The Health and Physical Education program at Rowville Primary School develops in our students an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity. Our program impacts on the physical, social, emotional and mental health of students. It promotes the potential for lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of health-related physical fitness and sport education.
Our students engage in physical activity, games and many different sports. This contributes to a sense of community and social connectedness. These are vital components of improved wellbeing.
Students undertake a variety of roles when participating in sports such as umpire, coach, player and administrator and assume responsibility for the organisation of aspects of a sporting competition.
Students’ involvement in physical activity at Rowville Primary School ranges from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive activities at the District and State level.
Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Our 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.
The Health and Physical Education program at Rowville Primary School provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary for the pursuit of lifelong involvement in physical activity, health and wellbeing Rowville Primary School has formed a partnership with EACH Community Health and a Health and Wellbeing team is involved in a variety of Health promotion projects.
Through our Health and Physical Education program our students learn to:
- Empathize-Understand the feelings of others and oneself
- Collaborate (with a partner, small group, large group and in a variety of settings)
- Take Risks (learn new skills, skill combinations, etc. that can directly impact their health in a positive way)
- Think Creatively and Critically (in planning, participating, and evaluating practice and performance)
- Communicate (Effectively using verbal and non-verbal communication skills in authentic physically active settings)
- Demonstrate Civic Responsibility (for their health, for supporting the community in healthy living initiatives, service learning options, etc.)
This prepares our students to live life to the fullest in the 21st Century.