Health & Physical Education
Health Education is concerned with the management of life situations and addresses a variety of social issues. The Health Education program provides opportunities for each individual to develop a positive self-concept, satisfying relationships and responsibility for personal attitudes, decisions and behaviour.
Florey Primary School acknowledges that everyone should be responsible for the improvement in the quality of life and the environment. Learning and teaching strategies for Health Education will be integrated across the areas of Community and Environmental Health, Mental and Emotional Health, Physical Health and Societal Health Issues.
Regular vigorous activity contributes positively to children's health. Research has shown that a well-developed Physical Education and Sport program can enhance learning as well as helping children:
- become fitter and healthier whilst developing their tendency to play and explore;
- refine skills of body management;
- develop confidence and competence in movement;
- improve self-confidence and social competence;
- become more able to cope with stress.
The Physical Education and Sport program provides experiences which reflect variety, vigour, vitality, challenge and achievement. The emphasis of the program is on enjoyment, skill development and team work. Community resource people are often used to assist in skill development lessons.
Competitive teams are entered into district and ACT Primary School Sport Association competitions when offered, subject to the availability of coaches.
The Bluearth Program is running across the school.This program fosters a love of physical activity in a non competitive environment.