Health and Physical Education
The Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum is organised into 2 strands:
- Personal, Social and Community Health
- Movement and Physical Activity
Within the Personal, Social, and Community Health strand students will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build satisfying relationships and to make health enhancing decisions.
Integral to the Movement and Physical Activity strand is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently participate in physical activities.
Students participate in 1 x 30minute practical; skills based lesson each week and 1 x 60min health lesson each week. Within the Movement and Physical Activity program there is a focus on active play, adventure activities, fundamental movement skills, sports, lifelong activities and expressive movement. The health program focuses on food and nutrition, mental health, safety, relationships and drugs.
A comprehensive learn to swim program covering stroke correction, survival skills and water safety is offered to students in Year 1 and 2. The program takes place at the end of Term 4.
During the year, children in Years 4-6 participate in a weekly afternoon sports program. In Term 1 and 4 students will have an opportunity to choose a sport or physical activity from the following list- Yoga, Touch, Netball, Rugby League, Newcombe, Futsal, Badminton, Soccer, Cricket and Basketball. Students are taught basic game skills, rules, movement sequences, tactics and strategies. Afternoon sport programs are supported by the various specialists within the local community. Sport options each term will vary depending upon the timing of carnivals such as the annual Athletics Carnival, Interschool Sport Gala Day and the availability of sports development officers.
Throughout the year, the senior primary students will have the opportunity to be part of Netball, Baseball, Futsal, Aussie Rules and Rugby League teams. They will also have the opportunity to trial for Mulgrave District sporting teams. There is a pathway for students to progress from Mulgrave District to Queensland State level.
Hambledon State School has emerged as a sporting powerhouse within the Cairns region. In past history, the school has won multiple regional Netball and Rugby League carnivals. Students representing the school have also performed exceptionally well at district level winning the past seven Cross Country events. The school has also achieved great success in Athletics.