At St Peter Apostle, Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum. The program aims to promote lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of attitudes, skills and movement competencies. It assists students to develop an understanding of the balance of physical, social and mental aspects of health in the effective functioning of individuals.
Health and Physical Education program aims to foster healthy active students. The program develops students knowledge in and reinforces the following:
- An understanding that health has physical, social and emotional dimensions.
- An understanding of the factors that impact directly and indirectly on the health and safety of individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate actions to promote wellbeing and safety.
- An understanding of how food provides nutrients for energy and growth, playing a significant role in people’s social lives, and the importance of selecting food to promote health and growth.
- Provide children with the opportunity to achieve success in various areas of the Physical Education Curriculum
- Teach specific skills and rules that apply to a wide range of sports.
- Provide an enjoyable and pleasant environment that allows all children to progress at their own rate.
As active members of both the Hoppers Crossing District and School Sport Victoria Association, the school offers and participates in a variety of sports, including:
- Athletics, Bat tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Skipping, Softball, T-ball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee and Volleyball.
- A gymnastics program
- Intensive swimming program
- Inter-House athletics carnival and inter-school sports
- Tabloid sports day