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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

OVERVIEW

Students build on their awareness that taking care of our bodies brings glory to God. Students are supported to make decisions to enhance their health, safety and participation in physical activity. Students explore health decisions and behaviours, by understanding Godly character traits of doing one’s best, being an encourager and working with unity in a team. Students are provided with opportunities to learn through movement, broadening the range and complexity of fundamental movement skills in a range of settings, including indoor, outdoor and aquatic. They learn how to select, transfer and apply simple movement skills and sequences individually, in groups and teams.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Fundamental Motor Skills - Leap, dodge, skip, dribble, serve, strike, overarm throw, catch
  • Aquatics and athletics
  • Health and fitness training
  • Cross Country
  • Dance and gymnastics

SUBJECT LENGTH

  • 4 periods per cycle

PREREQUISITES

  • Booklist items

ASSESSMENT

  • 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