Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) is a compulsory subject at St Paul's in Years 7,8,9 and 10. From Year 11 students can choose whether to take PE for NCEA Level 1. In Year 12(NCEA Level 2) students can choose to take PE or Sports Science, this continues onto 13 PE , 13 PE Sport Science .

Performance PE is university-approved and leads to tertiary study.

Years 7-10

Physical education applies a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for young people. Students take part in a range of games, sports and adventure-based learning, which together teach inter-personal skills such as being inclusive and working in teams. Learning in physical education involves the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, and attitudes central to physical education, together with recognition of its potential for integration with other curriculum areas. The SPL Way set of values promoting respect, honesty and aiming for excellence underpins each class.

Year 10 seeks to build on movement skills previously developed through participation in physical education, these skills will form the basis for further learning in years to come. The course enables students to develop an appreciation of the value of participation in physical activity as a lifelong endeavour.



Years 11-13

PE 1 PE 1 is a theory-based course with practical lessons to support learning. Students study anatomy, body mechanics, exercise physiology, the science of performance, and undertake critical thinking assignments such as looking at the issue of drugs in sport.

Sports Science has a large practical component with a focus on physical learning. Students start by participating in a range of activities and keep logs, progress to visiting a local primary school to lead a PE unit, coach a SPL team for 20 hours, complete a weight training unit and undertake a comprehensive First Aid certificate.

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