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Physical activity

The benefits of being active go far beyond the physical.

Health and physical education helps your child develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for confident, lifelong participation in sport and recreation activities. It enables them to make responsible decisions about physical activity and to promote their own and others' health and wellbeing.

Schools have committed to providing your child with at least two hours of physical activity every week. Many schools have sports programs such as hockey, netball and football and have teams that play in local association, club or interschool competitions.

Schools also hold athletics and swimming carnivals, encouraging friendly competition, good sportsmanship and a healthy lifestyle.