The physical education programme aims to build a strong foundation for the development of broad-based physical competencies and opportunities for recreational participation. Building upon the physical education programme, the sports Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme provides opportunities for specialisation in a sport, and together, they contribute to holistic education and the development of 21st Century Competencies to better prepare our students to thrive in a fast-changing and highly-connected world.
Goals of Physical Education
Goal 1: Acquire a range of movement skills to participate in a variety of physical activities.
Goal 2: Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities.
Goal 3: Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment.
Goal 4: Display positive personal and social behaviour across different experiences.
Goal 5: Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities.
Goal 6: Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.
The 3Ds Approach for Physical Education
The department adopts the 3Ds approach - Develop, Differentiate, Demonstrate to maximize learning and to help our students achieve the goals of physical education:
A: Develop - Provide broad based learning opportunities to expose students to a range of physical skills from the 6 learning areas in the PE syllabus (Sports and Games, Athletics, Outdoor Education,Educational Gymnastics, Dance, Physical Health & Fitness).
B: Differentiate - Cater to the varied learning needs of students through customized learningexperiences based on students’ level of proficiency and confidence.
C: Demonstrate – Create platforms for students to apply skills learnt and to reflect on their learning.
Swimming is one of the learning areas in the MOE PE syllabus for primary schools and the SwimSafer Programme is a national water safety programme introduced by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC) to teach swimming proficiency and water survival skills to children in a fun manner to minimize drowning incidences. Our SwimSafer programme is conducted every Wednesday in Term 3 at Bishan Swimming Complex.
The department organises the annual P5 outdoor adventure camp to provide students with hands-on learning experiences. Through the camp, we hope to develop appropriate outdoor skills through physical activities, cultivate an attitude of care and appreciation for the environment, and thoughtful consideration of the risks and safety of self and others, provide a platform for students to demonstrate CHIP values – Compassion, Humility, Integrity and Perseverance, and develop social emotional competencies and confidence in overcoming challenges.