an app and in the future more things will but at the moment, to ensure equitable access, minimal increase in teacher workload and maximum adherence for student involvement, we’ve opted to not appify this very hands on, in the field programme.
You can read about some of the problems others have incurred in the appification of physical activity programmes on our Research & Insights page or just think about when you last had a great bike ride, snowboarded down a mountain, swam with dolphins, hiked up the top of a mountain. No app could have replaced how you felt and that’s more the type of feeling we’re chasing.
Motivation and adherence principles sometimes work best outside of the confines of an app, and after chatting with teachers, this we believe, is most definitely one of those occasions.
We’re built on success!
More than 3000 participants took part in our previous health and fitness challenge. 97 percent of the feedback we received advised us that entrants regarded themselves as successful and 99 percent recommended it. We ran it for 10 years before developing a youth programme using some of its key winning principles.
Check out the graphs below to see the improvements across a whole host of useful health and lifestyle aspects.
Option 1- $99
Mission 1 & 2 – Immediate Download
Download immediately. Print off or share online with all the students at your school.
- Student mission manual 1 & 2
- 40 activities in total
- Teacher’s guides
- Award certificates
- 12 x posters
Includes a free registration into our School Challenge! valued at $35.
Option 2 – $249
Mission 1 – Delivered
Complete with everything printed for 30 students. Delivered to your door.
- 1 x teacher’s guide
- 30 x student mission manuals
- 20 activities in total
- 30 x award certificates
- 4 x laminate posters
Includes a free registration into our School Challenge valued at $35.
What you’ve put together is outstanding and will no doubt have an impact on the health of our children who are suffering in so many ways in today’s modern world.
Dr Nick Kimber: PhD. Exercise Scientist. Registered Degree Qualified Nutritionist and dad to two boys who got to give the programme a go 🙂
Mission Manuals $10
Parents from your school can also purchase printed Mission Manuals for $10 each (plus $2 postage) from us direct if you prefer.
Additional Missions $50
There are 8 missions all up. Mission 3 is due for release on July 1st 2020.