Academic journal article New Zealand Physical Educator

PENZ Life Membership Award

Academic journal article New Zealand Physical Educator

PENZ Life Membership Award

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Rosalie Mitchell

The award of Life Member is conferred by PENZ on members who have given long and distinguished service in the cause of physical education. This honour is given sparingly and generally it is awarded only when the service has been nationwide and outstanding in nature.

In keeping with these award guidelines, Rosalie Mitchell was awarded with PENZ Life Membership in 2007 in recognition for her outstanding long-term commitment and contribution to PENZ and physical education.

Rosalie has been a member of PENZ since 1961 when the professional body was known as NZAHPER. Over the years she has fulfilled numerous roles for PENZ both regionally and nationally including Auckland branch treasurer, Auckland branch president, conference organiser, and in the 1980's became the first woman to hold the position of National President.

Rosalie's career (outside of her voluntary commitment to physical education through PENZ) has included work as a secondary physical education teacher and later as a teacher educator for secondary physical educators until 1984 when she transferred to teach primary students Physical Education at Auckland College of Education. Rosalie retired from this position at the end of 2007.

Rosalie has also had experience as a Physical Education Advisor and had significant involvement as a member of the group that wrote the 1987 Physical Education Syllabus document. …

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