One is not fully educated until he or she is physically educated. We believe Physical Education (PE) plays a critical role in the students’ physical, mental and social development and growth. The PE programme aims to inculcate in students a life-long commitment to stewardship of the physical self which will positively impact the well-being of self and society.
It is vital for students to develop a variety of fundamental motor skills to increase their level of competency, success and enjoyment in any recreational sport they may take up in future. While psychomotor development is important, affective and cognitive development are also vital in Physical Education. Teacher facilitation allows students to generate a better understanding of the different aspects of Physical Education, which would encourage lifelong learning, increased activity levels, engagement, motivation and enjoyment in PE.
The IP Physical Education syllabus focuses on three main domains.
- Sports and Games – territorial invasion games (basketball, football, netball, handball, floorball, touch rugby), net-barrier games (badminton, tennis, table-tennis, volleyball), striking/fielding games (softball)
- Outdoor Education – outdoor cooking, ‘basha’ and structure-building, belaying, abseiling, orienteering, obstacles navigating and team-building activities.
- Physical Health and Fitness – healthy eating, weight management, health-related and skill-related fitness components, fitness testing, safety in sports, injury prevention and management
College-wide events such as the Annual Road Run and the Annual Track and Field Meet encourage students to set personal goals and to participate in friendly intra-school competition in running, jumping and throwing. Inter-class games during PE lessons in Term 4 also provide students with the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in their Sports and Games modules and bond with their classmates through friendly matches. Further, post-exam activities through the SSC/MOE Sports Education Programme such as swimming, kayaking and cycling provide students with the opportunity to equip themselves with life skills which they would find useful in future.