“In Health and Physical Education, students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing. They critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. Students learn to navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.
At the core of Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, students acquire an understanding of how the body moves and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation. They develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport in Australian society and globally. Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills.”
Source – Australian Curriculum
This learning area aims to help students develop accurate knowledge, desirable attitudes and good practices in relation to health and physical education.
Health and Physical Education is organised into two strands, personal, social and community health and movement and physical activity. These strands are interrelated and inform and support each other.
Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in physical activity on a weekly basis as a minimum and as part of the HPE curriculum.
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in partnership with Sporting Schools also offers its students with the opportunity to participate in sporting clinics with qualified coaches to deliver sessions ranging from Athletics, AFL, Rugby, Cricket, Netball, Basketball and Orienteering.
In Term 2, the focus is on athletics with an Athletics Carnival held towards the end of Term 2.