Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education at Southern Montessori is concerned with holistic human development. We strive to establish positive self-concepts and relationships for the children, and to achieve optimum health for the individual and their families. We also hope to emphasize the importance of physical activity for growth and functioning.
Health and physical education is structured around three main strands of learning:
- Physical activity and participation
- Personal and social development
- Health of individuals and communities
Students participate in 1 x 60 minute lesson per week, plus a team sport practice for students competing in organised competitions. We have the benefit of many fantastic parent volunteers and staff who help with the training and weekend competitions.
Daily Fitness is an important component of the program and is highlighted by the school Sports Day and Preschool Sports Day where the focus is on participation and having fun.
In addition, students have the choice of participating in the Active After School Communities Program and other community events such as the City to Bay.