Physical Education


Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. Research in fields such as sociology, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology informs what we understand about healthy, safe and active choices. Health and Physical Education offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.

In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation. As students mature, they develop and use critical inquiry skills to research and analyse the knowledge of the field and to understand the influences on their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They also learn to use resources for the benefit of themselves and for the communities with which they identify and to which they belong.

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, students develop proficiency in movement skills, physical activities and movement concepts and acquire an understanding of the science behind how the body moves. In doing so, they develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport both in Australian society and globally. 

Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can acquire, practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills. The Health and Physical Education curriculum addresses how contextual factors influence the health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns of individuals, groups and communities. It provides opportunities for students to develop skills, self-efficacy and dispositions to advocate for, and positively influence, their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Healthy, active living includes promoting physical fitness, healthy body weight, psychological wellbeing, cognitive capabilities and learning. A healthy, active population improves productivity and personal satisfaction, promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces the occurrence of chronic disease. Health and Physical Education teaches students how to enhance their health, safety and wellbeing and contribute to building healthy, safe and active communities.

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.


At Chelsea Heights Primary School each student belongs to a house team. The four house teams consist of Beazley, Boardman, Robinson and Wells. Students in Levels three to six participate in house carnivals in terms one, two and three.

Term One:  House Swimming Carnival

Term Two:  House Cross Country Carnival

Term Three:  House Athletics Carnival



Term One:  District Swimming

Term Two:  District Cross Country

Term Three:  District Athletics


Below is a link to the School Sport Victoria website which has information for parents regarding sporting events and trials.


Students in Levels 5 and 6 participate in Interschool Sport throughout the year. Term one and four are summer sports such as: cricket, basketball, walla rugby and volleyball. During term two and three students play winter sports such as: football (AFL), netball, soccer and teeball. Students play against other schools in the district on Friday mornings. There is a Summer and Winter Lightning Premiership (round robin tournament) which happens over one day in term two and three where all of the schools in the district play against each other to see which school will represent the district at the next level.


Swimming Program:  Foundation – Level 4

Students in Foundation all the way up to Level Four are offered the opportunity to participate in an eight day intensive swimming program at Toby Haenen Swim Centre. As Toby Haenen is part of the local school community, students walk to and from the pool.

Beach Program:  Level 5 and 6

Students in the senior school are offered the opportunity to continue developing their swimming, water safety and survival skills through the Beach Program which is held at Chelsea SLSC. The program is a two day intensive program.


Physical Education Coordinator: Mr Travis Stevenson