RATIONALE Increasing awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle in our rapidly changing societyis crucial if we are to live a long and healthy lives not only physically but also mentally, socially and spiritually. PDHPE allows students to grow on so many levels so that they can not only live fulfilling lives but also positively contribute to society.
ENCOURAGES UNDERSTANDING OF SELF AND OTHERS Students are more likely to Take control of their lives Make positive lifestyle choices Work cooperatively with others Seek help when needed
PROMOTES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Encourages and motivates children to be more physical activity Can help to improve self esteem PE lessons at school contribute to daily exercise recommendations
EMPHASISES IMFORMED DECISION MAKING Builds students decision making skills Students able to learn about developmental and environmental issues that are relevant to them Students have the opportunity to confront difficult issues and are able to learn and practice strategies which can be used in real life situations