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Department Overview

To take ownership of their own health and understand the implications and benefits of involvement in physical activities (lifelong participation in physical activities). The Physical Education Department believes in nurturing physically educated YTzens who are passionate to pursue lifelong physical activities. To inject elements of fun and joy in learning, various events are designed for our YTzens. 

LevelsProgramme Overview
Secondary 1Programme includes the inter-class netball competition and dance. 
Secondary 2YTzens undergo the Handball SEP (Sport Education Programme), where they develop coaching, leading, managing and officiating skills. The culminating event for the SEP is the inter-class Handball competition, which will run into its ninth edition this year. 
Secondary 3
YTzens have the privilege to choose from a list of elective sports to learn. They will make friends from different classes across their level while picking up a new skill.
 Graduating CohortConclude their final lap in YTSS with an inter-class Frisbee competition before their national exams.

Philosophy, aims and goals of Physical Education

The philosophy of PE in YTSS is to allow the occurrence of participation in a student-centred teaching curriculum as opposed to a teacher-centred teaching curriculum. The teacher facilitates learning activities that have the potential to provide students with a holistic education that promotes social-emotional, physical, and cognitive learning outcomes. The emphasis is on active learning that involves the processes of decision-making, social interaction and cognitive understanding for our students.

PE Learning Outcomes for YTzens:


Confident Leaders
  • To be able to articulate what they have learnt in PE@YTSS
  • To build character through sport
  • To be creative and have self-confidence during PE
  • To perform a variety of physical activities with understanding (e.g. demonstrate)
  • The ability to play and understand the rules and concepts of games in at least two games in each of the following classifications:
        1.     Territorial/invasion games
        2.     Net/wall games 
        3.     Striking/fielding games 

Active Citizens
  • To participate fully during PE and encourage participation amongst other YTzens

Global Thinkers
  • To take ownership of their own health and understand the implications and benefits of involvement in physical activities (lifelong participation in physical activities)
  •  To be passionate about learning new things

PE Department's programmes that develop our YTzens holistically:


Sports Education Programme Module
  • The PE Department offers the Sport Education Programme (SEP) Module which creates opportunities for the Secondary 2 students to be engaged in not only the techniques of playing different games but also in sport-related research work.


Holistic Health Programme
  • The programme is focused on fostering healthy habits and behaviours in our students by seeking to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge of an active and healthy lifestyle. Selected Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 YTzens take part in the Holistic Health Programme in May. The Secondary 1 students embark on kickboxing, health profiling and healthy cooking activities. The Secondary 2 students go out of school for a learning journey. The Secondary 3 students undergo a NTUC Fairprice nutritional tour and activity conducted by our in-house nutritional experts, the PE teachers themselves!


Secondary One Dance
  • The Dance programme is catered to all Secondary 1 students. The dance programme teaches students basic dance movements and simple dance chorography. At the end of the year, selected groups gain the opportunity to take part in the culminating programme Time2Dance, where they showcase their talents to the rest of the Secondary One Cohort.

YT Fiesta @ Park
  • The department also organises YT Fiesta at the Park every year. In 2018, it was held at Sembawang Park. The Fiesta consists of 3 components: The Cross Country Run for all levels, Tag Archery Competition for selected Secondary 2 and 4 students and Orienteering for selected Secondary 1 and 3 students. Its objective is to bond students and staff in a mass activity that promotes healthy and active living.


Mission & Vision

MissionTo nurture physically educated YTzens who pursue lifelong physical activities
VisionA distinctive Physical, Health, and Dance (PHD) curriculum designed for YTzens

Key Programs / Enrichment for students 


YearActivityAchievements
2018
Holistic Health Program
Fostering healthy habits and behaviours in our students by seeking to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge of an active and healthy lifestyle
Participation
2018
YT Fiesta
Bond students and staff together in a mass activity that promotes healthy and active living
Participation
2017
Presentation at Physical and Sports Education (PSE) Conference 
Shared with the fraternity at a national conference on Integrating Assessment for Learning and Habits of Mind into PE lessons
Participation
2017
Holistic Health Programme 
Fostering healthy habits and behaviours in our students by seeking to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge of an active and healthy lifestyle
 Participation
2017
YT Fiesta 
Bond students and staff together in a mass activity that promotes healthy and active living
Participation

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