East Maitland Public School

Respect Responsibility Learning

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Students at East Maitland Public School actively participate in the three main areas set out in the PDHPE K-10 Syllabus.

Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

EMPS promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of all students.  Our students participate in lessons designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for building respectful relationships, building on their personal strengths and exploring their own personal identity. Students develop strategies to manage the many changes and challenges they will face throughout their school journey.

Movement Skill and Performance

At EMPS, students are encouraged to be active participants in a broad range of physical activities. This focus is to help students develop movement skills, improve physical fitness and increase confidence to engage with physical activity. Our students develop fundamental movement skills to participation in basic games, activities and sporting events. These skills Movement skills are applied across the school in fun games and activities from K-6.

Students have the opportunities to participate in a variety of extra-curricular sporting teams such as our Aboriginal Dance Group, Star Struck group, Basketball, Cricket, Touch-Football, Rugby League and Rugby Union teams. These teams regularly participate in completions and gala days. EMPS also provides opportunities for students to participate in swimming, athletics and cross-country. 

Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles

At EMPS, students learn about the relationship between health and physical activity. Students develop the knowledge and skills to make healthy and safe choices and take action to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the community. EMPS students participate in PE skills programs and PE ‘brain breaks’ during the day. They engage with a range of health issues and identify strategies to keep them healthy, safe and active.

Students at EMPS participate in activities covering both Drug Education and Child Protection.