Health & Physical Education



  • The Health and Physical Education program promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of attitudes, skills and movement competence. The program helps young people learn about factors, including nutrition, that promote and protect the physical, social and emotional health of individuals, and they learn to identify harms associated with particular situations and behaviours, and how to take action to minimise these harms.


  • access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan
  • develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships
  • acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
  • engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
  • analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.



  • All students at our school will study a sequential Health & Physical Education course based upon achievement standards contained within the Victorian Curriculum F-10
  • Classroom teachers will provide a sequential Physical Education skills and sporting program for all students.
  • Classroom teachers will provide
  • Learning opportunities must be provided that cater for the identified needs of each student.
  • Student progress in both dimensions of Health and Physical Education will be reported in half and end of year academic reports.
  • Students in P-3 will be timetabled for daily 20-30 minutes physical education sessions, while students in 4-6 will be timetabled for 3 hours per week including a maximum of 90 minutes for sport, the balance dedicated to physical education.
  • Budgets that provide for the needs of both the Health and Physical Education programs will be developed by staff and resourced by school council.
  • Eskdale Primary School joins with other small schools in the cluster to facilitate swimming, athletics and cross country events, as well as winter sport and cricket.