- i) To develop individual physical competence and knowledge of development for an active and healthy lifestyle.
- ii) To nurture positive values and attitudes in sports and recreation, by providing a good foundation for lifelong and life-wide learning.
- iii) To promote social, cooperative and problem solving competencies by providing a quality physical education experience
b) Scope of Service
- i) PE Sessions
Provide PE Sessions for students to fulfill the Physical Activities (PA) requirements. DP students should complete 10 hours of PA within the four-year DP programme as one of the exit requirements.
Students may register for a PE session via the e-Campus.
- ii) Coordinate the School Teams
Students are welcome to join the school sports team by attending their selected session.
Schedule of training can be found from the information listed on SAO website.
- iii) Management of sports facilities
The following sports facilities are available in the Sports and Amenities Centre at Block B:
- i) Swimming Pool
- ii) Multi-purpose Room with table tennis set-up
- iii) Fitness Centre
- iv) Dance Room
- v) Sports Hall (for basketball, volleyball, football or badminton)
- vi) Music Room
- i) Swimming Pool
Students are welcome to make use of the facilities to maintain their physical well-being. The opening hours of each facility can be found on the e-Campus.
Holidays in Hong Kong
何謂體育？體育 – 是傳統五育之一，香港教育局指體育是「透過身體活動進行教育」。體育幫助學生提升不同身體活動所需的技能，瞭解有關活動及安全知識，以發展活躍及健康的生活模式。
另外，國立台灣師範大學體育系亦指出運動教育學是一門從教育觀點出發，探討有關運動的教育理論與實踐。就語意上而言，「運動」泛指人類文化中有價值之身體動作、活動和遊戲，而「教育學」一字源自希臘文παιδαγωγία (paidagōgia)，” país”意指「兒童」，”agōgia”則意味著「引導」。整體來看，體育是對成長中的個體發展產生影響，進而提升人類生命品質的一門學問。
不論古今中外，皆認為體育不單令人強身健體(education of physical)，也強調透過體育運動能建立正面之價值觀和積極的態度(education through physical)。因此，本校不但提供設施讓學生使用，更視體育運動是整體教育之一部份，故對使用者參與體育活動有一定要求。
正如前文所述，參與體育運動亦是學習過程之一，從中可學會如何建立正面之價值觀和積極的態度。因此，我們希望參與者可尊重此學習過程，而穿著正確服飾體現了對體育運動的尊重。就如同學求職面試時會穿著整齊西服，畢業時須穿著畢業袍，我們對參與正式體育運動的同學所穿的服飾亦有一定要求如在英國全英草地網球和槌球俱樂部(All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club)，即大家熟悉之溫布頓球會便列明參與網球的會員必需穿著全白色之網球服。而參與高爾夫球亦有服飾限制，不符合有關規定之高球服飾將不被容許進行運動。如要進一步瞭解體育服飾之要求，可翻閱各項運動其正式規則。
Sports Activities and Sports Attire
A workman must sharpen his tools if he wants to do his work well. This also applies to sports activities. If you wish to take part in different sports activities like gym and ball games
safely, it is important to be in suitable attire. Not only can it ensure the safety of users, but also it is respect to sports.
Sports is one of the five-dimension education. According to Hong Kong Education Bureau, it means “education through the physical”. Sports can help students brush up on different body skills including the understanding of activities as well as the safety knowledge. As a result, an active and healthy lifestyle can be developed.
Sports lay emphasis on establishing positive values and attitude. This also helps boost many abilities including self-confidence, cooperation, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and aesthetics. As Physical Education plays a significant role in both learning and life, the Education Bureau has made it compulsory that Physical Education is included in primary and secondary schools for 5-8% of the total lesson time.
Moreover, the Physical Education Department at National Taiwan Normal University pointed out that Physical Pedagogy’s theories are based on education. It also explores sports related education theories and practices. From the point of semantics, “Sports” generally refers to meaningful body movements, activities, and games in human culture. “Physical Pedagogy” is originated from a Greek word παιδαγωγία (paidagōgia). “País” means children while “agōgia” means “leading”. As a whole, Physical Education affects the growing up of human and through this, the quality of life can be improved.
In all the times and all countries, people have believed that physical education is not only the education of physical, but also the education through physical which implies the establishment of positive values and attitude. Therefore, the college does not only provide facilities for students, but also sees physical activities as part of the education. Base on the belief, we have certain requirements towards joiners when they take part in physical activities.
Who is suitable to join physical activities?
There is a certain danger in sports but through modern science, many can benefit from taking part in sports activities. If you wish to improve your body functions, establish positive values and attitude and are willing to follow the simple rules and principles, you are suitable to join physical activities.
Why is it compulsory to wear sports attire?
Not only can the suitable attire ensure the safety of users and people around, but also you will be more comfortable when you work out. When you are exercising, the breathing rate will be elevated, the blood circulation will be increased, and the body temperature will be raised. Vasodilation on skin surface will help lower the body temperature. Nowadays, the sports attire is marked with moisture permeability and whether it is ventilate. This kind of clothing can speed up perspiration process and maintain the body temperature. Through perspiration,
the body temperature will be adjusted to standard. The suitable sports attire can absorb and penetrate the moisture and remove from the body. This can regulate the body temperature so as to prevent overheating.
Moreover, the speed and range of body movements during exercise are higher than daily lives. Because of that, the design of sports attire is usually light and tensile recoverable.
Apart from feeling comfortable, wearing sports attire gives you greater freedom of moving, and you will not get hurt easily. Most of the sports attire do not have large pockets or prominent accessories. Before exercising, the pockets should be cleared to prevent injuries caused by hard objects’ hinder and restriction. Therefore, wearing trousers with the leather belt or less stretchable is not suitable for exercising.
As mentioned before, participating in physical activities is one of the learning processes. Students can learn how to establish positive values and attitude. Therefore, we hope that participants can show respect towards the learning process in which suitable attire can help. It is just as the case where students dress in business attire in job interviews and wear graduation gown in graduation ceremony. We have particular requirements towards the participants taking part in formal physical activities. For example, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which is also known as Wimbledon, states that it is a must for members playing tennis to wear all-white outfits. There are also some limitations towards golf players. For those who do not follow the dressing rules, they will not be allowed for playing golf. For further information, please visit the standard rules for each physical activity.
Why do I have to be in whole sports attire when I just have to use my arms to lift dumbbells?
Although the focus of biceps training is only on the upper arms, the blood circulation and heat radiation occur in every part of the body. According to the fitness instructions by NSCA, the safest way to have weight training is to ensure the posture of five contact points (which are back of the head/ lower jaw, nape and shoulder/ chest, lumbar and back/hip or front thigh, right leg/ right hand and left leg/ left hand). Therefore, it is needed to be in whole sports attire as well as to show the respect towards physical activities.
What is suitable sports attire?
There is a rapid change in sports attire. Different style and materials of sports attire are available. With various standards for specific physical activities, it 's hard to determine. For example, there is a big difference in the outlook between mountaineering and gymnastics. However, if students only play ball games like basketball, badminton, and tennis in sports and amenities centre, certain shared rules can be spotted.
As the activities take part in indoor place, students should wear shoes that suit indoor floor. They have to be non-marking, ankle protectable and toes not exposed. The middle insole should be supportive, shock absorbed and keep feet in place with suitable tightness.
As this kind of physical activities involves a large movement of the four limbs, materials of clothes should be soft, ventilate and flexible. There is a broad range of price students can choose from. Moreover, the clothes should not have any accessories that hinder moving or blood circulation. This is also why most of the sports attire contains elastic waistbands or drawstrings instead of leather belts. The sports attire students used to wear in PE lesions in secondary schools can be one of the suitable attire.
It is not difficult to determine unsuitable clothing. Jeans, cords, thick clothing or suit trousers or dresses, shirts and those who are not flexible are not suitable. This is because they may have restrictions on the range of movement. Sandals and flip flops cannot fully protect feet. The bottom of engineering shoes and hiking shoes are too hard that the ankle movement is restricted. They are not suitable and may cause damage to the facility.
Last, respecting physical activities is also the presentation of sportsmanship. Modern sportsmanship lays emphasis on fair environment, respecting yourself and competitors and to do your best for good results. People should be well-prepared every time when they take part in physical activities including taking enough rest, doing suitable warm-up, using appropriate equipment, wearing proper clothes. Students should use appropriate ways in appropriate places to take part in the activities. Otherwise, it will affect the safety of themselves and the players as well as the activity. Some runners ignore the safety of other runners and take selfie in recent years’ running races. This can be one of the examples that disrespect can be shown towards physical activities. Moreover, joining physical activities without preparing the sports attire may lead to self or others’ injury. It violates the rules of facility as well. Therefore, we suggest that every user has to be in suitable sports attire.
We hope that students enjoy the process of joining sports activities. But at the same time, respect should be shown. This can ensure the safety of self and others. If you have any inquiries towards the sports attire, please feel free to contact with staff of SAO-PE.