Physical Education focuses on explicitly developing the movement skills and concepts that students require to participate in physical activities with competence and confidence. The knowledge, understanding, skills and dispositions students develop through movement in Physical Education encourages ongoing participation across their lifespan and, in turn, leads to positive health outcomes. Movement competence and confidence is seen as an important personal and community asset to be developed, refined and valued. Through focused, weekly sessions led by a specialist teacher students participate in a curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.
Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
- acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
- engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes.
Our students participate in a range of inter-school competitions, such as District Athletics, District Swimming, Hoop Time (basketball), Cross Country, inter-school netball, inter-school football, District Soccer.
The annual St Joseph's Athletics Carnival is a highlight in our sporting calendar.