Physical Education

Purpose

The Health & Physical Education program promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of attitudes, skills and movement competence. The program helps young people learn about factors, including nutrition, that promote and protect the physical, social and
emotional health of individuals, and they learn to identify harms associated with particular situations and behaviours, and how to take action to minimise these harms.

Guidelines

Incorporated into the Health/P.E. Program will be “Games factory” sessions focusing on the 5 key foundations of success:- Have reasons for the things you say and do, It takes great strength to be sensible, Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with, Be brave- participate to progress, Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

Health and Physical Education aims to develop in students:

  • an understanding that health has physical, social and emotional dimensions.
  •  an understanding of the factors that impact directly and indirectly on the health and safety of individuals, families, groups and communities.
  •  knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate actions to promote health and safety.
  •  an understanding of the physical, social and emotional development across the human lifespan to promote their health and wellbeing.
  •  an understanding of how relationships develop and change, and the knowledge and skills to promote effective relationships.
  •  experience as a skilled participant in play, games, dance, gymnastics, aquatics, sport, outdoor activities and recreation.
  • an understanding of how food provides nutrients for energy and growth, how it plays a significant social role in people’s lives, and how to select food to promote health and growth.
  • food technology sessions will be provided for all classes, which focuses on growing fresh food in our school garden and preparing it to eat.
  • free fruit Friday will be provided for all students each week.
  • all students at our school will study sequential Health and Physical Education courses based upon the outcomes contained within the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
  • student progress in both Health and Physical Education will be reported in half and end-of- year academic reports.
  • current Department Regulations mandate that Students in P-2 will be timetabled for daily 20-30 minutes physical education sessions, while students in 3-6 will be timetabled for 3 hours per week including a maximum of 90 minutes for sport, and the balance dedicated to physical education.
  • budgets that provide for the needs of both the Health and Physical Education programs will be developed by staff and resourced by school council.
  • a staff member will be responsible for coordinating the school’s Health and Physical Education Program and athletic, swimming, inter-school and intra-school sports programs.