Nivsta Boards. Nivsta Poari’s. A tennis ball, rebound game. Since London-1998. Mr D. Back to Basics.


From around 1999 until 2002 I was a Supply Teacher in London.

My Agencies, were, Mark Education, CFBT- Call For Better Teaching & Abacus Education.

I was a Supply Teacher in around 500 Primary Schools in London, over a four year period.

With view to one day bringing back the Nivsta Boards to London children.

Mr Nivsta Mascot.

Nivsta Boards Logo.

The game can be played by,

Kindergarten aged infants, up to Elderly aged Senior’s.

Back to Basics.

Special offer, make your own Nivsta Board.

Before the Nivsta Boards are on the Market.

Back to basics.

Before this!

Individual Sales….

School Programme.

Nivsta Boards Van day school programme Franchise. Draft.

nivsta board game

Whero Kahurangi Kōwhai Kakariki Mā Karaka Waiporoporo

E wha




Rua tekau

Rua tekau ma rima

Toru tekau

11 varied aged children’s views on the game.

Go to the News page to read what the two qr codes are about.

Primary schools World Education, Indoor extra-curricular Curriculum.

Primary schools World outdoor Education.

Nivsta Boards Skills & Values.

Also four Curriculums.

Line-basic Rules

honesty with what line you are on, memory, focus, concentration, communication, throwing and catching skills,  hand eye co-ordination, reaction times, decision making, vision, under pressure,  strategies and co-operation.

Physical Education Curriculum.

Number Rules: 

throwing and catching skills, honesty with what number you are on,memory, focus, hand eye co-ordination, communication, concentration, addition and subtraction work, decision making, reaction times, vision, under pressure,  strategies and co-operation.

Numeracy Curriculum.

Also, Physical Education Curriculum.

Alphabet-word Rules: 

throwing and catching skills, honesty what letter you are on, memory, focus, hand eye co-ordination, alphabet familiarization, word work, communication, concentration, decision making, reaction times, vision, under pressure,  strategies and co-operation.

Literacy Curriculum.

Also, Physical Education Curriculum.

Colour Rules: 

throwing and catching, hand eye co-ordination, focus, communication, concentration, decision making, co-operation, reaction times, vision, under pressure,  strategies  and  with Colour Rules 2 you have to play with honesty and use your memory as to what colour you have already thrown and caught from.

Art Curriculum.

Also, Physical Education Curriculum.

22 Fun Activities, written & link Bounce Activity with YouTube video footage link.

 NIVSTA BOARDS most important rule.


Explanation on how to vary playing the Line/basic Rules & Colour Rules.

How to chalk the Rules & play the Rules YouTube video below.

Line-basic Rules.

Alphabet-Word Rules & Number Rules.

Year Sixes/Grade 5 can wear Monitor bibs for the games children names, waiting for a turn.

Maybe offer the younger children support in chalking the Rules & a hand on how to play them.

This takes pressure off Teachers Playground duties too.

New Zealand News UK. Wednesday, July 26, 2000. Tap image and enlarge text with your fingers to read.

Four Sets of Rules.

7 different colours.

Nivsta Boards can be screwed to the playground floor.

You can play,

One v one



Two v two


With one tennis ball, between the two or four of you.

Or one v one with one tennis ball each, if you miss hitting the Nivsta Board with your throw, collect your own tennis ball then continue playing. First to complete the rule is the winner.

If you drop the rebound catch you are still on the same,





For your next turn.

If the chalked Rules are to easy, just chalk them further away from the Nivsta Board.

Carry it cooperatively.

You may be thinking your playground is too small for fifteen Nivsta Boards, Nivsta Boards offers thirty, $1,500, twenty $1,000 and ten $500, groups of children per Van Franchise.

How cool, every child that participates in a 30 children Van Franchise Programme gets a Nivsta scratchie. If he or she scratches a Mr Nivsta Mascot, he or she wins a free Nivsta Board. One in thirty, winner. 

Reference Quotes.

“There has been considerable change in behaviour for many children as a result of the Nivsta Boards. We are use to seeing some games being popular for a short while and then becoming cast aside for something new but these boards are being used daily after three months with interest as strong as ever.”

London, England, Mrs D L Campbell, Head Teacher.

“This means the children are outside doing something physical whilst also having to engage their brains.

Auckland, New Zealand, Liz Brotherton, Sports Co-Ordinator.

“Playing the Nivsta Boards

    are a great form of meditation.”   


“It could be included as part of any Mainstream or Special School PE lesson.”

New-Coloured ball bucket activity. For Autistic, Asbergers, Down Syndrome & ADHD children.

England, Kevin Dew, Sailsbury District, Behaviour Support Service.

“……at this School the Nivsta Boards have added to the quality of play, and the ease of supervision during playtimes.”

London, Brixton, England, Paul Shepheard, Head Teacher.

Thanks for dropping off the three free Nivsta Boards. The children are playing them and Loving them.

Primary School’s, Head Of Physical Education Teacher. Sarah.


Mr D, Retired Diploma of Teaching,

School Teacher.


Kiwi Kids play outside in the fresh air.

“Playing the Nivsta Boards

    are a great form of meditation.”   

Very Special.

The boy on the right with the blue certificate. He was the first person in Nivsta Boards History to make a 360 degree turn……& Catch.

🙂Well done 🙂

Around 8 years ago, a one off event, for Northcote Library.

Pope Francis gives his solemn blessing.


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