Active Families - Healthier Together

Our free programme is here to support and motivate you and your whānau to make healthy lifestyle changes.  

Eating well and exercising regularly helps to improve strength and fitness, aid in weight loss, and for children - help with healthy development of their body and brain. 

Simply click the self-referral link below, fill out the form and our Active Families coordinator will get in contact with you. 

We support you through:

  • An initial meeting at your home or over the phone to identify the needs of your family. 
  • Providing individualised nutrition and activity advice. 
  • Having regular check-ins to help with maintaining you and your  whānau's goals. 
  • Delivering activity sessions tailored to your whānau's interests that run throughout the school term on a day and time that suits your family's schedule. These sessions can be done at home, or somewhere in the community that fits the goals of your family.

What our families are saying: 

"The one on one sessions were really helpful. My son felt like he had the ability to choose activities that suited his wide range of interests. He loved his time on the programme and the environment of the sessions, they were positive and provided great feedback for him." 

"The programme was really good. It gave my daughter more confidence in her abilities. The way the activities were structured made her feel like they were within reach of her ability. The activities were also tailored to her interests. Because of this, she was enthusiastic about the activities and we have seen that carry over as she is more interested in physcial activities now."

Get involved today!

Code of Rights

  • When you access the Active Families service at Sport Otago, you have the protection of a Code of Rights. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights provides 10 rights, which are available here.

Active Families is now available for face to face activity sessions throughout Oamaru, Central Otago, and the Clutha regions.