Health & Physical Education

Health and Physical Education offers experiential learning, with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate.

Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. Engaging in physical activity, and games, contributes to a sense of community and social connectedness. It helps students to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation.

When humans develop autonomy in all fundamental movement skills, such as the run, skip, jump, catch and kick, we acquire the movement competence to be able to play a wide range of sports. Our level of movement competence and health-related physical fitness also promotes lifelong participation in physical activity, sports and outdoor recreation. The benefits of lifelong participation are vital to increased health and wellbeing.

Health is taught in collaboration with the classroom teachers and the Physical Education (PE) specialist. Aside from weekly PE lessons, upper primary students participate in the Cheltenham district interschool sport competition in the first semester, and a school Bike Education Program in the second semester. Foundation to Year 6 students participate in the annual school athletics carnival and Years 3 – 6 also compete in the annual cross country and swimming carnivals.

What do we want to achieve in Primary School?

  • Enjoyment of a healthy & active lifestyle

  • Efficient fundamental movement skills

  • Positive social and teamwork skills

  • Memories of a variety of movement  experiences