Physical & Health Education

Physical & Health Education

 

This domain is divided into the 2 dimensions of Movement and Physical Activity, and Health Knowledge and Promotion.

 

Movement and Physical Activity

Our students have a minimum of 2 hours of Physical Education in a normal week, with one hour taken by a PE teacher and the other by the classroom teacher. We also arrange other PE experiences, particularly for the upper school students, such as sports afternoons with our ‘sister school’ Corpus Christi, and one off tournaments in sports such as basketball and hockey. Our focuses are on developing an enjoyment and love of physical activity, solid fitness and skill levels.

 

Health Knowledge and Promotion

This includes traditional knowledge around topics such as safety, nutrition, growth and development and health services and products.

Our participation in 2006 in the ‘Kidzbodz’ program promoting adoption of healthier eating options resulted in initiatives such as regular fruit afternoons and a review of the operation of our canteen.

Complementing classroom learning here is the fact that we are an Epipen friendly and Sunsmart school. Teaching our children about being healthy has been a major focus in our school.

Interpersonal Development

The 2 dimensions of this domain are Building Social Relationships, and Working in Teams.

Personal Learning

Divided into the dimensions of The Individual Learner and Managing Personal Learning, this domain strongly emphasizes reflection on one’s own learning styles and preferences, success of learning and planning for future learning, and personal organisation. Among the activities aimed at developing skills in these areas have been examining Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligences, and each child’s individual areas of strength and challenge, and teaching systematic use of organizational tools such as diaries.

Civics and Citizenship

This domain is organised into the 2 dimensions of Civic Knowledge and Understanding, and Community Engagement. Units of work focusing on belonging to groups, rules and government help develop knowledge in this area, while activities ranging from participation in school assemblies and celebrations, to active involvement in the Junior Council program run by Hobson’s Bay City Council are examples of Community Engagement.