As a starting point the aims of the health and physical education curriculum are for students to:
1. Develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to maintain and enhance personal health and physical development.2. Develop motor skills through movement, acquire knowledge and understandings about movement, and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity.3. Develop understanding, skills and attitudes that enhance interactions and relationships with other people.4. Participate in creating healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.
Please note: At primary school this is not ‘sex education’ but ensuring children have an understanding of their bodies, developing positive attitudes towards sexuality and most importantly enhancing their interpersonal relationships.
The Principal and the board wanted to let you know what our current strategic focus is intended to be. In addition to the other aspects of this important area of the curriculum we wish to focus on the strand dealing with ‘Relationships With Other People’ within this we are intending to focus on how our school community interact – look at developing a really safe environment, and a school community that, in keeping with our core values model Respect/Whakaute toward each other. We believe that building healthy relationships and developing resilience are great aims for our school and key skills our students can carry forward in life.
Key areas of learning in the Health Curriculum are: