Active@Faith

Students maintaining high activity levels is vital to support physical and emotional wellbeing. Whilst it is recognised that these are unprecedented times, and that some physical activity guidelines may be unrealistic when families are self-isolating, the Department of Health makes the following recommendations for optimal health benefits of children and young people aged 5-17 years:

  • Accumulating 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day involving mainly aerobic activities
  • Several hours of a variety of light physical activities
  • Breaking up long periods of sitting as often as possible
  • An uninterrupted 9-11 hours of sleep per night for those aged 5–13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14–17 years
  • Consistent bedtimes and wake-up times
  • Activities that are vigorous, as well as those that strengthen muscle and bone, should be incorporated at least 3 days per week
  • For greater health benefits, replace sedentary time with additional moderate to vigorous physical activity, while preserving sufficient sleep.

More information about these guidelines can be found at:

https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ti-5-17years

The following information highlights some of the Active@Faith initiatives in place for students during the initiation of a Hybrid Model of Learning: