Kingsway School : Kingsway School Curriculum
KINGSWAY SCHOOL | JIREH SCHOOL | TAU TE AROHANOA AKORANGA 20 SPECIALCHARACTERKEYCOMPETENCIESVALUESVISIONLEARNINGAREASPEDAGOGY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION WHAT IS HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION ABOUT? In Health and Physical Education, the focus is on the well-being of the students, of other people and of society through learning in health-related and skill based contexts. Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area: • Well-being that includes the dimensions spiritual wellbeing, mental and emotional (thoughts, feelings, behaviour), physical and social, each one influencing and supporting the others • Attitudes and values – a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being, respect, care and concern for other people and the environment and a sense of social justice • The socio-ecological perspective – a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between God, the individual, others and society • Health promotion – a process that helps to develop and maintain supportive physical, spiritual, and emotional environments and which involves students in personal and collective action WHY STUDY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION? The rationale for Health and Physical Education at KingsWay School is based on 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 and Luke 2:52. The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6: 19-20). Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore, honour God with your body. Our responsibility is to be a good steward of the body God has given us. Overall we are spiritual beings in which the Holy Spirit dwells. We need to teach students the importance of looking after themselves and others in order to honour God. This in turn brings fulfilment physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. All of these areas of well being are encompassed within our relationship with God and others.
Connect Magazine Term 3 2016