Fast Starts is a physical activity resource developed as a joint initiative between the NSW Department of Education and NSW Health.

A Fast Start activity provides an opportunity to:

  • engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity (huff 'n' puff) with minimal rules within 2 minutes
  • explore and practise movement skills (fundamental and specialised movement skills and concepts, tactical and creative movement, health and fitness enhancing movement)
  • reinforce an inclusive learning environment that supports positive interactions and ongoing collaboration
  • become familiar with equipment and space
  • use age and stage appropriate language and concepts that act as a hook to engage students
  • make planning adjustments based on observations of the physical preparedness of students and the group dynamic.


Early Stage 1 upwards

Stage 1 upwards

Stage 2 upwards

Current as at: Thursday 1 April 2021
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health