Health, Physical Education, Sport and Fitness is a priority at St Paul’s School. We give our students the to opportunity to participate in many different types of Sport such as Netball, Basketball, Rippa Rugby, T Ball, Skateboarding, Surf Lifesaving, Tennis, Athletics, Cross Country etc.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
At St Paul’s School the focus will be on the well-being of the students, of other people and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.
Four underlying and interdependent concepts are the heart of this learning area:
HAUORA: A Maori philosophy of well-being
ATTITUDES AND VALUES: to their own well-being e.g. respect, care, and concern for others, a sense of social justice
SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: looking at interrelationships between individuals, others and society.
HEALTH PROMOTION: help develop and maintain physical and emotional environments.
The learning areas will be structured in to four strands:
Personal Health and Physical Development
Movement Concepts and Motor Skills
Relationships with Other People
Healthy Communities and Environments:
- St Paul’s school will consult with the communities when developing health and sexuality education programmes to reflect the Special Character of the school
- All Year 3 to 6 students will have the opportunity to learn basic aquatics skills.
- Outdoor education programmes will follow safe practice and meet legal requirements.
Where possible the Health Curriculum will be integrated with the Concept to cover relationships with other people and healthy communities and environments and personal growth and development. The Life Education every even year and KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) every third year (2013,2016).
Regular physical activity (Fitness) ideas: (Minimum 3 x 10 minutes per week)
Relays, skipping, jump jam, short aerobic exercises and running.
Physical Education will be planned specifically to cover movement concepts and motor skills. ( Minumum 1 to 1 ½ hours per week)
Term Two: Large Ball skills
Term Three: Swimming/gymnastics
Term Four: Athletics