RATIONALE FOR TEACHING PDHPE INSCHOOLS Health affects children and adults, so it is important that concepts of personal development, health and physical education are taught in Primary Schools in order to encourage healthy lifestyles into adulthood.
SKILLSPDHPE is important because it helps studentdevelop the following skills which are essential in allaspects of life Communicating skills Decision making skills Interaction skills Moving skills Problem solving skills
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDINGPDHPE helps students to develop their knowledgeand understanding in many aspects Interpersonal relationships Active lifestyle Dance skills Games and sports Growth and development Personal health choices Gymnastics
VALUES AND ATTITUDESPDHPE also helps students to developtheir values and attitudes by: Learning to respect the right of others Enjoying a sense of belonging Accepting responsibility for personal and community health Developing their own worth and dignity
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY Healthy kids are active kids Therefore PDHPE is a key learning area within primary curriculum