St Francis School B'Kara

The Gymnasium & Yards



Physical Education focuses on developing physical fitness and the ability to perform and enjoy day-to-day physical activities with ease. During Physical Education, students at school also develop skills necessary to participate in a wide range of activities. Regular Physical Education lessons help students to be more physically and mentally active, fit, and healthy throughout the scholastic year. The aim of Physical Education within the school is to develop physical educated students, with an increased knowledge of how their own body works and how healthy food habits can improve their physical and mental well-being. Throughout the scholastic years, students are being provided with opportunities to attain the skills and knowledge to be more physically active as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Physical Education helps students develop physical skills and confidence in different sports areas. Year 1 to Year 3 students are engaged in activities that help them obtain and improve skills, such as Running, Jumping and Landing, Catching and Throwing, Striking, Balancing and getting used to different implements. Year 4 to Year 6 lessons focus more on lifetime sports skills such as Tennis, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Track & Field and Swimming. Throughout the years, students have been experiencing a swimming lesson per scholastic year. Students are exposed to different game tactics, formation and rules/regulations of each different sport. Students experience these skills throughout their weekly lessons as scheduled on the timetables. Lessons per class are held twice weekly in time slots of 40 minutes (before break-time) and 50 minutes (after break-time).


Through Physical Education students are also developing social skills. Every time, students are reminded to be responsible for their own behaviour, especially when getting in and out of the premises. Attention and care must be used when using school equipment. Physical Education equipment must be used in the manner prescribed by the activity, especially when handling rackets, batons and ropes.


Students are made aware that their P.E. kit must always be kept up-to-date, clean, clearly labelled and they should be responsible to wear it when they have their Physical Education lessons. It is vital that students do not wear any form of jewellery during the lesson. No long earrings, rings or bracelets are allowed, as these do not form part of the Physical Education attire. In accordance with the School Policies: the P.E. Winter Uniform consists of a BLUE track suit, the YELLOW school t-shirt, and WHITE socks and running shoes. On the other hand, the P.E. Summer Uniform includes the YELLOW school t-shirt, NAVY BLUE shorts, WHITE socks and running shoes. Girls are to wear YELLOW hair accessories.


Ms. Alexia Calleja - P.E. Teacher