Health, Physical and Outdoor Education


Our Health and Physical Education program aims to support students to make decisions to enhance their health, safety and participation in physical activity. We encourage students to explore their own sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities. Students learn about emotions, how to enhance their interactions with others, and the physical and social changes they go through as they grow older.

 

We also provide opportunities for students to learn through movement by supporting them in a broad range of fundamental movement skills, in a number of settings, including indoor, outdoor and aquatic. They learn how to select, transfer and apply simple movement skills and sequences individually, in groups and in teams.

 

It is essential that young children get frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in the outdoor environment. In recent years there has been a cultural shift in our society that has reduced the access and use of the outdoors for many young children. Our Outdoor Education program aims to help students to understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and lifecycles. As our students get older, our program aims to develop their sense of self, how to be resilient and self-reliant, while also learning how to work with others. Through spending time in nature, our students have the chance to strive, relax, learn and grow, in a less formal setting than a classroom.

Program topics include:


Juniors

  • Swimming
  • PMP (perceptual motor programs)
  • Games
  • Bushwalking
  • Respectful relationships


Middles

  • Swimming
  • Bike education
  • Sport and games
  • Nutrition and our body
  • Environmental education
  • Camp (blackwood)
  • Respectful relationships

Seniors

  • Swimming
  • Bike education
  • Sport and games
  • Nutrition and our body
  • First aid
  • Surfing and surf safety
  • Environmental education
  • Camps (blackwood and 15 mile creek)
  • Outdoor activities with the secondary school (canoeing, rock climbing, surfing)
  • Respectful relationships