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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education – Stage 3 Foundation Statement

Fundamental Movement and Physical Activity
Students apply, adapt and vary movement skills in dance, gymnastics, games and sports. They understand the elements of movement and compose and perform movement sequences with control and coordination in various contexts. Students demonstrate teamwork, tactics and strategies when participating in team games. They demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental movement skills of leap, kick, two-handed strike and dodge and apply them in a range of challenging physical activity contexts. Students participate in a range of moderate to vigorous physical activities and apply movement skills with increased confidence and precision. They investigate the effects of physical activity on health and monitor and evaluate physical activity levels.
Activities: Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Movement Skills: Striking, Goal-setting for Physical Activity
Healthy Choices
Students examine key factors that contribute to a balanced lifestyle and keeping safe and healthy. They examine nutritional information, disease prevention and the effects of drugs on the body and they identify behaviours that impact on wellbeing. Students assess the safety of situations in home, school, water and road environments and identify appropriate responses. They describe and practise a range of personal safety strategies that could be used in threatening or abusive situations. They take responsibility for personal decisions, recognising the effects that decisions have on self and others.
Activities: Benefits of Not Smoking Poster, Goal-setting for Physical Activity, Coping Strategy Scenarios
Self and Relationships
Students describe the factors that influence personal identity and examine the physical, social and emotional changes that occurduring puberty. They devise strategies for coping with change, grief and loss. They value the differences between individuals and challenge discrimination and harassment. Students value different roles and responsibilities in relationships, the importance of communication and they practise positive ways to deal with conflict.
Activities: Coping Strategy Scenarios
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