As a school we understand the need to work together for the best possible outcomes for your children. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions on how we can best maximise the learning for your child. Every child is different and parents know their child best, so it is important that we seek your knowledge to guide our learning programs.

At least once every two years the boards of trustees is required to consult with the parent community about the school’s health and physical education programmes. The purpose of this consultation is to outline the content, how it is delivered and ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all students within the school.

This page outlines our Health and Physical education programme which is linked in one curriculum document.  For the purpose of providing clear information, they have been separated on this page.

 

Health and Physical Education at Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School provides a nurturing, child-friendly environment where students feel safe, supported and secure.  Opportunities are provided for students that promote a sense of self-value and worth. Students generally interact positively with each other with senior students taking on a variety of leadership roles.

Leadership opportunities are also provided in Physical Education with students being selected as team captains and cultural leaders. All students are provided with a variety of activities of a competitive nature and those necessary to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

 

Programmes and Programme Implementation

Health and Physical Education are linked in one curriculum document.  For the purpose of providing clear information about the programmes we provide they have been separated into two sections.

 

Health Curriculum

The following key areas are identified in the curriculum document.  They may be included in the two yearly cycle of Health teaching.  Each key learning area has aspects that may be taught at all year levels.  (Please note there is a separate and more detailed consultation process for Sexuality Education)

 

Key Area of Learning

 

Clarification and Possible Programme Content

 

Mental Health

 

Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Personal identity and self worth
  • Stereotyping and discrimination
  • Effective interpersonal relationships
  • Drug and alcohol use and misuse (Years 5-8)*
  • Keeping ourselves safe
 Sexuality Education  

Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Interpersonal skills and attitudes to enhancing relationships
  • Knowledge, understanding and skills related to sexual development- physical, social and emotional
 Food and Nutrition  

Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Nutrition for growth and development across all ages
  • The links between nutrition, exercise and well- being
  • The cultural significance of food
  • Food safety
 Body Care and Physical Safety  

Opportunities to develop skills and understanding about:

  • Personal body care
  • Prevention of illness, injury, infection, disease, common lifestyle disorders
  • Identifying environmental hazards
  • Self-responsibility

 

Physical Education Curriculum

The following key areas are identified in the curriculum document.  They may be included in the two yearly cycle of Health teaching.  Each key learning area has aspects that may be taught at all year levels.

 

 Key Area of Learning Clarification and Possible Programme Content
 

 

Physical Activity

 

 

Opportunities to develop:

  • Movement skills in a range of areas
  • Cultural practices in physical activity
  • Their own attitudes and behaviours in physical activity settings
 

Sport Studies

 

Opportunities to develop:

  • Skills for participating in diverse sporting roles
  • Skills to manage competitive and cooperative environments
 

Outdoor Education

 

Opportunities to experience:

Adventure activities and outdoor pursuits that focus on physical skill development, fun and enjoyment

 

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School offers a range of programmes and activities, competItive and non-competitive, for students to develop their sports skills and team work such as:

  • Athletics 
  • Touch Rugby
  • Rugby
  • Tag
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Inter-school Sports-South West Zone
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Inter-House sports break challenges- games and activities
  • Year 7 & 8 Camp
  • XCITE Program

These activities are provided by staff and outside agencies.

 

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

We have consultation evenings throughout the year and this is a great way to get involved. Consultation evenings are an opportunity for you to voice your opinions and share with us what you think we are doing well and what you would like to see in the future.