Grades 9 & 10
Physical education curriculum is designed to focus on the importance of a healthy active lifestyle in the lives of individuals and groups in our society. It ensures students develop as people who take increasing responsibility for their own physical, mental, social and emotional health and well-being.
Physical Education promotes the potential for lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of motor skills, movement competence, health/skill related physical fitness and sport education. This is also reinforced through various written work, such as peer / self reflections and written tests.
Students in Grade 10 are empowered with their own learning through the opportunity to choose from a variety of topics over the course of the year.
Students develop and maintain knowledge, skills and behaviors that enable them to:
Understand the role of physical activity in ensuring good health
Engage in physical activity
Build positive social relationships
Work and learn in small and large groups
Manage and resolve conflicts
Set goals and manage resources to achieve these goals
Recognize and enact appropriate values within and beyond the school context.
Students’ involvement in physical activity can take many forms, ranging 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 development of basic motor skills to 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 learn simple rules and procedures to enable them to participate in movement and physical activity safely and to use equipment safely and confidently. Students undertake a variety of roles when participating in sports such as umpire, coach, player and administrator.