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Health & Physical Education

“The world would have us believe that winning or success is measured by points on a scoreboard or by dollar signs. The Christian realises that winning or success is determined by whether or not a goal has been achieved, and that goal is to bring glory to God.” Thomas M. Boqdon


Students start to develop an awareness that taking care of our bodies brings glory to God. Students are encouraged to develop the capacity to initiate and maintain the Godly character traits of showing respectful relationships in different contexts when participating in physical activities. Students develop and practice fundamental movement skills through active play and structured movement activities, improving competence and confidence in their movement abilities to further develop fundamental motor skills. Students learn about movement as they participate in physical activity in a range of different settings, including indoor, outdoor and aquatic. They also begin to develop co-operative and team work skills in a variety of simple game situations.

Topics Include

  • Aquatics – basic water familiarisation and safety
  • Athletics, gymnastics and dance
  • Health
  • Fundamental Motor Skills - Run, balance, jump, hop, kick, throw, catch, bounce, strike
  • Cross Country

 Subject Length

  • 4 periods per cycle


  • Levied items


  • Ongoing assessment during skill development sessions and in game situations
  • Aquapass levels (Royal Lifesaving Society)

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27