Health and Physical Education at Glenroy West Primary School focuses on empowering students to enhance their health, safety, and wellbeing, while actively participating in diverse physical activities. Our program offers a contemporary, enjoyable, and experiential curriculum that encourages students to be physically active.
At our school, students develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to strengthen their sense of self and build satisfying relationships. The curriculum enables students to be resilient and make informed decisions to promote their health, safety, and physical activity participation. As students mature, they utilise critical inquiry skills to research, analyse, and understand the influences on their own and others' health, safety, and wellbeing.
Our Health and Physical Education program emphasises the acquisition of movement skills, concepts, and strategies, allowing students to confidently, competently, and creatively participate in a variety of physical activities. Students develop an appreciation for physical activity, outdoor recreation, and sports in both Australian society and globally.
Movement serves as a powerful medium for learning, enabling students to acquire, practise, and refine personal, behavioural, social, and cognitive skills. The curriculum addresses the contextual factors influencing the health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns of individuals, groups, and communities. We provide opportunities for students to develop skills, self-efficacy, and dispositions to advocate for and positively influence their own and others' health and wellbeing.
Promoting healthy, active living encompasses physical fitness, healthy body weight, psychological wellbeing, cognitive capabilities, and learning. A healthy, active population boosts productivity, personal satisfaction, pro-social behaviour, and reduces the occurrence of chronic diseases. Our Health and Physical Education program teaches students how to enhance their health, safety, and wellbeing and contribute to building healthy, safe, and active communities.
Glenroy West Primary School sets out to encourage the enjoyment of physical activity and we participate in a wide variety of team and individual inter-school sporting events. These include Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics pathways, as well as Hoop Time, Netball, Cricket, Softball, Bat Tennis, Soccer and AFL interschool events.
We have an active House Program which encourages belonging and community connectedness in our four school house of Clovelly, William, York and Chapman. House events include Twilight Games, Cross Country, Athletics and weekly house points for positive school wide behaviours.
In Foundation, students commence the Perceptual Motor Program. Students engage in activities that promote movement, coordination, general fitness, spatial awareness and the related vocabulary through group activities and set games. Students complete a variety of sessions including floor based, equipment and literacy sessions.
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