Curriculum - Health & Physical Education


At Kalgoorlie Primary School, health lessons are being taught in classrooms and then the component of physical education lessons are conducted outdoors, using the open spaces provided.  

Health and Physical Education is the curriculum area that engages students in worthwhile learning experiences to develop skills, knowledge, self-efficacy and dispositions that will enable young people to live healthy and active lifestyles. The learning areas draws on a number of sub-disciplines including, physical education, health education, personal development, outdoor education and recreation, nutrition, dance and sport.

Students from years one to six are encouraged to make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing. Throughout the year they are provided with the opportunity to develop interpersonal and collaborative skills, good communication, decision making and goal setting skills.

Topics that we cover throughout each term are linked to the sub strands outlined in the Australian Curriculum.

In health the topics we cover are: Being healthy, safe and active, Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing, Contributing to healthy and active communities. In Physical Education the topics covered are: Moving our body, Understanding movement and Learning through movement.

Students identify attitudes and values for a healthy, active lifestyle and demonstrate values consistent with the prevention of ill-health; the acceptance of personal responsibility for their health and physical activity levels; and a commitment to personal achievement.  



The sporting calendar is always full of exciting and challenging events, where students get the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports at different levels, both socially and competitively. School and interschool carnivals are always a highlight and it’s great to see the wonderful support from parents and the community.