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Bertram Primary School
Building Brighter Minds, Living Brighter Futures

Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education curriculum comprises two strands: Personal, social and community health;and Movement and physical activity. The content in each strand is organised under three interrelated sub-strands.

Personal, social and community health

  • Being healthy, safe and active
  • Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
  • Contributing to healthy and active communities

Movement and physical activity

  • Moving our body
  • Understanding movement
  • Learning through movement

The interrelated nature of the content of the Health and Physical Education curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop interpersonal, communication, self-management, and decision-making skills.

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The Western Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:

  • access, evaluate and apply appropriate information and resources to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health and wellbeing across their lifespan
  • develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, and to build and manage respectful relationships
  • acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
  • engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
  • analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape their understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.

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