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Physical Education, Art & Music

St. Joseph’s Institution Junior offers a comprehensive Physical Education curriculum to our pupils.
Physical education seeks to develop in each pupil the ability to: 
  • Acquire a range of movement skills to participate in a variety of physical activities. 
  • Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities. 
  • Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment. 
  • Display positive personal and social behaviour across different experiences. 
  • Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities. 
  • Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life. 

Programme for Active Learning (PAL)

The Programme for Active Learning (or PAL) consists of modules of activities in the two broad areas, Sports and Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual Arts, which is carried out in SJI Junior within the curriculum time.

As an integral part of the curriculum for Primary 1 and 2 pupils, PAL offers learning experiences that are active, hands-on and meaningful. PAL contributes to the development of soft skills in our pupils such as the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with others, and having a lively curiosity about the world they live in and a belief in their ability to accomplish a task or deal with a challenge.

PAL modules engage pupils through their heads, hearts and hands. They are designed with the five characteristics in mind:

-       Experiential in nature

-       Encompasses learning in a creative way

-       Provides opportunities for children to create

-       Incorporate values education and social-emotional learning

-       Fun and enjoyable

P1 PAL Visual Arts - LEGO

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P2 PAL Sports and Games and Outdoor Education

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P2 PAL Visual Arts- LEGO

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SwimSafer is a national water safety programme in Singapore introduced in July 2010 by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC), a council appointed by the then Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS).

The SwimSafer programme consists of six progressive stages, each comprising 12 hours of lesson time. Survival and activity skills are taught in each stage of the programme, working progressively toward the next stage.

At the end of each stage, each child will receive a stage completion certificate indicating his individual skill achievements. A badge will be awarded upon the completion of each stage.


Active Kids Programme at SJI Junior 2016

A group of about 52 overweight and severely overweight pupils participated in the Active Kids programme at SJI Junior in 2016. The objectives of the Active Kids Programme (AKP) are to help students to manage their weight healthily through lifestyle modifications  and to empower parents to nurture healthy eating and active living habits in their children.  There are a total of 5 sessions for the Overweight pupils.  It comprises 2 Fitness sessions, 2 Nutrition sessions and 1 parent and child session.  During the Fitness sessions, the pupils were taught some aerobics dance moves by the fitness instructors.  The 2 Nutrition sessions introduced pupils to healthy eating habits and had practical sessions on how to prepare healthy snacks.  During the parent and child session, parents were invited to attend a talk with their child about making healthy food choices.  They also had a hands-on session on how to prepare a healthy snack of ‘Oatmeal Bears’ using oats, milk, yogurt, bananas and blueberries.

For the severely overweight pupils, they attended an extra session called the ‘Bus In Medical Assessment’ (BIMA) when they visited the Health Promotion Board for a full body examination by a doctor.  Some were given further appointments with a nutritionist.  


The PE curriculum is organized into key learning areas / components across Primary 1 to Primary 6 as shown in the following table:

 Gymnastics Gymnastics  Gymnastics  Gymnastics   Gymnastics  Fitness & Conditioning
Games & SportsGames & SportsFundamental MovementRoundersT-BallSoftball
DanceDanceTrack & FieldTrack & FieldTrack & FieldTrack & Field
Outdoor EducationOutdoor EducationModified Net Games VolleyballTennis / BadmintonTennis / Badminton
Physical Health & FitnessPhysical Health & FitnessCaptain Ball / FrisbeeBasketball / RugbyFootballFootball

Key Programmes

SJI Junior Track & Field Championship 2014

Pupils from P3 to P6 will participate in an inter-class Track and Field meet. 
Details of the events are as follow:

Field Events (High Jump & Shot Put) - Heats & Finals
  • Date: Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014
  • Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
  • Venue: School

Track Events – Heats
  • Date: Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014
  • Time: 1.45pm to 5.30pm
  • Venue: Toa Payoh Stadium

Track Events - Finals
  • Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014
  • Time: 1.45pm to 5.30pm
  • Venue: Toa Payoh Stadium


From 2014, NAPFA will be conducted only for Primary 4 and Primary 6 pupils. More details to come.

Swimming Carnival

Pupils from P3 to P6 will participate in an inter-class Swimming carnival. More details to come.

Sports Carnival

Pupils from P1 to P6 will participate in a carnival-like mass games inter-class competition. More details to come.