In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation. As students mature, they develop and use critical inquiry skills to research and analyse the knowledge of the field and to understand the influences on their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They also learn to use resources for the benefit of themselves and for the communities with which they identify and to which they belong.
St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School continues to offer numerous practical activities, as well as theoretical learning opportunities for its students:
. Students develop skills, self-efficacy and dispositions to advocate for, and positively influence, their own and others’ health and wellbeing during practical and theoretical units throughout the year.
. Each class attends a weekly Physical Education lesson with Ms Jessica Gall, the specialist Sport teacher. These lessons are for a minimum of 30 minutes in duration.
. Prep to Year 6 classes participate in swimming lessons.
. Students in Years 3-6 have an opportunity to participate in afternoon sport and training at school.
. Annual Athletics, Swimming and Cross-Country carnivals are held. Students with top results are then selected from these carnivals to compete at District and Inter-Lutheran carnivals. The junior school does not, participate in the swimming carnival.