Within our Secondary Physical Education Department, we aim to instil joy within our students through having them develop into what we describe as physically educated individuals (PEIs) through using their experiences in sport and physical fitness within our classes. Over the course of their time within our S1-S4 units, we seek to build the capacities for students to love the process of becoming a PEI so they not only love sport, but embrace the connections that our subject has towards the overall holistic development and enjoyment of themselves and others

PEIs are able to transfer their knowledge, skills, and understanding of ways to promote the wellbeing, health, performance, movement competence, and fitness of themselves, others, and their community across a variety of physical activity contexts and settings over the course of one’s lifetime. They keep up to date to refine, build upon, and put into practice their knowledge, skills, and understanding of class content through participating in daily physical activity based on the knowledge of credible coaches, teachers, sport organizations, fitness/health professionals, and research bodies worldwide.

These individuals have the ability to practice, implement, and improve upon their movement competence within the sports they participate within at various moments of their life. They are able to analyse and implement the phases of movement to help them improve upon their ability to apply and perform novice, intermediate, or advanced manipulative, stability, locomotor, or specialised sport skills. They are adaptable individuals who are able to see connections through the analysis of the features and categories of sports to select strategies, cues, or movement sequences they can implement to overcome movement challenges, situations, and scenarios that they encounter.

PEIs proactively seek opportunities to monitor, improve, and maintain the health, fitness, and performance of themselves and others.

They use training principles, develop their components of fitness, and apply nutritional concepts to maximize the benefits they receive from healthy eating and daily physical activity that utilize appropriate guidelines and procedures from credible sources. These individuals will also share their knowledge of these concepts, principles, and strategies with members of local or global communities through seeking opportunities to disseminate information, participate, train with, teach, or exercise using various mediums of communication. Additionally, PEIs understand how to improve the wellbeing of their peers or greater communities through applying affective attributes, sportsmanship, and effective decisions when planning, participating within, managing, or creating sporting tournaments, full sided games, modified games, or small sided games. They are able to develop the self efficacy and esteem of others as coaches who take initiative to provide opportunities for success, skill development, and enjoyment through the use of positive specific feedback, the ability to make appropriate modifications or progressions to physical activities, drills, or gameplans, and in helping to place individuals in their positions or roles of best fit through an analysis of their strengths, weaknesses, fitness levels, and character.

Their heightened social management, social awareness, self awareness, and self management allow them to instill a sporting culture that make participation in tournaments, sport, or physical activity fun, safe, health enhancing, and developmental for all involved.  Furthermore, they are leaders who model perseverance/resilience, fair play, sportsmanship guidelines, responsibility, respect, integrity, and teamwork in all physical activity contexts and settings.

The Joy of Learning, Physical Education Department