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All teachers teaching Physical Education (PE) in primary schools have received basic training to be able to conduct PE safely. Such training included school-based professional development and training in basic first-aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of the automated external defibrillator.

Beyond these basic skills, MOE hopes to equip all our teachers teaching PE with additional knowledge and skills in motor development, movement concepts and physiology to ensure high quality planning and development of learning tasks. With better training in instructional methods specific to PE and deeper content knowledge in the various learning areas that are taught in primary schools, such as dance, gymnastics, games & sports, and athletics, our PE teachers will be better able to deliver the holistic outcomes of education through PE.

MOE is committed to have all teachers teaching PE receive such training. We have made good progress, and we expect to have all teachers teaching PE undergone the full extent of training over the next five to six years.