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Physical Education

Aims

The philosophy of holistic education at Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) is one that prepares students for life after college through a curriculum aimed at achieving academic excellence and physical well-being.

The ACJC PE Programme is structured to prepare students for a lifetime of fit and healthy living. It aims to inculcate an active awareness of the benefits of physical fitness and also to provide students with a framework upon which they may plan and pursue sports and recreational activities hereafter.

The aims and objectives of the programme are for students:
  • to develop a healthy level of physical fitness including aerobic efficiency, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and agility.
  • to acquire knowledge and understanding about the need to adopt a lifestyle which is healthy, in relation to exercise and dietary habits.
  • to learn and develop the ability/skill of swimming in at least one recognised stroke, as part of ensuring water-survival and open up opportunities to other water sports.
  • to participate in both competitive and recreational sports, and
  • to nurture socially approved patterns of personal and interpersonal behaviour such as sportsmanship, leadership and team spirit.

Approaches

Physical Education in ACJC is taught using a variety of approaches ranging from skill development, games concept and differentiated instruction. From 2021, blended learning in PE will be introduced to help students take ownership of their learning and physical fitness. These lessons will incorporate the Health Education Modules, as well as physical fitness to help students develop in 21st Century Competencies.

Programmes

Students will undergo a diverse range of modules taught over two years. At the end of JC2, students should have experienced at least a module from each of the categories listed.

Game module

Games are essential in the PE Curriculum as they offer a variety of activities that students, having experienced them in PE, may continue to pursue after leaving College. Games are excellent for the development of physical fitness and motor skills. Games also help nurture socially approved patterns of personal and inter-personal behaviour.

Land based games are taught in the following categories:

Invasion Games
Divided Court Games
Striking and Fielding Games
Basketball
Badminton
Softball
Hockey
Table-Tennis
Cricket
Netball
Tennis
Rounders
Rugby
Volleyball

Soccer


Ultimate Frisbee


Floorball


Handball


Tchoukball



The specific games taught in PE take into account the physical facilities and resources available, staff availability as well as the needs and interests of the students.

Track and Field Module

The basic fundamentals of the various disciplines are taught. In track, the activities covered include, sprinting, hurdling, and the relays. In the field component, activities include the jumps (high jump, long jump or triple jump) and the throws (javelin, shot put or discus).

Swimming and Water Survival Module

Our water-based curriculum includes swimming, water survival and water-based games. Within the swimming component of the curriculum, students are grouped and taught according to their ability level. Basic water survival is incorporated into the module. Students also get to experience games like water polo.

Educational Gymnastics, Rhythm and Movement Module

Activities in Educational Gymnastics include Rolls, Jumps, Vaulting and Balances. Students are taught to link and sequence their movements so that body control and awareness are developed.

Rhythm and Movement is integrated within the gymnastics curriculum. Emphasis is placed on awareness of body movement in relation to rhythm.

Physical Conditioning

This is structured to prepare students for the requirements of the annual IPPT/ NAPFA test. It is essential for students to recognise the benefits of physical fitness and its importance in daily living. This component is conducted during the single PE periods.

Health Education Module

Health Education is aimed at educating students in the field of personal health and fitness. Amongst the topics covered include the designing of a personal fitness programme, nutrition, weight control, smoking and drug abuse and stress management.

Administration and Policies

  1. Attendance for PE lessons is compulsory. Absentees without valid reasons will face disciplinary action.
  2. Request for exemption for all PE lessons on medical grounds is to be accompanied by a valid medical certificate, which is to be submitted to the HOD (PE) annually.
  3. The standard college PE attire must be worn. Attire can be purchased at the ACJC Sports Complex. Alternatives to the PE attire are strictly not allowed.
  4. The IPPT/NAPFA Test is conducted in May for JC2 students. This is a compulsory assessment, conducted under the guidelines of the Ministry of Education. All students are encouraged to aim for a pass based on their age requirements.