Physical Education

Teacher: Mr Cobber Headland

In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to make decisions and take action to strengthen their sense of personal identity and autonomy, build resilience, manage risk and develop satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to take a critical approach to questioning physical activity and health practices and to use inquiry skills to research factors that influence the health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns of themselves, individuals, groups and communities. As students grow and mature, they learn to access, analyse and apply a variety of resources for the benefit of themselves and the communities to which they belong.

Our approach to Physical Education focuses on the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities in various contexts and settings. Students learn about how the body moves; how to approach and resolve challenges; how to optimise movement performance; and the benefits of physical activity to themselves, others and communities. Through movement in a variety of contexts and settings, students acquire, practise, manage and refine personal, interpersonal, social and cognitive skills.

All students at Beachlands Primary School actively participate in our Physical Education Program. Our commitment to Physical Education also provides our students with opportunities to practice fundamental skills during our Faction Friday whole-school sport. Students are encouraged to work on their team skills, promoting sportsmanship and a positive attitude within their factions.

We have three Factions at Beachlands Primary that are led by three Year 6 leaders.


Batavia Bull Sharks

Gilt Dragon Geckos

Zeewijk Phoenixes