Physical Education and Health

Unique and Essential Learning

Forest Street Primary School recognises that Health and Physical Education (HPE) is a unique and essential learning area focused on educative purposes. At Forest Street, we believe that the purpose of HPE is to provide ongoing,
developmentally appropriate and explicit learning about health and movement.

We follow the Victorian Curriculum priorities that provide opportunities for students to:

  • acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions to advocate for and positively
    influence their own and others health and wellbeing; and
  • acquire movement skills, concepts and strategies to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.

Health and Physical Education is an entitlement for all young people in Australian schools – The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.


Forest Street subscribes to a strengths-based approach in Health and Physical
Education, wherein teachers take account of the range of their students’ current
levels of learning, abilities, strengths, goals and interests, and
accommodate diversity by providing flexible groupings, multiple means of
demonstrating knowledge and skills, and ongoing assessment.

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