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Physical Education

Teaching Staff


Head of Department (Physical Education & Co-Curricular Activities)
Mr Lee Kah Onn
Subject Head (Physical Education & Sports)
Mr Joe So
Subject Head (Co-Curricular Activities)
Mr How Choon Kiat

Senior Teacher (Physical & Outdoor Education)
Mr Yip Kwan Guan

Ms Neo Shu Mei
Mr Syaifudean Selamat
Mr Yaw Kah Weng


Subjects Offered

      • Physical Education (Secondary 1 to 5)
      • Exercise and Sports Science (GCE O-Level Elective Subject)


'Healthy Body healthy Mind'

Goals of Physical Education

The purpose of physical education (PE) is to enable students to demonstrate individually and with others, the physical skills, practices and values to enjoy a lifetime of active healthy living. There are 6 goals of PE which interact with others goals in a well-planned programme that addresses the knowledge, skills and values desired for every student. Physical education seeks to develop in each student the ability to:

Goal 1 : Acquire a range of movement skills to participate in a variety of physical activities.

Goal 2 : Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities.

Goal 3 : Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment.

Goal 4 : Display positive personal and social behaviour across different experiences.

Goal 5 : Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities.

Goal 6 : Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.

Curriculum Outline (Secondary 1 to 5)

Secondary 1:
    • Games component: Gymnastics and badminton
    • Track and Field: Sprinting
    • Outdoor Education: Orienteering and map reading
Secondary 2:
    • Games component: Handball and basketball
    • Track and Field: Long jump
    • Outdoor Education: Rope skills
    • NAPFA Test
Secondary 3:
    • Games component: Touch rugby, netball and tchoukball
    • Track and Field: Relay
    • PHF: Strength and conditioning, running, SBJ and pull up
Secondary 4:
    • Games component: Softball and mini tennis
    • Track and Field: JavelinNAPFA Test
Secondary 5:
    • Games component: Floorball
    • Track and Field: High jump
    • NAPFA Test

Curriculum Outline (O-Level Elective)

The PE O-Level Elective subject is open for Secondary 3 Express and Secondary 3 NA students to pursue as an elective subject and offer at the GCE O-Levels (until 2018 examination). 

The subject consists of 2 components
1. Theory component and Coursework componentTheory Component which consists of 40% of overall grade covers topics from the following domains.
pe-o-theory.png2. Coursework component which consists of 60% of overall grade where candidates learn the following physical activities.
T & L Framework

The PE Curriculum aims to develop our students across 3 domains of Physical Activities, Outdoor Education, Physical Health and Fitness. As students progress through the secondary school levels, they build on their foundation and apply their knowledge and skills in authentic settings through PE lessons, Outdoor Camps, Sports Events and Inter Class Competitions.

PE Curriculum Framework

Exercise and Sports Science


Subjects Offered

    • Exercise and Sports Science


In 2018, JWSS will be offering Exercise & Sports Science (ESS) to selected students in Secondary 3 Express and Normal Academic classes. ESS is an interdisciplinary subject where students will be grounded in the sub-disciplines of sports science with an understanding of sociology in relation to sports. 

The aims of the syllabus are for students to: 
  • Acquire and apply the knowledge in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sports psychology to analyse, evaluate and improve practical performances in physical exercises and sports; 
  • Develop the movement concepts and motor skills needed to be proficient in the performance of a team and an individual / dual1 sport; 
  • Understand the benefits and risks associated with physical exercise and sports to manage personal participation in physical activities; and 
  • Examine issues related to sports and participation in physical activities from socio-cultural and global perspectives.     

The subject consists of two components:    
  1. Theory Component (40%) 
  2. Practical Component (60%)    

Students will be expected to complete 2 practical activities consisting of:    
  1. One Individual/ Dual Sport such as track & field, cross country running or badminton (singles/doubles) AND 
  2. One Team Sport such as Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball


2018 Activities

Annual Cross Country (20 July 2018)

JWSS Annual Cross Country Meet 2018 was held at the Dragon & Phoenix Court, Chinese Garden on 20 July. This year’s route for the boys spanned a distance of 4.4 km while the girls competed along a 3.3 km route. Our JWSS teachers and Parent Support Group members also took part in the Teacher’s Fun Run. 

As a Lead Up to the event, a series of activities were planned to find the fittest boy and girl in JWSS through the Beep Test and Cooper Test. We were also graced by the presence of Mr C Kunalan who came to JWSS to share and inspire our students with his stories.

Mr C Kunalan giving his speech to motivate students prior to the event.
Teachers of JWSS preparing for their Fun Run

 Winners of JWSS Annual Cross Country Meet 2018 Wee Yan of 2E1 finishing his race in style by breaking the Lower Secondary Boys record!

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Annual Sports Day (23 March 2018)

The JWSS Annual Sports & Games Day was held on 23 March 2018 at Clementi Sports Stadium. The atmosphere was electric as students competed to see which class would emerge as the Level Champion. The stadium was painted in a sea of colours as students came dressed in their respective class T-shirts, while the class banners adorned the spectator stands. Students were competing in a series of track events comprising of the 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m and 4x100m relay races. In 2018, a total of 3 new records were set in the 100m Boys race, 4x100m Boys relay, and 200m Girls race. The JWSS Spartan Race made a return this year with 4 obstacles namely, the hurdles challenge, skipping, farmer’s walk and tyre run.


The successful completion of the Annual Sports & Games Day saw staff and students competing against each other in the spirit of sportsmanship. The JWSS PE Department looks forward to the continued support of everyone at our next event.


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2017 Activities

Annual Cross Country (21st July 2017)

Our school held its 7th Annual Cross Country at Japanese Garden on 21st July 2017 with 1,200 students, teachers and parents support group taking part in the event. This year, the boys’ route was a 4.4km course while the girls competed along a 3.3km course and not forgetting the teachers and parents support group who completed a 1.3 km course as well. The list below shows our winners of JWSS Cross Country meet 2017:



Annual Sports Day (24th March 2017)

The atmosphere at Clementi Sports Stadium was exhilarating as shouts of excitement and rhythmic cheering echoed throughout the venue on the morning of 24 March 2017. Decked in their colourful class tee shirts, JWSS athletes were all geared up to represent their classes to compete in track events, which comprised of 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m and 4x100m relay. To promote the competitive spirit and encourage more students to participate in the festivities, JWSS introduced its first ever Spartan Race. The participants braved through four obstacles namely the farmer’s walk, parachute running, skipping and flipping tyres spread across 400m. 

JWSS Staff and students came together as one as we competed against in the spirit of friendly competition. With three new individual records set and two team records broken, the day proved to be a day of remarkable athletic excellence which also showcased youthful energy, spirit of fair play and fervent teamwork.

Secondary Three Level Camp (9th - 11th January 2017)

This year, the Secondary 3 Level Camp was conducted at Jalan Bathera’s Outdoor Adventure Learning Centres from 9 – 11 January 2017. It was a great opportunity for the Secondary 3 students to bond with their new class-mates, as well as their Form Teachers. More than 230 students took part in various activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, and the high ropes course. The camp concluded with a evening camp fire which was attended by our Principal, Vice Principals and Year Heads where each class put up performances such as songs, dances and skits to engage and entertain our esteemed guests.


2016 Activities

Secondary 2: 3D2N Local Camp ( 25 -27 February)

The Sec 2 students took part in activities like High Ropes, Kayaking and orienteering around Sembawang Park.

Secondary 3: 3D2N Overseas Camp ( 25-27 February)

The 3D2N Sec 3 Level Camp was held at the Kota Tinggi Rainforest Resort.  The students took part in activities like rock wall climbing, abseiling and trekking expedition to a waterfall.


Cross Country

Our school held its 6th Annual Cross Country on at Chinese Garden on 24th July 2015 with 1,200 students and teachers taking part in the event. This year, the boys’ route was a 4.8km course while the girls competed along a 3.6km course.