Health and Physical Education
The Health and PE curriculum is implemented through a combination of Sports classes for one hour a week, daily morning fitness and health classes run by the classroom teachers or other support teachers. In meeting the implementation of the WA Curriculum in Health and PE staff ensure the health and well being of students are addressed through addressing on anti-bullying, cyber bullying, protective behaviours and well being.
Waggrakine is proud of our many school made nature playgrounds that allow your child to explore nature, interact in the natural environment through unstructured natural play.
Bullying – What is it?
Bullying is defined by three key features:
- it involves a misuse of power in a relationship
- it is ongoing and repeated
- it involves behaviours that can cause harm.
Having a disagreement with a friend, or a single incident or argument is not defined as bullying. These behaviours may be upsetting, and should be resolved, but they are not bullying.
Bullying can also happen online using technology such as the internet or mobile devices. This is also called cyberbullying.
Waggrakine students have exposure through the PAtHS and WA curriculum to understand about bullying and the implications it has on others. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns.
Protective behaviours education focuses on developing the skills of empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills to prevent abuse, reduce violence and promote life-enriching rather than life-depleting experiences. It encourages students to:
assert their right to feel safe
listen to what their body tells them
follow up by taking action to either solve problems on their own or to seek assistance from other people.
The key messages for protective behaviours are that students all have the right to feel safe at all times and that they can talk with someone about anything no matter what it is.