Kingsway School : Kingsway School Curriculum
21 SPECIALCHARACTERKEYCOMPETENCIESVALUESVISIONLEARNINGAREASPEDAGOGY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 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 and socially. Therefore, we encourage students to grow: • IN WISDOM. By developing values, attitudes, knowledge and discernment, which allow students to make wise and informed lifetime decisions related to health, lifestyle, physical activity and development. • IN STATURE. By promoting an active, healthy lifestyle involving sport and games, personal fitness habits and movement skills. • IN FAVOUR WITH GOD AND MAN. By encouraging students to develop a right relationship with God and with others and developing in students a healthy and confident understanding of themselves and others as having been created in God’s image. Students develop resilience and a sense of personal and social responsibility within their communities. HOW IS THE LEARNING AREA STRUCTURED? The learning activities in Health and Physical Education arise from the integration of the four concepts above, the following four strands and their achievement objectives and seven key areas of learning. The four strands are: • PERSONAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes that they need in order to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development • MOVEMENT CONCEPTS AND MOTOR SKILLS in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement and positive attitudes towards physical activity. • RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE in which students develop understandings, skills and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others. • HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENTS in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action. The seven key areas of learning are: mental health, sexuality education, food and nutrition, body care and physical safety, physical activity, sport studies and outdoor education. All seven areas will reflect a biblical worldview and will be included in teaching and learning programmes at Primary, Middle School and Senior School levels. Health and Physical Education encompasses three different but related subjects: health education, physical education, and home economics. These subjects share a conceptual framework and achievement objectives.
Connect Magazine Term 3 2016