New PE syllabus to promote sports for all

The Education Ministry will roll out a new physical education (PE) syllabus from next year.

As part of the new syllabus all students will have to take part in outdoor education and secondary school students will learn at least three recreational sports so that they can take part in intra-school competitions. Health education lessons will also be integrated into PE lessons at all levels.

Primary 1 and 2, as well as Secondary 1 and 2 students, will be the first to experience the new syllabus next year.

The new syllabus was announced by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat at the second Physical and Sports Education Conference on Wednesday. Mr Heng said that the new syllabus aims to equip students with the ability to engage in a wide range of physical activities and sports. He said that some of the changes are a result of feedback received from Our Singapore Conversation sessions. Workshops will be held to help schools teach the new syllabus.