Health & Physical Education
Heidelberg Primary School sets out to encourage the enjoyment of physical activity and we participate in a wide variety of team and individual inter-school sporting events. A Perceptual Motor Program is run for Prep, Grade 1 and 2 students and all students participate in Physical Education each week.
We are fortunate to have a heated indoor swimming pool, an extremely rare asset among government schools. All grades have access to the pool, where learn-to-swim and water safety programs are conducted in a safe and caring environment throughout the year.
As a part of our program on health, we emphasize the student’s own worth, and their understanding of the worth of others; their dignity and rights as individuals, and as members of groups. Students develop an understanding of the use of food to provide nutrients for growth, energy, repair and regulation of the body’s physical functions.