The Physical Education curriculum provides students with the skills needed for confident participation in sports and recreational activities. At SJI International Elementary school, our PE programme focuses on developing skills, knowledge and understanding in the full range of activity areas and environments, including Invasion Games, Net Games, Striking and Fielding Games, Swimming Activities, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletic Activity and Outdoor Adventure. We encourage students to develop physical skills (agility, balance and coordination) and physical fitness to gain a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction from individual pursuits and team sporting activities.
Integral to our programme is understanding the factors contributing to maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We aim to instil an appreciation for regular physical activity and making informed choices to promote and realise the body’s potential for well-being. Our programme is designed to engage, motivate and inspire children to be committed to lifelong physical activity.
Our PE curriculum makes provision for a broad and balanced PE experience for all ages and abilities and is designed to ensure the development and promotion of:
- physical confidence, enabling students to engage in a range of physical activities
- physical development, teaching students to value the benefits of participation in physical activity while at school and throughout life
- artistic and aesthetic understanding within and through movement
- improved self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and leadership opportunities, helping students to cope with both success and failure in competitive and cooperative physical activities