Primary Years

Physical Education in Primary is concerned with the individual"s well-being through the promotion and development of knowledge, attitude and skills that contribute to an active, healthy lifestyle. The development of such a lifestyle in young students can be implicitly and explicitly addressed through all areas of the Primary curriculum. Physical Education at the Primary level, then, involves more than student participation in sports and games. Its purpose should be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.

The most important objectives for PE in the IAA Primary School is to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term, healthy living and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. Therefore, PE should cultivate specific opportunities for learning about movement and through movement in a range of contexts.