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Physical and Health Education

VISION

A healthy lifestyle for everyone

 

MISSION

Develop a sporting culture and practice good health habits and attitudes in Zhonghua Primary School


PE PROGRAMMES

Programme

Target Group

Timeline

Remarks

CCA Bonding Session

School Team Members

Term 1

Competitive CCAs

CCA Oath Taking Ceremony

School Team Members

Term 1

Competitive Sports CCAs

Sports Day

P1 - P6

Term 2

Inter House Challenge

P1 Camp (Local)

P1

Term 2

P1 to P6 Camp Progression Programme

P2 Camp (Local)

P2

Term 2

P1 to P6 Camp Progression Programme

P3 Camp (Local)

P3

Term 3

P1 to P6 Camp Progression Programme

P4 Camp (Local)

P4

Term 3

P1 to P6 Camp Progression Programme

P5 Camp (Local)

P5

Term 2

P1 to P6 Camp Progression Programme

PAL P1

P1

On-going

Sports and Games, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Outdoor Education

PAL P2

P2

On-going

Sports and Games, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Outdoor Education

NAPFA

P4 & P6

Term 2

NAPFA Training and Test

CCA Orientation

P3 – P6

Term 2

CCA Recruitment Drive

Staff Games

Staff

Throughout the year

Promoting Healthy Lifestyle

P3 Swimming

P3

Term 1 and 2

Survival Skills and Water Safety

Recess Programme

P1 – P6

On-going

Loan of PE equipment for ACTIVE PLAY

Health Assembly Talks

P1 – P6

Throughout the year

Nutrition, Physical and Mental Health Education

Dental Talks

P1, P3 and P5

Throughout the year

Dental Health Education

Parents Support Group Programme

PSG Members

Term 4

Nutrition, Physical and Mental Health Education

 


1. Individual

  • Bring along a bottle of water or isotonic drink for any PE lesson/sports/CCA activity (Isotonic or sports drinks are also recommended for any activity that lasts more than an hour).
  • Drink sufficient fluids to prevent the body from overheating; passing clear or light-coloured urine is a sign that an individual is adequately hydrated.
  • Avoid strong coffee or alcohol because they can cause dehydration.
  • Ideally, drink about 500ml of water 30 minutes before exercise, 250ml to 500ml every half-hour during exercise and 1000ml after exercise.

2. Environment

  • The environment should be safe and suitable for the sport the pupils participate in. If the sports activity involves rough waters or steep terrain, wear proper protective gear, and check that all safety precautions are in place.
  • To avoid getting caught in bad weather, check the weather forecast before a sports activity.
  • Cancel or postpone any outdoor activity if there are signs of heavy downpour or lightning and seek shelter if the pupils are caught in stormy weather.

3. Fairplay

To keep pupils and yourself injury-free, practise the following:
  • Do warm-up and stretching exercises to tune up the body muscles before a sports activity.
  • Allow the body sufficient time to cool down and wind down properly after the activity.
  • Understand the rules of the game, proper techniques and fair play to reduce the risk of injuring yourself or harming others.

Warming up and active stretching exercises prepare the mind, heart, muscles and joints for higher levels of exertion during a sports activity. They also improve performance and prevent injuries.

Cardiovascular exercises involving your heart, lungs and leg muscles, such as jogging, brisk walking or jumping jacks, can help the pupils to warm up. All sporting activities should end with static stretching and cool down exercises. Let's make it a habit to warm up and cool down before each sport activity.

4. Essential skills

Wearing protective sports gear and using the correct sports equipment reduce the risk of injury and harm. Examples of protective gear include helmets for cyclists/inline skating and shin guards for soccer or hockey players.

First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification are essential skills in a critical situation.

Everyone is encouraged to equip themselves with such emergency response skills. All of us have a role to play in ensuring a fun, invigorating and safe sporting experience. For assistance, please approach the general office, PE teachers or CCA sports teachers for help in First Aid administration (19 First Aid trained staff).

5. Nutrition

The Health Diet Pyramid is a guide to help pupils and you plan a well-balanced daily diet. Generally, the daily food intake should have more servings of items from the Pyramid's lower tiers and fewer servings of items from its upper tiers.

6. Placing pupil’s interest first

  • Every child has an equal right and opportunity to play, regardless of ability, age, gender, race, economic status, or any other social discriminator.
  • Every child has the right to play in a safe and non-threatening environment, free of injury or abuse.
  • Every youth has the right to equipment that is in serviceable condition, suited for the task and purpose, and appropriate for his/her age and ability.

7. Be a role model

  • Every individual in youth sports will conduct himself or herself in a manner that demonstrates the values of friendship, respect, excellence, sportsmanship, and fair play.
  • Every parent or guardian must be proactively involved in the youth’s participation in sports.
  • Everyone who coaches or works in youth sports must be adequately trained, screened, and has the relevant experiences and skills.

8. Have fun, winning is not everything

  • Every sporting opportunity must engage youth and heighten their overall experience for the individual.
  • Every youth has the right to, and will be provided with, holistic development in their participation in sports.
  • All youth sports environments will be free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or any illegal performance-enhancers.

9. Lesson Procedure

Pre lesson:
  • Proper PE lesson plan at hand
  • Check availability and condition of equipment and venue (to set up in advance if required, mark out play area, etc)
  • Take note of special pupils with medical conditions (e.g. asthmatic, heart problem, wheel chair bound, skin rashes, etc)
  • Class size (number of boys and girls)
    • Facilitate grouping
    • Correct number of equipment
 
During lesson:
  • Health checks (physical and mental state)
  • Brief summary of day’s lesson
  • Groupings (if necessary)
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Water breaks
  • One voice (teachers speaks pupils listen, raise hand for questions)
  • Simple and short instructions for pupils
  • Demonstration if possible
  • Encouragement/motivational feedback
  • Check progress of pupils in order to advance
  • Return equipment in an orderly fashion/manner/system
  • Proper lesson closure and health check (any negative change in physical/mental state)
  • No rough play (advice/reprimand pupil if necessary)
  • No running (without proper reason) with implements
  • Report any injuries/problems to teacher immediately
 
Post lesson:
  • Summary of lesson to pupils
  • Evaluate lesson (strengths, improvement)
  • Plan for next lesson
  • Keep equipment (back to original storage place)
  • Switch off all lights and fans
  • Lock up the venue (lock and key)

10. Use of Indoor* and Outdoor** venues

  • The entire Zhonghua Primary, including the indoor and outdoor facilities and carpark areas, are designated smoke-free. All users are to refrain from smoking in these areas.
  • No coloured soled shoes should be worn on the indoor courts.
  • All users must be in the appropriate sports attire and footwear when using the facilities.
  • All users are required to take good care of the facility / equipment. Any damage should be reported to the General Office.
  • Please note that no food or drinks are allowed in the indoor facility.
  • Please note that the PE Department is not responsible for providing any sports equipment to users of the facility. Users are to submit their request at least 1 week in advance.
  • All users are required to clear all litter after using the facility.
  • All users are advised not to use the outdoor sports facility during inclement weather (raining or lightning).
 
Indoor (any timing)
  • Hall
  • Indoor Sports Hall
 
Outdoor (only from 0700 to 1100 and 1500 to 1900)
  • Parade square
  • Basketball court
  • Street soccer court

11. Swimming pool rules and regulations

  • Users must have proof of identity when requested by using the pool staff. Users without valid passes are liable to pay entry fees or will be refused admission to the pool. Payment is by Cash Card only.
  • Users of the swimming pool must wear proper swimming attire. No underwear is to be worn under the swimming attire.
  • The pool staff reserves the right to deny usage of the swimming pool to anyone, who in their opinion, is suffering from any infectious or contagious disease.
  • Users must take a shower before entering the swimming pool.
  • Spitting is prohibited.
  • The diving pool is not open for recreational use.
  • No plunging and diving are permitted in the pool.
  • Unless approved by the pool staff, no swimming aid or equipment is allowed.
  • No running is permitted on the pool complex.
  • An adult guardian must accompany any child under 12 years of age when the child is in the swimming pool.
  • Children above the age of 6 years are not permitted to enter changing rooms of the opposite sex. Users are required to change their clothing in the changing rooms.
  • Only pool staff are allowed to wear footwear on the pool deck.
  • Swimmers must exit the swimming pool at the sound of the lifeguard’s whistle, 15 minutes before the closing time of the swimming pool complex or when it is deemed unsafe to be in the pool during inclement weather.
  • The consumption of food and flavored drink are not permitted at the pool vicinity.
  • No animals are allowed in the swimming pool complex.
  • Users are requested to take good care of the facilities and equipments of the swimming pool complex. Any damage should be reported to either the Teacher, Pool Supervisor or lifeguards immediately. If the damage is not a result of normal wear and tear, the users will be held responsible for its repair/replacement.
  • For security reasons, users are encouraged not to bring valuables to the pool facilities.
  • The Sports and Recreation Centre, Pool Supervisor or Lifeguards reserve the right to refuse usage of the swimming pool to any person who breaches the aforesaid rules and regulations. Appropriate action by the Sports and Recreation Centre would be taken against anyone who fails to comply by the rules.

12.  Gym rules and regulations

  • Access to the gym will only be granted to staff and pupils (to be accompanied by teachers).
  • Users are required to record their attendance onto the attendance record sheet.
  • At all times, pupils entering the gym must be accompanied by a teacher.
  • Users should have their physician’s approval for the appropriate exercise regime.
  • Users shall be dressed in appropriate sports attire at all times.
  • Appropriate sports shoes are to be worn at all times while in the gym.
  • For hygiene reasons, a towel must be used at all times and users are to wipe the equipment after usage.
  • No food and drinks are allowed at the workout area.
  • Users should place their personal belongings outside the gym room.
  • No user is allowed to tamper with the electrical switches and gadgets in the gym.
  • Users must adhere to the instructions in the usage of the exercise equipment.
  • Users must observe all safety regulations pertaining to the use of exercise equipment.
  • Weights lock must be used at all times while using the bar bells for safety reasons.
  • Users must re-rack all weigh plates, bar bells and dumbbells after each use. Under no circumstances shall any exercise equipment be removed from the gym.
  • A user who is responsible for the loss or damage of the equipment due to act of negligence shall bear the cost of repairing or replacing the equipment.