Sport and Physical Activity Policy

Framework and Philosophical Underpinning


Effective from 23 August 2007


The Catholic Education Office determines the Key learning outcomes from the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The outcomes are achieved through three distinct strands:

Promoting the Health of Individuals and Communities  

Enhancing Personal Development 

Developing Concepts and Skills for Physical Activities 


The first two strands are incorporated into the classroom teacher's planning for each term. The third strand may require technical expertise that is not readily available within the school and outside expertise may be required.

School programs will be designed to encourage all students to be actively engaged in problem solving and decision making strategies and to make informed decisions and to consider and take appropriate actions for promoting their own and others health, participating and interest in physical activities and development.

At the beginning of each academic year, the HPE coordinator will provide an overview of the HPE calendar to the school community. In addition, the HPE coordinator will at the beginning of each term, publish a list of specific activities for that term.

Parents and students will receive notification of selected trials for all sports catered for in the West Taylor Bridge Zone via the school newsletter. It is the Principal's responsibility to determine if the student is allowed to compete but it is the parent's responsibility to take the student to and from any trial venues.


Teacher may request parents to assist with special school events such as Sports Day.


Policy Statement:

St Joseph's School believes that all students regardless of gender, race, ability, skill level, able-bodiness and age are entitled to an equal opportunity to develop concepts and skills for physical activity. To achieve this, the school provides a wide range of physical activities that incorporate fundamental movement patterns and coordinated actions applicable to all sports.