Physical Education and Aesthetics
The Physical Education (PE) Department aims to develop students in their physical and social-emotional domains.
The sports education curriculum designed to develop the physical domain of students is organised into four sports education modules – fitness, sports, outdoor and health education. For fitness, the curriculum aims to enhance the students’ physical prowess through health-related and performance-related factors. This aspect has been evaluated through the NAPFA assessment for the secondary two, four and five students and internal measurements for the secondary one and three students. In a nutshell, the curriculum aims to raise students’ self-awareness and self-management of their physical well-being. Besides developing the physical well-being of students, the curriculum also seeks to address students’ psychological well-being. The latter is actualised through a series of specific theoretical lessons on stress management and the PE teachers use teachable moments to cement students’ understanding about perseverance and the importance of working in teams. These concepts are incorporated into the games module of the PE curriculum where students learn game concepts and are subsequently given platforms to practise these concepts in authentic situations. These sporting platforms include games like basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, table tennis, softball, floorball and handball. Students’ understanding and acquisition of these key concepts are then assessed through the use of a theory test and a games module assessment.
In addition to the curriculum, the PE department also organises camps (Secondary One Orientation Camp and Secondary Two Adventure Camp) and sporting events (Jogathon, ACES Day, Sports Fiesta and sports enrichment programmes like bowling, golf and inline skating).
The PE department nurtures the school’s sport leaders through two sports modular programmes that would enable them to assist in the planning and organisation of the various events such as the intra-school competitions, Chaoyang School Sports Day and Anderson Primary School Sports Carnival. The students learn the essence of leading self and others and the spirit of giving back to the society.