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Physical Education provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding,
skills and attitudes needed to maintain and enhance personal health and
physical development. The program from kindergarten through grade 8 offers
a selection of psychomotor and athletic activities, which enhance the physical
development of the individual and make him/her aware of the benefits of
physical activity for health and recreation during a lifetime.
- Students will use regular, enjoyable physical
activity for self-care and personal well-being, for example, when they are
involved in creating activities, when they are involved in creative activities,
daily exercise, play games and relaxation.
- Students will demonstrate sharing and co-operative skills in groups,
for example during physical activities, on outings and field trips, in the classroom and
in the playground.
- Students will develop a wide range of movement skills, for example, manipulative
and gross motor movements, walking, running, hopping, skipping, leaping,
striking, catching, throwing, stretching, climbing, balancing, twisting,
turning, and movements in and through water.
- Students will participate in a range of physical activities and identify
the factors that make the personal experience enjoyable, for example, when
they take part in play activities, co-operative games, social activities,
and social games and when they experience taking turns, success, adopting
positive attitudes, accept diversity and achievement.
- Students will use equipment to develop movement skills in a range of
different play environments and will care for the equipment for example,
when they use bats, balls, modified equipment, water confidence equipment,
improvised equipment, ropes, climbing frames, and adventure playgrounds.
- Students will play games in activities and identify environments where
children can play safely, for example through using playground facilities
and swimming pools and discussing ways of avoiding physical harm and maintaining
personal personal safety.
- Students will apply rules in selected games and activities and demonstrate
safe and fair play practices during participation for example, by following
rules, respecting, for example, by following rule, respecting other people,
cooperating with other people and accepting decisions.
- Students will play minor games, using modified equipment to extend their
personal movement capabilities, for example, when they play pair and group
games or modified versions of sport, using bat, balls, improvised equipment,
or floating aids, and adjust the height and weight, or adapt the size of
the playing space.
- The students will acquire and play complex motor skills by using principles
of motor learning, for example, when talking part in dance routines, cricket,
basketball, adventure activities etc.
- Students will acquire and apply and refine specialized motor skills
by using the principles of motor skill learning, for example, in relation
to specific games skills, whole and part learning, selective attention,
practice fatigue, and recovery.
- Students will acquire, apply and refine skills of officiating, coaching,
coaching, participating, and administrating at sport events.