Physical and Health Education

MYP physical and health education aims to empower students to understand and appreciate the value of being physical active and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. To this end, physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Physical activity and health are of central importance to human identity and global communities. They create meaningful connections among people, nations, cultures and the natural world, and they offer a range of opportunities to build intercultural understanding and greater appreciation for our common humanity.

MYP Physical Education Aims
The TIS Physical Education program aims to contribute to the development of a student’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social maturity. The aims of health & physical education are to enable students to develop:

  • An interest in the promotion of health and wellness
  • The motivation to participate fully in all aspects of physical education
  • Their optimal level of physical fitness
  • Effective communication strategies, verbal, non-verbal and written
  • The skills and understanding necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities, for example: practicing, refining, adapting, thinking, interacting
  • The ability to reflect critically on all aspects of physical education, including being a critical performer
  • An understanding of international perspectives on physical activity, sport and health education
  • A lifelong interest in and enjoyment of physical activities as a participant

IBO MYP Physical and Health Education subject brief

Subject Specific Information
All students will be required to change into appropriate PE clothing (shorts, sweatpants, t-shirts) and appropriate footwear (tied up running shoes) with non-marking soles.  All items must be recognizable sports attire – no jeans or beach-wear! At the completion of class students must change clothes.  PHE Units will include some theory lessons. Therefore, all students will be expected to keep an accurate PHE diary.

MYP Units

  • Grade 6: Netball, Football, Games Around the World, Fitness, Dance, Athletics
  • Grade 7: Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Fitness, Modern games, Athletics.
  • Grade 8: Football, Volleyball, Dance, Basketball, Fitness, Athletics, Minor Games.
  • Grade 9: Invasion Games, Fitness, Gymnastics, Court Games, Dodge Ball, Athletics, Minor Games.
  • Grade 10: Invasion Games, Fitness, Minor Games, Court Games, Step Aerobics/Fitness, Athletics.
MYP Physical and Health Education Assessment Criteria
Throughout the year, the students are assessed no less than twice per criteria, per semester with the exception of criteria B which is only done once per year. All criteria are graded out of eight.

  • Criteria A: knowing and understanding
  • Criteria B: planning for performance
  • Criteria C: applying and performing
  • Criteria D: reflecting and improving performance