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Physical Education

It is no secret that physical activity is necessary to a person's well-being. Because children are continuously developing physically and emotionally, they are especially affected by the benefits of activity - and inversely, the negative effects of inactivity.

Technological advancements have seen a steady rise in screen time amongst our children which undoubtedly has contributed to the obesity epidemic that now faces Western society. Promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle within schools is vital as it provides children with physical opportunities that they can embrace as they grow into adulthood. At Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School, we firmly believe that physical educators provide the first and most crucial step in exposing children to physical exercise. We aim to expose children to a wide variety of sports and then offer them opportunities to join social teams and clubs which positively engages them in the community and refines their skills.

At Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School every student partakes in 1x50min PE and 1x50min Health lesson each week. This is on top of the fitness activities that are carried out in class time. The focus on each PE lesson is to develop and enhance the physical activity skills of all students and to encourage and foster a positive attitude toward a healthy and active lifestyle.

Our aim is to expose students to a large variety of sports where they will learn the skills and techniques required to play the sport at a competent level in the school yard, at home with their friends and family or at a local sporting club. Some of the sports include: Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Cricket, Football (AFL), Football (Soccer), Golf, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby Tag, Softball/T-ball, Tennis and Volleyball.

Our Early Years lessons have a large focus on hand eye coordination, movement and body awareness. Learners have great opportunities to practise their catching, throwing, kicking and hitting skills in a range of settings. Our Middle/Upper Primary years focus on incorporating previous skills whilst also developing more complex movements, refined decision making and continually building social skills.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes targeted in the Physical Education program:

Moving our body: The development of movement skills and strategies necessary to confidently and competently participate in any physical activities.

Understanding movement: Students positively look at the value of having a healthy and physical life in society.

Learning through movement: The progressive development of the skills required for students to make informed decisions about health and physical activity. This includes decision making, planning, goal setting, time management, stress management and self-esteem development.


Brad Walters
Health & PE Teacher

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