We believe that PE is for ALL. Children quite naturally participate in physical exercise for its intrinsic pleasure and through a good PE curriculum, this enthusiasm can be built upon and it can contribute not only to a child's physical development, but also their emotional, social and intellectual development. If a child has positive feelings about physical exercise, this will hopefully carry on into their adult life and may affect their overall self-confidence. At St Joseph's, we recognise this and want children to reach their full potential and feel positive about PE.
Aims of PE at St Joseph's Convent School
Develop - Develop physical co-ordination and competence
Benefits - be aware of the physical and psychological benefits of exercise promoting a positive attitude to PE
Appreciation - Develop artistic and aesthetic appreciation of movement through observation, participation and evaluation.
Potential - to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, cultural background or physical ability.
Social - Develop socially through co-operation and competition between other individuals and groups, encouraging a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
Safety - be aware of safe practice for the protection of themselves and others.
Personal Evaluation - the ability to plan, develop, perform and evaluate their own work.
Fun - to enjoy physical activity.