God has created us with amazing bodies that we can choose to look after through exercise and sensible living. He has also created us to communicate with others. Physical education can effectively address and educate students in both these areas through the sporting activities conducted as part of the subject.
The main purposes of this subject are to enable students to:
- Recognise and appreciate the wonderful body that God has given them, to value the importance of keeping this body healthy and to further consolidate the student’s ability in the various practical activities. It is hoped that students carry these values and abilities in their future leisure activities.
- Recognise and appreciate the value of others, promoting the student’s ability to demonstrate skills of cooperation, leadership, problem solving, self control, self discipline, perseverance, sportsmanship and fair play. Not only do these skills enable effective teamwork in sporting situations but are invaluable in the many facets of life as a whole.
In Physical Education lessons, the initial focus is on fitness assessment and training, using a variety of methods. Fitness training sessions are also undertaken and students learn and practise some basic ballroom dances in preparation for their Year 10 Formal Dinner. Students also participate in team games, where they continue to practise and develop their ball-handling and team work skills. These are used to help them develop their ability to work with others cooperatively and to continue to improve their skill level and ability to play games tactically. Students may be given the opportunity to participate in some gymnastics activities.
Fitness tests and observations whilst participating in class activities.