The Health and Physical Education program at Elanora State School assists students to achieve independence in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health. Our program highlights the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.
All students participate in weekly 30-minute PE lesson with a specialist Physical Education teacher. Students engage in many forms of physical activity, from individual and non-competitive activity to competitive team games. They develop fundamental motor skills before progressing to complex movement patterns that are integral to team sports. Our program encourages students to enjoy being active as they integrate motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance.
External providers teach specialised lessons in the sports of Oztag, AFL, Netball and swimming. Traditional Indigenous Games are taught to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture. The emphasis is on participation and improvement not winning.
Students develop an understanding of rules, teamwork skills, sportsmanship, fair play and game strategies, enabling them to participate in movement and physical activity safely and confidently.
Students are encouraged to attend annual Life Education sessions which reinforce the important health messages taught in the classroom.