A curriculum designed to equip students for the challenging world of the twenty-first century needs to ensure that students develop as people who take increasing responsibility for their own physical wellbeing, their own learning, their own relationships with others and their role in the local, national and global community.
Victorian Essential Learning Standards, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
Authority, Victoria, Australia (2008)
Personal and Social Education (PSE) is concerned with the ongoing development and growth of the student in respect to feelings, beliefs and behaviours and how they interrelate. It also considers the interaction of the student within the family, school, community and society. All teachers in the Junior School teach Personal and Social education.
Physical Education (PE) is taught by a single subject teacher and aims to give students a wide variety of physical and health related activities and experiences, in order that students are able to make informed choices throughout their lives. In addition to health related activities, PE incorporates the development of body control and spatial awareness, athletic skills, gross and fine motor skills and cooperation and communication skills to ensure students can actively participate in a range of games and activities.
PSPE), the development of overall wellbeing, is defined through three strands: