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Physical & Health Education

The school’s physical education programme is a primary contributor to building a strong foundation for the development of broad-based physical competencies and opportunities for recreational participation. Building upon the physical education programme, the sports Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme provides opportunities for specialisation in a sport, as well as broad-based development within the specialised sport and across other sports. Together with other school programmes, physical education and sports CCA contribute to holistic education and the development of 21st Century Competencies to better prepare each individual to thrive in a fast-changing and highly-connected world. Figure 1 shows a diagrammatic representation of the framework.




Enhancing Holistic Experience

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

The goals of PE serve as a guide in the development of an individual who is able to demonstrate individually and with others the physical skills, practices and values to enjoy a lifetime of active, healthy living. Each of these goals is equally important and they interact with others in a well-planned programme that addresses the knowledge, skills and values desired for every student. The goals are:



The PE syllabus is organised to achieve the goals of PE based on the framework shown above in figure 2. At the apex is the purpose of physical education, achieved through the different learning areas to enable students to become competent movers by the end of primary level, confident participants after secondary level and committed advocates by the time they leave pre-university.

At the primary school level, students learn the fundamental movement skills incorporating the movement concepts. They develop efficiency, effectiveness and versatility in their performance as they practice and transfer their skills across the seven learning areas of Athletics, Dance, Games and Sports, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education, Physical Health and Fitness, and Swimming to become competent movers.


Learning in the affective areas and competencies for the 21st century are both the outcomes and enablers for the learning of PE. Through a balanced and well-designed curriculum, delivered through effective pedagogies and purposeful assessment, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and values to pursue active and healthy lives.