Health & PE
At Kinross PS we offer Health and Physical Education as specialist areas. In Health and Physical Education, students learn how to enhance their own and others' health, safety, well-being and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. The Health and Physical Education curriculum (P–10) offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.
Integral to Health and Physical Education is 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.
Mrs Nat Kaminski is our PE specialist. Mrs Kaminski runs a Jogging Club every Tuesday morning where students run laps to earn medallions and complete half and full marathons as their hours build up throughout the year. Mrs Kaminski is also a talented Dance Teacher and utilises this skill to teach students who perform in the Crown Performance each year at Burswood.
Our students all participate in PE for one session each week and regularly participate in fitness activities and brain breaks with their classroom teachers. Students also participate in the Jump Jam Program and we have a designated Jump Jam Club. The JUMP JAM aerobic program is a ‘Kidz Aerobix’ resource kit for schools, created by 2x World Aerobic Champion Brett Fairweather, specifically for primary and intermediate students and teachers. Designed to challenge fundamental movement skills, increase fitness, develop student leadership & motivate students to move and enjoy exercise.
Our senior students participate in Senior Sport each week where they learn team games and train for the Summer and Winter Carnivals.
All students are involved in Cross Country and Athletics and selected students compete in interschool carnivals. Students also participate in swimming lessons at Joondalup Arena.
Mrs Leanne Dearle is our specialist health teacher. She works each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and teaches mainly Years 3-6. Mrs Dearle has been trained in Drug Education and Mental Health and Well-Being.Mrs Dearle organises Mother/Daughter and Father/Son nights as part of our students learning about Puberty. She works closely with the School Nurse as needed. Mrs Dearle works closely with the Sunshine Committee which focuses on the Health and Well-Being of our Kinross community. A health and Well-being day
Through Health Education, students learn how to enhance their health, safety and well-being and to contribute to building healthy, safe and active communities. It provides opportunities for students to develop skills, self-efficacy and dispositions to advocate for, and positively influence, their own and others' health and well-being.