Physical and Health Education

MYP physical and health education aims to empower students to understand
and appreciate the value of being physically active while developing
the motivation for making healthy and informed life choices.
To this end, physical and health education courses foster the development
of knowledge, skills and attitudes contributing to a balanced and
healthy lifestyle.
Students engaged in physical and health education will explore a variety
of concepts that help foster an awareness of physical development
and health perspectives, as well as positive social interaction. Physical
activity and health are of central importance to human identity and
global communities, creating meaningful connections among people,
nations, cultures and the natural world.
Through physical and health education, students learn to appreciate
and respect the ideas of others, and develop effective collaboration and
communication skills. This subject area also offers many opportunities
to build positive interpersonal relationships that can help students to
develop a sense of social responsibility and intercultural understanding.
The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and
enable students to:
• use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts
• participate effectively in a variety of contexts
• understand the value of physical activity
• achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
• collaborate and communicate effectively
• build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility
• reflect on their learning experiences.