The DBE, in collaboration with the Physical Education Institute of South Africa (PEISA), will be observing annual Physical Education Month from 6 April to 10 May 2019.
The 2018 Physical Education Symposium was successfully hosted in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province. The annual symposia are central to a series of established Physical Education advocacy and sector mobilisation campaigns, held as a highlight on the DBE-PEISA annual calendar. The theme for the 2019 Provincial Physical Education Symposia is: “Teaching Practices in Physical Education: Life Skills/Orientation”.
The symposia serve as a platform for various stakeholders to debate, share and reinforce the implementation of Physical Education instruction to improve the quality of basic education in schools. The symposia also reinforce stakeholder collaboration and programme alignment, so as to enhance and widen the opportunities for learners to access Quality Physical Education (QPE).
The 2019 provincial symposia will be attended by Life Skills/Life Orientation Curriculum Education Specialists and provinces will identify and invite teachers who will be celebrated and awarded prizes and certificates of recognition for: Excellence in the Teaching of Life Orientation - Physical Education Component.