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Physical Education in Northland

Physical education (PE) and sports in school play an important role in the holistic development of students. They promote the growth of body, mind and spirit, enabling students to experience the exhilarating sensation of well-being derived from being in an exciting match in a well-loved game, or simply from one’s regular exercise routine. Quality PE and sports programmes that impact the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains therefore are an integral feature of a well-balanced school curriculum.

Physical education is about movement. Movement is fundamental and essential to life, work and play. Movement competency facilitates participation and allows individuals to derive pleasure and satisfaction from physical activities. An individual who can move proficiently has the skills and knowledge related to movement and values purposeful moving for life. Physical education, therefore, is responsible for helping students take on the responsibility of learning by providing them with the capacity to make reasoned and wise choices through a lifelong process of change. Northland’s PE Curriculum addresses this by focusing on:

Education through Movement
Shaping students’ character, instilling good values, cultivate positive attitudes, & people skills to prepare our students with skills for life.

Movement through education
Providing students with programmes that deliver real-life experiential learning & self-expression to empower them with a lifelong love for physical activity and sports.

Focus of our PE curriculum

The school delivers these outcomes by focusing on 4 areas defined under the school’s “F-A-S-T” PE Curriculum Map

Developing students’ ability to take ownership of their fitness to lead a healthy life

Developing students’ character through sports and physical activity grounded on the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resoluteness; developing a love for sport and physical activity

Developing students’ psychomotor competencies and skills so that they can participate in recreational competitive sports and outdoor pursuits

Developing students’ problem-solving and understanding of games and sports classification and strategy so that they can participate in recreational competitive sports and outdoor pursuits

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Components of our PE Curriculum & PE Assessment

Northland delivers an exciting range of activities in PE. Students will be assessed in 3 domains: Psychomotor, Affective and Cognitive

Outdoor Education
Students will develop a love of the outdoors and learn skills to navigate the natural environment. These skills will be used when students go through a progressive outdoor camp experience from 2D1N School-based Camp for Sec 1 students, to 4D3N Overseas Camp in Sec 3.

Physical Health and Fitness
Students will develop skills to lead a healthy lifestyle including physical fitness development, weight management and injury prevention & management.

Games and Sports
Students will develop skills and tactics in a various classification of Games and Sports and learn to participate in recreational competitions for these activities. Students will also be introduced to games outside of the PE Curriculum to widen their experiences as well.

Territorial Invasion Games
Ultimate Frisbee
Touch Rugby

Net Barrier
Mini Tennis

Striking & Fielding Games

Target Games (Introduction only)