Health and Physical Education

Through Health and Physical Education children and students learn about people’s physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social aspects.

This learning area focuses on:

  • ‘participation in physical activity’ as compared to ‘fitness’
  • the teaching and application of skills in a variety of physical activities
  • the importance of safe and respectful behaviours within safe environments
  • the importance of understanding oneself in different situations
  • food and nutrition
  • personal development and group skills.

Through these, students will:

  • develop a positive outlook on lifelong participation in regular physical activity
  • grow personally and socially in order to benefit themselves and others
  • develop understandings and take action about health and its importance for both the individual and the community.