To nurture every individual into strong, healthy, and dynamic learners through creative, vigorous and challenging experiences
The QtPS PE department believes in nurturing every individual into strong, healthy, and dynamic learners through creative, vigorous and challenging experiences. Aligned to the PE Syllabus, we implement the curriculum with the focus on mastery of fundamental motor skills for lower primary students and extend that to more complex skills and concepts at the upper primary.
PE lessons at QtPS are students centered and allow students to learn new skills progressively through the activities planned.
Formative assessment for PE is done to provide students with feedback on their development of skills. For summative assessment, we make use of our school based PE assessment structure using the Queenstown Card (Qt Card) where the assessment of the students in PE comprises the social/affective, cognitive and physical domains. We seek to provide parents and students with feedback on not only their progression in physical skills but also in the way students worked with their peers and their knowledge on good health habits and games concepts.
To complement the PE curriculum, we engage our students through the organization of sports related events such as the biennial Swimming Carnival and Athletics Fiesta, as well as the annual Sports Carnival.
P3 SwimSafer Programme
Swimming is part of the PE syllabus. As we believe that it is an important life skill for the students, we are integrating the swimming lessons into the P3 PE lessons. The P3 SwimSafer Programme aims to build students' water confidence and enhance their strokes.
It consists of a total of 10 lessons and assessment will be conducted nearing the end of the programme. Students are grouped according to their current competency level, with each group consisting no more than ten students with one swimming instructor. At the end of the programme, students are awarded the swimming certificate according to the level of competency they have achieved.
The annual P4 camp is a 3 days 2 nights stay for all P4 students. We aim to bring students' out of their comfort zone via a series of activities which help them to learn to be independent, foster friendships and overcome challenges. The camp is a school programme through which we raise our students’ Social Emotional Competencies through activities such as high elements (Zip Line, Abseiling, Rock Climbing and Challenge Rope Course), low elements (Problem Solving and Team Building Games) and finally gathering for a campfire.
Sports Education Programme-SEP
Sports Education Programme (SEP) is organized for P3-P6 students in effort to enrich them by allowing them to apply skills and concepts learnt during PE lessons to a new sport by exposing them to sports which may be uncommon to them. For the P3 and P6 levels, SEP takes on the structure of a one-day post exam programme while for the P4 and P5 levels, SEP involves an 8-session programme which allow the students to be exposed to a new sport.