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NAPFA Standards

The National Physical Fitness Award Scheme (NAPFA) is a mandatory physical fitness test for primary schools. It involves:

  • Sit-ups
  • Standing Broad Jump
  • Sit and Reach
  • Inclined Pull-ups
  • Shuttle Run
  • 1.6-km Walk-Run

All five stations and the 1.6-km Walk-Run should be attempted on the same day, with a 2 to 5 minute rest period permitted between stations.

Awards

Every student's performance is compared to a chart and are graded from A to F for each test item. An A grade constitutes excellent performance and an E grade constitutes barely passing. On the other hand, an F grade is an alternate term that the participant has failed that test item.

To achieve the Bronze Award, the student must attain:

  • At least an E grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 6 or more points

To achieve the Silver Award, the student must attain:

  • At least a D grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 15 or more points

To achieve the Gold Award, the student must attain:

  • At least a C grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 21 or more points