With the weather quietly changing as we head into the tail end of Term Three, it has been wonderful to see so many students out enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, and beautiful natural environment that we are lucky to have here at Braemar. In a time were sedentary behaviours seem to take up much of people’s days, it is so important to have time to dedicate to your health and wellbeing, to develop knowledge and skills about how to lead a healthy life and to encourage active lifestyles within our community.
Thursday 12 September is National HPE Day. Throughout the week (Monday 9 – Friday 13) there will be a range of activities on offer to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all students and staff at Braemar. There will be a step-a-thon, a basketball free-throw competition, dance and skipping sessions, staff versus student netball games on both campuses, and a guest speaker at assembly – hopefully something for everyone to get involved in and enjoy. Being physically active in some way each day can have benefits not only to your physical body, but to your social health through cooperation, communication, and teamwork skills, and to your intellectual health and emotional and mental wellbeing through improving concentration, sparking creativity, and managing stress and anxiety.
The HPE team is looking forward to seeing everybody involved and hope that you all enjoy the activities available. If you have any questions regarding HPE week or HPE in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Jessie Shipp
Instructional Leader – Health & Physical Education