Physical Education

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Physical Education Staff Members

  • Mr D. Master (Acting Principal Teacher)
  • Miss R. Campbell (Acting Principal Teacher)
  • Mr G. McCallum (DHT)
  • Mrs J. Chalmers (DHT)
  • Miss M Clyde (Principal Teacher Pupil Support)

Overall Aims

  1. To stimulate and encourage enthusiastic participation in physical activities, to develop a positive attitude towards P.E. as part of the school curriculum and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyle.

  2. To help pupils to see Physical Education as,
      • a major feature in their lives related to leisure, employment and culture,
      • part of a wider body of knowledge and skills e.g interpersonal and problem solving skills.

  3. To help pupils to understand,
      • the importance of safe practice within Physical Education.
      • the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
      • the importance of exercise towards a fit and healthy lifestyle.

  4. To help pupils develop a range of personal qualities such as politeness, tolerance, perseverance, initiative, co-operation, self discipline and independance.

  5. To help pupils establish and develop self-esteem and confidence through physical activity.

  6. To help pupils work independently and as part of a team in a variety of activities, in so much as Physical Education has a contribution to make in the development of core skills such as working with others, communication and problem-solving.

  7. To help pupils develop informed opinions and to be able to support them with reasoned argument.