Creating healthy habits at All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus

The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) faculty at All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, is helping to improve the engagement and academic achievement of its students.

Physical education at St Mary’s Campus helps students to develop their fundamental motor skills and encourages a habit of lifelong physical activity.

Developing these heathy habits in students increases the chances of an active adulthood and a lower risk of lifestyle-related diseases. 

As well as the many physical benefits, such education also builds a student’s resilience and enhances psychological wellbeing.

An all-inclusive curriculum

The PDHPE Faculty at St Mary’s Campus offers subjects that cater for students with a range of interests and needs.

The PDHPE course gives students the opportunity to investigate the key factors associated with leading a healthy lifestyle and improving their physical performance, while Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation [note: italics not used in other pieces] allows students to engage in regular physical activity and enjoy the many benefits it provides. 

The SLR Sports Coaching course gives students the opportunity to coach, referee and administer in a range of community events and the Community & Family Studies course equips students to manage their wellbeing in a dynamic, contemporary society.

Exploring Early Childhood is  a hands-on, practical course that helps students develop an understanding of the growth, development and learning of young children.

Developing student sporting skills

For students of All Saints’ College who are particularly interested in sport, the campus offers a number of opportunities to develop their skills and talents.

The Campus Cluster Sport contests run each Friday and the two clusters, Dominic and Sienna, compete in a range of sporting events.

All Saints’ College also has a strong representative sport program that caters for a range of pursuits.  Interested students are given the opportunity to train for these representative teams either before school, after school or on their flexible learning day.

Physical activity is also strongly encouraged during recess and lunch breaks, with sporting equipment readily made  available to students during these times.