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We have a new syllabus for all P1 to P6 starting this 2016! To find out more, click here.


Our PE curriculum is in line with the latest MOE's Curriculum Planning and Development Division PE syllabus.

It aims to develop students’ motor and games skills and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to pursue and enjoy a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

In view of the vision, we crafted SHPS PE curriculum according to the syllabus. Our students will get to enjoy a wide spectrum of sports and games, developing them the motor skills and gaining knowledge and appreciation.

Here are the 6 learning areas students will learn in their 6 years:
  • Sports & Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor Education
  • Swimming (P3 only)
  • Physical Health & Fitness

Lower Primary
The lower primary level focuses on fundamental movements, educational gymnastics and dance which develop students’ psychomotor skills, control and co-ordination. These will lay the foundations for further learning of more advanced psychomotor skills, sports and games.

Upper Primary
The upper primary level is a continuation on the development and refinement of fundamental movements and psychomotor skills that can be translated to games concept in territorial, net barrier and striking/fielding games.

Pedagogical Framework

In St. Hilda's, we have developed a school-wide pedagogical framework for teachers to adopt in the design of lesson package.

  • The inner-most green circle reflects the type of Hildan we produce, aligned to our school strategic thrusts.
  • The red layer emphasises the 3 E’s which are key ingredients of a successful 21st Century classroom environment.
  • The white layer indicates 3 essential elements in our lessons that will prepare our students for the 21st Century workplace.
  • The outermost circle highlights the context of learning that is relevant for a 21st Century educational landscape.

Our department taps on the pedagogical framework to help us align our practices to achieve the desired school outcome for Hildans.


NAPFA involves a series of five stations and a 1.6-km Walk-Run for primary school students in primary 4 and 6 only. All of the station tests are to be attempted on the same day, with the 1.6-km Walk-Run attempted within a 2 week window of each other. Should a student fail to complete the run/five stations within the 2-week window, the results will be void and student will need tore-take the entire NAPFA.

The test items are:
  • Sit-ups: Maximum repetitions in one minute
  • Standing Broad Jump: Better of two distances jumped
  • Sit and Reach: Better of two attempts with floating zero points
  • Inclined Pull-ups: Maximum repetitions in half-a-minute
  • Shuttle Run: Faster of two 4×10 metre attempts
  • 1.6-km Walk-Run: Minimum time on firm and level surface

Performances are then compared to a chart and then graded from A to E for each test item. An A grade constitutes excellent performance and an E grade constitutes a pass. On the other hand, a F grade means the participant did not pass that test item.

The awards are:
Bronze Award Requirements
At least an E grade performance in all 6 test items AND a total of 6 or more points

Silver Award Requirements
At least a D grade performance in all 6 test items AND a total of 15 or more points

Gold Award Requirements
At least a C grade performance in all 6 test items AND a total of 21 or more points

The 'and' cannot be misinterpreted as an 'or'; no matter how high the candidate's other grades are, his/her award will be determined by his/her lowest grade.

For example, if someone scores five As and one F, that person will still fail his/her NAPFA test despite the fact that he/she performed excellently in all the other stations.

School Protocol

The school takes the NAPFA Assessment as part of the summative assessment, which will contribute to the student's overall grade. As such, students will need to observe the protocol stated by the school. We adopt the MOE recommended guideline with regards to the 2 week window stated above.

Should a student not be able to attempt the NAPFA test, the school requires a medical certificate (MC), stating the reason and duration of exemption. For long term medical cases, the school will refer to the School Health Documentation.


To find out more about the 5 test items, what are the 'dos' and 'don'ts', click on the YouTube video and learn from our very SHPS PE Teachers!