The Physical Education Program at Endeavour Hills Specialist School (EHSS) is tailored to meet the needs of each and every individual student. Student interests and skills are catered for in each session, with activities taking place in purpose-built spaces that facilitate movement, engagement, and participation. With a strong focus on increasing student awareness as to the benefits of staying active, as well as building a positive association with physical fitness and wellbeing, students are consistently empowered to enhance not only their physical development, but also their social and emotional wellbeing, and keenness to participate in recreational activities.
At EHSS, we have a range of state-of-the-art facilities such as a full-sized gymnasium, an outdoor regulation size basketball court, 3 outdoor basketball half courts, a large oval with a regulation size soccer pitch, a PMP room, as well as various play spaces throughout the school. Students have different opportunities within each of these spaces to practice being active, healthy, and safe alongside their peers. Our specialised PE teachers support students to access and participate in activities, applying specific and relevant modifications to help each student to achieve their goals. The aim of each lesson is to encourage every student to challenge themselves and try new things, whilst learning in the process.
During PE sessions, students are provided regular opportunities to develop their basic and complex motor skills. Additionally, whilst participating in various gameplay activities, students are also provided opportunities to develop their skills and understanding of various sporting rules, whilst being an active member of a team. Sports of focus include, but are not limited to, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Cricket, Bowling, Badminton, Athletics, Dance, Volleyball and Golf. Some areas of focus within each of these sports include throwing, catching, striking, kicking, control and invasion games, and fitness and wall games.
As an additional component of each PE session, students are exposed to the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). This is a movement-based program focused on developing co-ordination, fitness, locomotion, gross motor skills, balance and tracking skills. Students are offered experiences that are relevant and enjoyable, as well as challenging.