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Physical Education & Health Education (PE/HE)

Physical Education & Health Education (PE/HE)

Overview

The PE Programme develop pupils’ psychomotor and games skills, equip them with the knowledge, and attitudes to pursue and enjoy a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

Pupils develop and maintain physical health and fitness through regular participation in physical activities and acquire safe practices during physical activities. They also demonstrate the spirit of fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship.

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Programmes

Health Education
Health Education is a component of the PE Programme. Pupils acquire knowledge and skills to empower pupils to lead healthy lifestyles and take responsibility for the health and well-being of others and the environment. They exhibit good health habits and practise good nutrition.

SwimSafer Programme
Swimming is part of the PE curriculum. Pupils will acquire basic swimming skills and water safety awareness and gain water confidence. All P2 pupils have to go for swimming lessons after school for 12 weeks. Each lesson will last for an hour. Qualified swimming coaches will conduct the swimming lessons at Bukit Batok Swimming Complex. Teachers will accompany the pupils and ensure their safety.

At the end of the course, each child will be tested and only those who pass the test will be awarded a certificate. Those who have already attained Stage 1 certificate or other certificate of proficiency will learn the skills for the next stage.

Outdoor Education
P3 and P4 pupils go on Learning Journey to nature reserves to:

  • gain awareness and appreciation of the natural environment
  • experience and enjoy hiking in a nature reserve
  • learn social emotional skills and build character

P5 pupils attend a 3-Day/2 Night adventure camp to:

  • learn outdoor skills and enjoy outdoor activities;
  • gain awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.
  • develop teamwork, responsibility, resilience and confidence;

Active Kids Programme
The Active Kids Programme (AKP) consists of 4 to 10 sessions for overweight pupils. The programme aims to equip pupils with knowledge and skills to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) engages external instructors to conduct nutrition education and physical activities after school.

In addition, all overweight pupils are expected to attend the morning exercise on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.05am to 7.20am. This helps them to be trim and fit and achieve acceptable weight status.

Athletic Meet and Lower Primary Games
The Athletic Meet is to promote participation in sports and character development. All P3 to P6 pupils attend 4 weekly House Practices during school hours at the beginning of the year. This is followed by the Heats, and then the Finals where all P3 to P6 pupils are expected to take part in the mass jog. Parents are invited to the Athletic Meet.

The Lower Primary Games is for P1 and P2 pupils to enjoy sports and is part of the National Day Celebrations for them

Others

Useful sports information for children and parents:

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