Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education aims to promote well balanced children physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
The focus in physical education is around ten General Physical Skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, accuracy, agility, balance, and coordination. These skills are necessary for anyone to improve their fitness and health. ISMS incorporates many different sports to help improve these general skills like; football (soccer), rugby, AFL, gymnastics, floor hockey, quick stix (lacrosse), swimming, table tennis, athletics, orienteering, basketball, cricket, badminton, and others. We strive to give children opportunities in many sports and activities to improve the skills and see how they can transfer from one to another. An emphasis is placed on trying new things, being part of a team, and giving the best effort possible all within a non-competitive environment.
The focus in personal development and health is to guide the children to become self-disciplined, respectful, resilient, kind, and loving people. An effort is made to allow children to understand and share feelings to build their self-esteem and confidence, while gaining knowledge about a healthy, safe, environment. Meditation of some sort is highly encouraged to understand oneself better and realise the control we have over our own actions, effort, behaviour, and taking care of oneself.