At Wanguri, Physical Education is taught by a Specialist Teacher. Health is taught by the Classroom Teacher. Students are offered a variety of opportunities across the school year to participate in and explore a variety of physical activities, including but not limited to: cricket, AFL, Netball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis and Volleyball.
Students are also able to enjoy events such as:
· Gala Days (approximately 5 per year)
· Interschool Sports (approximately 5 per year)
· Swimming Carnival
· Sports Day
· School Camps
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths to enhance safety and wellbeing. Students critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes and learn to navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.
The core objective of Physical Education is for students to gain movement skills and concepts to enable them to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively. These are the foundation of lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance. Students expand their understanding of how the body moves and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation.
The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
· Access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan
· Develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships
· Acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
· Engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
· Analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.