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Physical Education

Goals of Physical Education

Goal 1:

Acquire a range of motor skills to participate in a variety of physical activities.

Goal 2:

Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities.

Goal 3:

Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment.

Goal 4:

Display positive personal and social behavior across different experiences.

Goal 5:

Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities.

Goal 6:

Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.

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PE Motto in Saints

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Scope & Sequence of the Secondary Syllabus

The secondary level physical education syllabus builds on the foundation for quality movement laid at the primary level to enhance students’ mature performance across different specialised situations and physical activities, so that students become competent and enthusiastic athletes.


Schools will have the flexibility to plan and offer other interesting activities to their students, where possible, for them to learn, master and apply the skills and understanding in a new context.


The ELOs for outdoor education and physical health and fitness have been identified for specific secondary grades.


For the other learning areas, schools should provide opportunities for students to participate competently, by being able to carry out the physical activities they have learnt in schools independently and safely on their own, beyond school.


At least six different physical activities should be offered, (of which at least one from each game category, i.e., territorial-invasion, net-barrier and striking-fielding) and they could be selected from:


From MOE


Distance running, field events


Social Dancing, modern dance, hip hop

Games and Sports

Basketball, bowling, golf, handball, tennis, archery.



Outdoor Education

Kayaking, rock climbing

Physical Health and Fitness

Aerobics, yoga weight Training


In line skating, martial arts


In Saints

Striking and Fielding

Softball (Modified)

Net Barrier

Badminton, Volleyball

Territorial Invasion

Rugby, Football, Basketball, Floorball, Ultimate, Tag Rugby, Captain's Ball



Outdoor Education

River Studies, Outdoor, First Aid & CPR 

Physical Health and Fitness

NAPFA Training & Health Education.


Swim Safer, Cross Country, Inter Class Games, Sports Day

21st Century Competencies in Physical Education

Physical education has a natural affordance for students to clarify and act on their personal values and demonstrate positive emotions and social behaviours. It is an authentic setting which allows for social interactions to emerge frequently. Furthermore, the interactive and problem-solving nature of many physical activities means that students have numerous instances to communicate positively with others, source for information, as well as to think critically and creatively – all necessary for 21st century living. Through carefully designed learning tasks and activities, changes to student’s attainment of values, social development, and higher order thinking skills can be achieved.


In this syllabus, ELOs for the social and affective development of students are identified for different learning areas across specific levels. However, teachers and schools should appropriately include other affective outcomes which are deemed consistent with their school’s mission, values and Character and Citizenship Education efforts. The teaching of social emotional skills and values must be well conceived and taught through physical education to bring about the total development of our students.