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Physical Education (PE) Programmes

Goals of PE

  1. Acquire a range of movement skills to participate in a variety of physical activities.
  2. Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities.
  3. Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment.
  4. Display positive personal and social behavior across different experiences.
  5. Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities.
  6. Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.

 

Our Belief

  1. We provide intense instruction in motor and self-management skills needed to enjoy a variety of physical activities.
  2. We keep our pupils active for most of the PE period(s).
  3. We build pupils’ confidence in their physical abilities
  4. We inculcate R.I.C.H.E.R values by providing pupils with opportunities to assume leadership, cooperate with others, and accept responsibility for their own behaviour.
  5. We make PE fun!

 

Programmes

 

P3 SwimSafer

Conducted during curriculum time. All P3 pupils are required to complete the 12-hour SwimSafer Programme.

P5 Outdoor Education Camp

A 3 day 2 night Outdoor Education Programme for Primary 5 pupils to inculcate in pupils: self esteem, self-confidence, perseverance, independence and the value of team work.

Weight Management Programme

A programme designed to help overweight pupils (identified by BMI calculation) cultivate the right habits to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 

Pupils in the 90th to 97th percentile are informed (by Term 1 Wk 3 of each academic year) of their BMI status. Pupils gather once a week during their recess for a 10-minute skipping routine before their meal. Pupils are also advised to bring along a healthy meal for that day to be consumed after the skipping routine. On every Friday morning, P3 to P6 pupils gather in the hall for a 20-minute aerobics routine.

 

Making sense of the BMI indicator

 

Percentile

BMI Status

Less than 3rd

Severely underweight

3rd to 5th

Underweight

5th – 90th

Acceptable weight

90th to 97th

Overweight

More than 97th

Severely overweight

 

The percentile or percentile range shows the relative position of the child's BMI among children of the same age and gender.

Mass Jog

All P4 to P6 pupils are welcomed to join a 20-minute jog in the morning (7.20 – 7.45am) every week. The purpose of the session is to provide pupils the opportunity to participate in a physical activity which will build pupils’ physical stamina over time. It is also a time for pupils to familiarize with their 1.6/2.4km Run/Walk route and develop their pacing for the test item.

NAPFA test

(P4 & P6)

The National Physical Fitness Assessment (NAPFA) test was introduced in Singapore schools in 1982 at the secondary and pre-university levels and in 1992 at the primary level. Since 1992, the percentage of students passing the NAPFA test has been used as an indicator of the fitness level of our student population. The design of the test items in the NAPFA test has evolved and the norms have been updated regularly.


Test Stations

 

NAPFA involves a series of five stations and a 1.6/2.4km Run/Walk. The first 5 station tests are attempted on one day, with a 2-5 minute rest period permitted between stations while the 1.6/2.4km Run/Walk is attempted on another day with at least 2 days rest interval.

The test items are:

 

1.

Sit-ups

Maximum in one minute

2.

Standing Broad Jump

Better of two distances

3.

Sit and Reach

Better of two attempts with floating zero point

4.

Inclined Pull-ups

Maximum in half-a-minute

5.

Shuttle Run

Faster of two 4x10 metre attempts

6.

1.6/2.4km Walk/Run

Minimum time on firm and level surface

Sports Enrichment Programme (SEP)

Pupils of different levels are introduced to different programmes to expose them to various types of sports.

 

Primary 1

Dance Sport

Primary 2

Dance Sport

Primary 3

SwimSafer

Primary 4

Fun Skip

Primary 5

Water Soccer and Grass Volleyball

Primary 6

Bubble Soccer and Grass Volleyball

 

Events

 

Sports Carnival

(P3 – 6)

Sports Carnival is a day for pupils to experience fun and excitement in sports. Pupils of the same house played in organised games against teams of other houses in the same level. The aim is for the pupils to enjoy the sporting atmosphere in the midst of competitive sports. Apart from the team sports, there is also a 100m race put up by selected P5 and P6 runners. Cheering competition is also part of the carnival highlights whereby each house showcases their cheers, props, mascots and creativity to emerge as Cheer Champions.

Lower Primary Games Carnival

(P1 – 2)

Lower Primary Games Carnival provides lower primary pupils the opportunities to participate in organised games on a larger scale where they meet and compete against their peers in the other classes. The main components of each game focus on showcasing pupils’ locomotor skills e.g. run, hop, skip etc and manipulative skills e.g. throwing, catching, hitting etc.

 

Updated 15/02/16