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Physical Education

The purpose of Physical Education (PE) is to enable pupils to demonstrate, individually and with others, the physical skills, practices and values to enjoy a lifetime of active and healthy living.

The new PE syllabus seeks to develop in each pupil the ability to: Goal 1 : Acquire a range of motor skills to participate in a variety of physical activities Goal 2 : Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities Goal 3 : Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment Goal 4 : Display positive personal and social behaviour across different experiences Goal 5 : Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities Goal 6 : Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life

The 7 learning areas to help achieve these 6 goals are:

  1. Athletics (from  Primary 3)
  2. Dance
  3. Games and Sports
  4. Gymnastics
  5. Swimming (by the end of Primary 6)
  6. Outdoor Education
  7. Physical Health & Fitness

Health Education is now termed as Physical Health & Fitness which aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and values to empower them to make responsible decisions to pursue life-long total well-being.  The syllabus includes the following 5 themes:  

  1. Growth and Health
  2. Good Health Habits
  3. Vision and Oral Care
  4. Safety First
  5. Keeping Safe from Illnesses and Diseases


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