An integrated approach to learning and focusing on contexts that have meaning for children will be followed where possible.
Focus For Learners: In Health & Physical Education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.
Introduction Rotorua Seventh-Day Adventist School will cover Health as part of the Integrated Curriculum focusing on areas of agreed need. Physical Education is on a one year programme. It is intended that all major units be planned co-operatively as a school e.g gymnastics, athletics, swimming etc. Where appropriate Health Achievement Objectives are linked to other major curriculum focuses throughout the year. For example, Achievement Objectives to do with 'Building Self-Esteem' can be linked to Social Sciences. Health Achievement Objectives can also be linked to Physical Education units and vice versa.
The Rotorua Seventh-Day Adventist School acknowledges that:
We will consult with our community when developing health and sexuality education programmes e.g Keeping Ourselves Safe
We will teach basic aquatic skills by the end of Year 6 and practical cooking skills by the end of Year 8.
We will follow safe practices and meet legal requirements for outdoor education programmes.
Christian Special Character
As a Seventh-day Adventist Special Character Christian School we actively promote biblical health messages such as:
abstinence from smoking, alcohol and drug consumption
lifestyle choices such as vegetarianism
Your child may learn awareness around these topics but the emphasis will always be through our Christian Special Character view.
Four underlying and independent concepts are at the heart of Health & Physical Education
Hauora A Maori philosophy of well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana and taha whanau, each one influencing and supporting the others. Attitudes and Values A positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.
The Socio-Ecological perspective A way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others and society.
Health Promotion A process that helps to develop and maintain supportive physical and emotional environments and that involves students in personal and collective action.
Assessment & Evaluation
At the end of each focus integrated unit children will be assessed and the unit evaluated according to the 'focus' Achievement Objective. The Achievement Objectives covered will be tracked over time. PE will be assessed using the Rotorua Seventh-Day Adventist School programme overview format.
The Four Health & Physical Education Strands:
Personal Health and Physical Development Students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes to enhance personal well-being and physical development.
Movement Concepts and Motor Skills Students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes towards physical activity.
Relationships with Other People Students develop understandings, skills and attitudes that enhance interactions and relationships with others.
Healthy Communities and Environments Students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.
Interschool & School Sporting Events
Interschool Bay of Plenty Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Athletics Bay of Plenty Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Basketball Rotorua Rural Schools Cross-Country - Kaharoa Rotorua Rural Schools Swimming Sports - Kaharoa Waikato Christian Schools Sports Tournament Sport Bay of Plenty Sporting Events - e.g Rippa Rugby, Athletics, Cricket World Cup These are attended by Year 4-8 students who are selected.
Rotorua Leagues - After School Teams Miniball/Basketball Touch Rugby Notices to register for these - subject to team numbers.