Sports

Purpose:

  • A vital aspect of offering the Sports is, the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies will enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities. This is the foundation for lifelong physical activity participation.

  • Students also acquire an understanding of the science behind how the body moves. In doing so, they develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity and sport both in Australian society and globally. 

  • Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can acquire, practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills.

  • It provides opportunities for students to develop skills, self-efficacy and dispositions to advocate for, and positively influence, their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

  • Healthy, active living includes promoting physical fitness, healthy body weight, psychological wellbeing, cognitive capabilities and learning. A healthy, active population improves productivity and personal satisfaction, promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces the occurrence of chronic disease. Health and Physical Education teaches students how to enhance their health, safety and wellbeing and contribute to building healthy, safe and active communities.

Sports aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:

  • 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

Content:

  • Students are involved in a number of individual and team sports.

  • They learn the rules and procedures to enable them to participate in the various sports.

  • Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance.

  • Students undertake a variety of roles when participating in sports such as umpire, coach, player and administrator and assume responsibility for the organisation of aspects of a sporting competition.

Activities:

  • Active play and minor games-Through minor games students are challenged to practise skills, including social skills, in a simple game situation.

  • Fundamental movement skills

  • Games and sports  

  • Rhythmic and expressive movement activities

Westall Secondary College

88-128 Rosebank Avenue,

Clayton South

VIC 3169

P: (03) 9546 3233

E: westall.sc@edumail.vic.edu.au

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