Sport and Activities

NWS PRIMARY SPORT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

The Sport and Activities Program recognises that all students need to be active; however, their interests and motivation to be active will vary. Through regular involvement in a wide range of physical pursuits, the aim is for students to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and for each student to remain active throughout their life.

Research indicates that involvement in regular physical activity has many benefits including:

  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and other diseases
  • Enhanced memory and learning
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved sleep
  • Helps to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Reduces feelings of depression, anxiety and stress
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Enhanced self-esteem and confidence with reduced isolation and loneliness

God has given us the responsibility to take care of both our physical body and our spiritual part, for this is where the Holy Spirit lives – inside of us. This emphasis, which God places on looking after our physical body, provides the framework around which this course is structured.