- Official NAPFA test for sec 2s and 4/5s will commence in term 2.
- Students will be put through the actual test after a round of pre-tests and intervention programmes for students weak in certain testing stations.
- The failures and absentees will be collated and they will be given a re test.
- With the increase in PE periods, there should be sufficient time for a thorough preparation of NAPFA.
- The Sec 1s and 3s will be required to undergo a In House Fitness testing to gauge their fitness index and to work on their area of weakness.
The test items are:
- Sit-ups: Maximum in one minute
- Standing Broad Jump: Better of two distances
- Sit and Reach: Better of two attempts with floating zero point
- Pull-ups (for males 15 years and above only): Maximum in half-a-minute
- Inclined Pull-ups (for all females, and males up to the age of 14): Maximum in half-a-minute
- Shuttle Run: Faster of two 4×10 meter attempts
- 2.4-km Walk-Run: Minimum time on firm and level surface
Guidelines on Exemption of Students from the NAPFA Test
The following categories of students are to be completely exempted from the NAPFA test:
1. Students with medical problems (e.g. heart problems, soft bones, etc), as advised by doctors from the School Health Service (SHS) after the annual medical check-ups;
2. Students with medical certificates for serious/long illnesses (e.g. cancer, hole in the heart, etc);
3. Students with physical handicaps (e.g. one hand without fingers);and / or
4. New cases of severely overweight students who have yet to obtain a certification of fitness from SHS_._
The following categories of students are to be exempted from the NAPFA test for this year if they have less than two months of training before the test date:
1. Students recovering from fractured arm/foot/leg and
2. Students who have just recovered from serious illnesses such as chicken pox and dengue fever.