Personal, social and physical education (PSPE) at Clearwater Bay School is concerned with the individual’s well-being through the promotion and development of concepts, knowledge, attitudes and skills that contribute to this well-being. Well-being is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a student’s experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle.
The PSPE curriculum operates across three strands:
- Active Living
At Clearwater Bay School, all teachers support the development of aspects of PSPE.
All primary students engage in physical education for two learning sessions a week. Physical education teachers work collaboratively with class teachers in developing transdisciplinary units where appropriate. In addition to the class sessions, the school offers a range of team and individual sporting activities and primary events, such as athletics and swimming.
Through the programme of inquiry and pastoral care, teachers support the development of social and personal education.
The development of a student’s well-being can be implicitly and explicitly addressed through all areas of the PYP curriculum. Therefore, every teacher has a responsibility to support each student’s personal, social and physical development through all learning engagements both within and outside the programme of inquiry. The IB learner profile is integral to teaching and learning in the PYP because it represents the qualities of effective learners and internationally minded students. The learner profile, together with the five essential elements of the programme—knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action—informs planning, teaching and assessing in PSPE.
Clearwater Bay School is committed to the implementation of Restorative Practices. Through Restorative Practices we seek to enhance relationships among students, and between students, teachers, and parents, so as to nurture our sense of community at Clearwater Bay School. A positive school climate, in which young people feel connected, is the best environment for learning.