At PSPC we understand the importance that Health, Well-being and Physical Education brings to a student’s development. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently.
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
Our team of Health and Physical Education specialists focus on the development of knowledge, understanding and skills for students to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for regular movement-based activity, personal identity and wellbeing, and respectful relationships. They also network with specialists from various sporting organisations to ensure our students are well equipped for Sports Academy Programs and sports-based scholarships upon entering secondary school.
In our classrooms, teachers start everyday welcoming their students to class, checking in with students on their personal wellbeing and supporting them to be able to learn with confidence and support in a positive growth mindset.
Many students tend to give up when they encounter failure and hardship because they believe that it means they are simply not good at the subject. This is what is referred to as a fixed mindset.
Anyone can develop a growth mindset, and doing so can help a student overcome the hurdles they face in learning and develop the necessary skills to persist.
For example, a growth mindset in young girls who struggle with maths can help them recognise the fact that it certainly had nothing to do with their gender. Here, a growth mindset would help them persist in their efforts and try new learning techniques in order to improve their maths skills, rather than give up because they believe that they are genetically doomed to fail at the subject.
Throughout our school we have imbedded ‘The Zones of Regulation’, a framework that encourages students to self-regulate their emotions and actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities.
Our Early Years team is continuously working on building a close relationship with our neighbouring Early Childcare centres to ensure that our newest additions to PSPC have a smooth transition. We understand
that starting school can be a challenging time for both families and children. We strive to ensure that there is continuity for the children through our Age Appropriate curriculum and communication between the centres and our school through transition statements
and Prep connect days.
Our partnership with our neighbouring high school PSSC has created a close connection with the teachers and students from the high school, making our student transition at the end of year 6 much easier. We regularly have our students visit the campus and the high school students regularly visit to support our students, in work placements and cultural partnerships.