Health & Physical Education

Junior School | Years 1 – 6

Health & Physical Education

At St Mary’s College, we prioritize Health and Physical Education as an essential part of our curriculum. Our approach to this subject is centred around experiential learning, ensuring that the curriculum remains relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable, and developmentally appropriate for our students.

A core aspect of Health and Physical Education at St Mary’s College is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts, and strategies. These skills enable our students to participate in a wide range of physical activities confidently and competently. We believe that by fostering these abilities, we empower our students to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

In line with our mission, Health and Physical Education at St Mary’s College aims to achieve the following goals:

• Assisting students in developing the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to cultivate resilience.
• Encouraging and supporting students in developing a strong sense of self.
• Educating students on how to build and maintain satisfying relationships.
• Teaching students how to make informed decisions that promote their own health and physical activity participation.
• Developing health literacy competencies that enhance both their personal wellbeing and that of others.

A key priority of our Physical Education program is the embedding of the Rock and Water program. Within the Health program we also embed the Keeping Safe Curriculum and the Friendology program aiming to teach children the key skills of relationships and how to care for themselves and others.

Through our comprehensive Health and Physical Education program, we strive to equip our students with the tools they need to lead healthy, active, and fulfilling lives while fostering a positive and supportive learning environment.