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Physical & Health Education

Updated on 20 April 2017

Vision   A healthy lifestyle for everyone
Mission   Developing a healthy mind and body
Goals   Cultivate a vibrant culture
  • Character development and inculcate leadership qualities in students through PE
  • Develop students' motor and games skills to strengthen physical well-being of students
  • Equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue and enjoy a physically active and healthy lifestyle

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Bring along a bottle of water or isotonic drink for any PE lessons/sports/CCA activity (Isotonic or sports drinks are also recommended for any activity that lasts more than an hour). Drink sufficient fluids to prevent the body from overheating; passing clear or light-coloured urine is a sign that an individual is adequately hydrated. Avoid strong coffee or alcohol because they can cause dehydration. Ideally, drink about 300ml of water 30 minutes before exercise, 200ml to 500ml every half-hour during exercise and 500ml after exercise.
The environment should be safe and suitable for the sport the students participate in. If the sports activity involves rough waters or steep terrain, wear proper protective gear, and check that all safety precautions are in place. To avoid getting caught in bad weather, check the weather forecast before a sports activity. Cancel or postpone any outdoor activity if there are signs of heavy downpour or lightning and seek shelter if the students are caught in stormy weather. 

To keep students and yourself injury-free, practice the following:
  • Do warm up and stretching exercises to tune up the body muscles before a sports activity. 
  • Allow the body sufficient time to cool down and wind down properly after the activity. 
  • Understand the rules of the game, proper techniques and fair play to reduce the risk of injuring yourself or harming others.
Warming up and active stretching exercises prepare the mind, heart, muscles and joints for higher levels of exertion during a sports activity. They also improve performance and prevent injuries. Cardiovascular exercises involving your heart, lungs and leg muscles, such as jogging, brisk walking or jumping jacks, can help the students to warm up. All sporting activities should end with static stretching and cool down exercises. Let's make it a habit to warm up and cool down before each sport activity. 

Essential Skills
Wearing protective sport gears and using the correct sports equipment reduce the risk of injury and harm. Examples of protective gear include helmets for cyclists/inline skating and shin guards for soccer or hockey players. First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification are essential skills in a critical situation. Everyone is encouraged to equip themselves with such emergency response skills. All of us have a role to play in ensuring a fun, invigorating and safe sporting experience. For assistance, please approach the general office or PE teachers to help in First Aid administration. Nutrition The Health Diet Pyramid is a guide to help students and you plan a well-balanced daily diet. Generally, the daily food intake should have more servings of items from the Pyramid's lower tiers and fewer servings of items from its upper tiers. 

Place the students' interest before yours
Every child has an equal right and opportunity to play, regardless of ability, age, gender, economic status, or any other social discriminator. Every child has the right to play in a safe and non-threatening environment, free of injury or abuse. Every youth has the right to equipment that is in serviceable condition, suited for the task and purpose, and appropriate for his/her age and ability. 
Be a role model
Every individual in youth sports will conduct himself or herself in a manner that demonstrates the values of friendship, respect, excellence, sportsmanship and fair play. Every parent or guardian must be proactively involved in the youth's participation in sports. Everyone who coaches or works in youth sports must be adequately trained, screened, and has the relevant experiences and skills. 

Have fun, winning is not everything
Every sporting opportunity must engage youth and heighten their overall experience for the individual. Every youth has the right to, and will be provided with, holistic development in their participation in sports. All youth sports environments will be free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or any illegal performance-enhancers.

 Key Programmes 
ProgrammeTarget GroupTimelineRemarks
P5 Camp (Local)P5Term 1Annual P5 camp
P3 SwimmingP3Term 3Survival skills, water safety
Height and weight takingAll levelsOn-goingTracking of pupil’s height and weight
Sports Carnival(P1, P2, P3) & (P4, P5, P6)Term 4Inter class challenge
NAPFA (6 items)P4, P6Term 2 & 3NAPFA training and test
Sports Education Programme (SEP)All levelsTerm 4Sports and games exposure for the pupils
Healthy Body Healthy MindAll levelsOn-goingSports and games for pupils (Overweight)
Staff GamesStaffOn-goingPromoting Healthy lifestyle
Recess ProgrammeAll-levelsOn-goingLoan of PE equipment for PLAY during recess

Health Education

VisionHappy Students, Healthy Mind   
Mission To create meaningful experience that relates to health and fitness needs. 

Key Programmes
Healthy Meals in Schools Programme (HMSP)
The school collaborates with Health Promotion Board (HPB) to create a Health Promoting Environment through our Canteen Programme.

The HMSP aims to
1. increase awareness of healthy nutrition
2. increase consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole-grains
3. reduce intake of saturated fat, salt and sugar

As such, the school and canteen operators follow closely the 9 Guidelines by HPB for this programme. 

A healthy set meal now in Mee Toh School is healthily prepared with the inclusion of food from the four food groups and 20% of whole-grains. 

STAR Award in Collaboration with Restroom Association Singapore (RAS) 
Every year, the Primary 3 students will be educated about the importance of having clean toilets during their Health Education lessons. They will then design posters to educate the other students and staff in school. Their works will be selected to be put up in the various restrooms in school.  Prior to that the works will also be displayed at Vesak Day Celebration and HE leaders will also do their part to bring awareness to the visitors and public on that day. RAS will do an assessment of the school efforts in educating the school population in this area.  A physical assessment of the restrooms is also conducted. 

Blood Pressure Awareness Programme in Collaboration with Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF)
This programme by SHF aims to bring awareness to our Primary 5 students the danger of High Blood Pressure that is a major medical issue in many Singaporeans. In the 1-hour programme, the students also learn about good habits to prevent High Blood Pressure. One of the highlights in this programme is that the students are taught how to use and read the Blood Pressure Monitor.  Each student will also get to loan out a BP Monitor to bring home to measure the blood pressure of the family members.