Health and Physical Education
In our rapidly changing society, there is increasing community awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles and a growing recognition of the need for students to be active, responsible and informed decision-makers. The Health and Physical Education Key Learning Area provides students with the knowledge, practical skills and values necessary for meeting these needs and for developing a better quality of life for all, for now and in the future.
The World Health Organisation defines health as:
"..a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
Individuals are said to lead a healthy lifestyle when they live in a way that allows them the greatest chance of achieving and maintaining mental and physical, social and spiritual well-being.
At St Monica's Health and Physical Education is an important key learning area as it encourages an understanding and valuing of self and others, promotes physical activity and emphasises informed decision-making leading to effective and responsible action. Children are encouraged to participate in all Physical Education activities in the spirit of good will and cooperation. As this is an integral part of St Monica’s curriculum, teachers will require a note if your child is to be exempt from such a lesson.
To develop and enhance the St Monica’s school spirit, the children are placed into one of four houses. The children are involved in team house activities throughout the year which promote fair play, team work, cooperation and good sportsmanship. Children are allocated to a house when they commence at St Monica’s; siblings are always in the same house.
Blue – Mirri Red – Buru Green - Mugga Yellow - Walga