Physical Education

Physical education is integrated through classroom programs. In addition, each class also have a specialist teacher who teaches Physical Education to all students.

Students’ progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. They learn how developing physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance is related to both fitness and physical performance.

Students’ involvement in physical activity ranges from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students’ progress from learning simple rules and procedures to enable them to participate in movement and physical activity safely, to using equipment safely and confidently.

Students participate in the Interschool Sports program through which they compete against students from other Specialist Schools in a variety of sports. Students participate annually in an athletics carnival, gross motor activity day and swimming programs are in integral part of the school curriculum. Other HPE programs offered throughout the year are Gymnastic Coaching Sessions, Horse Riding RDA, Tennis Coaching Clinics, Bowling and Bike Education.