Secondary PE Department

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Curriculum Overview

Through implementing ACARA benchmarks and utilizing Understanding by Design (UbD) unit planning tools while using physical activity as a medium to help students acquire and apply this knowledge, the PE Department will prepare students to be healthy, active, and able to meet 21st century challenges that they will face over the course of their lifetime. At the end of the 4 years, students will be able to understand and demonstrate all the skills and knowledge of being a physically educated person.

The Department aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills as follows:

Aim 1 = Access, evaluate and synthesize information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, well-being, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan

Aim 2 = Develop and use personal, behavioral, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships 

Aim 3 = Acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings

Aim 4 = Engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes 

Students in SIS will be exposed to sports in the following genres: Net-barrier, Territorial, Striking, Individual, Aquatics and Athletics. In general, the students will develop competency in these core sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Softball, Swimming and Athletics. There may be inter-house competitions at the end of some units to promote interest, competency, and sportsmanship.

The PE curriculum is generally in synchronization with the International Schools Sports Federation (ISSFHK) sporting seasons. This will better prepare our students for sports competitions in the ISSFHK, and will enable some of our athletic students to be adept in a greater number of sports.


Students will be assessed primarily based on their cognitive, physical, and affective capabilities through the medium of various sports/physical activities over the course of the year.  

Secondary 1-4 PE

Physical = 70%

Cognitive = 20%

Affective = 10%


Physical = Students are assessed on their manipulative, locomotor, stability, and specialized sport skills across multiple sports and within various contexts. This also includes their ability to apply tactics/strategies, and meet performance benchmarks within various physical activities. 

Cognitive = Students are assessed on their ability to understand the rules, transferable strategies, transferable skills, and underlying theoretical elements of competitive sport. This is demonstrated by the students through verbal, written, or physical application. 

Affective = Students are assessed on their ability to demonstrate transferable character based attributes on a consistent basis both inside and outside the physical education classroom. These items include maximizing safety, perseverance, teamwork, respect, responsibility, fair play, leadership, and a willingness to demonstrate their knowledge (physically or cognitively).

Year Group Differentiation  

Secondary 1 = Focus on learning specialized sport skills through static, closed, or modified game situations. They also learn the basic rules of sport, simple strategies/tactics, and how to apply affective attributes within the physical education classroom environment. 

Secondary 2 = Focus on refining their specialized sport skills through taking part in physical activities or modified games with higher degrees of complexity and challenge. They also utilize/apply transferable strategies (both physically and cognitively) and affective attributes of greater complexity/degree of difficulty to allow them greater opportunities for success in full sided games. 

Secondary 3 = Focus on learning advanced specialized skills, strategies/tactics, and theoretical aspects of skill development/enhancement within full sided games or competitions. They also utilize the components of health+skill/sport related fitness to improve, achieve, and maintain health enhancing levels of physical fitness.     

Secondary 4 = Focus on utilizing the knowledge, physical skills, and affective attributes they have learned from S1 - S3 into the creation, implementation, and refinement of their own sporting tournaments/physical activities or programs that enhance the health/fitness of themselves/others. Secondary 4 serves as the culmination of their time in the SIS PE program where much of the learning is placed on their ability to act independently of the instructor in order to prepare them for their time in our DP program. This will also give them practice in applying/understanding how to achieve health enhancing levels of fitness while fostering their own skill development through the medium of sport/physical activities of their choice over the course of their lifetime.



Patrick Wong
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Keith Wojewnik  
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Jonathan Webber  
PE Teacher
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