Supporting Student Well-Being and Character
Fostering well-being enhances learning and develops happier students. At Stamford, physical education and health studies represent a significant part of school life to create athletic prowess, character, confidence, and sportsmanship.
Physical and health education helps students understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. The course fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to contribute to a student's balanced and healthy lifestyle. Students will explore various concepts that help foster an awareness of physical development and health perspectives, empowering them to make informed decisions and promote positive social interaction.
Physical and health education helps students:
- Appreciate and respect the ideas of others
- Develop effective collaboration and communication skills
- Build positive interpersonal relationships
- Develop social responsibility
- Value physical activity
- Relieve stress and anxiety
Physical Education Curriculum
The physical education curriculum focuses on the core gross and fine motor skills at each grade level and globally recognized competitive sports. Whether your child is a novice or experienced athlete, our expert faculty will ensure an engaging and active lesson that builds skill and expertise at their level. The physical education curriculum covers a diverse range of activities supported by our 10,000sq foot arena, three outdoor areas, 25m heated pool, access to multiple sporting fields, outdoor adventure sports, and activities.
- fitness and health related activities
- striking and fielding games
- invasion and tag games
Stamford students attend Physical Education classes from Pre-Primary to Grade 10 weekly. In grades 11 and 12, we offer the optional "Sports for Life" Stamford course to further the focus on biological and physical science in sports to provide a deeper understanding of sports, exercise, and health.
In addition to the physical education classes offered at Stamford, various after-school athletic co-curricular activities (CCA's) are also available for students who want to dedicate more time to sport. For students looking at competitive-level sports, Stamford offers the option of joining teams such as basketball, soccer, and swimming.