PE & Health

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. — John F. Kennedy

Physical Education and Health at Kilvington provides students from Prep to Year 10 with an engaging curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging and physically active.

At the core of the PE curriculum is the acquisition of movement skills and concepts that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities with confidence, competence and creativity. Students acquire an understanding of how the body moves and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation. Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills. In Year 6 this can take the form of circus skills, gymnastics in Year 7 and Dance in Year 8.

The Health curriculum develops the skills, knowledge and understanding to strengthen the student’s sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing. Students critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes and to navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.

Year 9
• Participate in a 6 week meditation programme in Health
• Complete a Netball SEPEP unit in PE. Students learn different roles associate with sport, such as being a journalist, photographer, coach, statistician, etc.
• Complete an Innovative games unit in PE, involving students devising their own minor game and teaching it to the rest of the class

Year 10
• Squash at MSAC as part of the Racquet Sports unit
• Lawn Bowls at Glen Eira Bowls club as part of an Alternative Sports unit
• Guest speakers on safe partying and road safety
• Plan and participate in a 6 week training programme in PE. Students do fitness tests before and after the programme, which they complete three sessions per week
• Wellbeing. Students spend one hour per week participating in different wellbeing activities, including mindfulness activities, physical activity, and helping others