The development of physical literacy and hauora, knowledge of our physical, emotional, and social self, are integral to this subject area. We recognises the value of both Sport and Physical Education, but also acknowledges that they are different teaching areas. Physical education has as its primary focus the development of the student in, through and about all forms of human movement. Physical literacy is one of these components, personal, and social development are others. Sport education has a primary focus on the promotion of sporting endeavour with a view to encouraging participation in physical activity through the medium of sport.
At Epsom Normal Primary School teaching and learning in Physical Education is seen as the development of students by learning in, through and about movement.