Health and Physical Education

A healthy, physically active lifestyle is conducive to more effective participation in all that society has to offer and greater levels of success within and beyond school. Engaging in physical activity, games, sport and outdoor recreation contributes to a sense of community and social connectedness. These are vital components of improved wellbeing.

This requires students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable them to:

 

• maintain good health and live a healthy lifestyle

• understand the role of physical activity in ensuring good health

• engage in physical activity

Our Physical Education Program includes a weekly PE lesson with a specialist PE teacher. The program covers fundamental motor skills, movement competence, health-related physical fitness and sport education. Students’ involvement in physical activity can take many forms, ranging from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. An intensive swimming program is also offered (there is an associated cost for this program).

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