Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Health and Physical Education (HPE) focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity.

HPE offers students an experiential and contemporary curriculum that is relevant, challenging and enjoyable. Students begin to observe, and evaluate the skill performance of their peers, through feedback.

Physical Education.

Students will practice developing their basic motor skills in a range of activities. They are also introduced to more complex skills requiring greater precision, accuracy and control.

Some of the sports used to achieve this are separated in the following categories;

●      Invasion Games (Soccer, Basketball, AFL, Rugby, Netball, Hockey)
●      Striking and Fielding (Softball, Cricket, T-Ball)
●      Net and Wall (Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton)
●      Fitness (Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics)
●      Swimming (Water Safety and Stroke Development)

Special Olympics

The role of the community is very important to Berendale School which is why we have a partnership with Special Olympics. The partnership provides sporting opportunities through participation, officiating, leading and volunteering for students with an intellectual disability.

This partnership has allowed Berendale School to provide regular sports clubs (before, during and after school), sport clinics, sport carnivals and sport excursions, including the Golf World Cup, Commonwealth Games, and MCG Big Bash.

South-East Special Schools Sports Association (SSSSA)

Berendale School also offers the opportunity for students to compete in more advanced competitions within the SSSSA region and state events. These include:

●      Inter-School Sport
●      Swimming
●      Athletics
●      Cross Country
●      Basketball
●      Hockey

These sporting opportunities provided at Berendale School not only improve overall fitness and health, but also have a positive influence on students confidence, resilience, social skills and teamwork.

Health

The Health component of the curriculum focuses on empowering the students’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Students will also focus on how the different domains of health can impact each other.

The Health Curriculum provides students with an opportunity to further enhance their life skills, as well as developing a growth mindset that will serve them well whilst attending Berendale School and beyond.