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Health and Physical Education

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‚ÄčOur Physical Education teacher, Mrs Jo Jardine, is responsible for the P.E. programme in the school. The programme operates with the support of class teachers and is an important part of the school's Health and Physical Education Programme.

The emphasis in P.E. lessons is for each child to have as much activity as possible. Each child is encouraged to attempt all activities. Lack of ability does not stop participation. In attempting everything, the child develops self-confidence as well as social and physical skills.

Swimming is a major part of the programme. For twenty weeks of the year all children swim up to twice a week. Emphasis is placed on personal safety and survival.

During the winter months, various games are taught including Australian rules, netball, tennis, rugby league and soccer. Different year levels do different sports - the aim being that across the seven years of primary school, children will have been introduced to a wide range of games that they may follow through with later in life.

The whole school becomes involved in athletics - high jump, long jump, shot put, sprinting, ball games, relays and cross-country. Again over seven years, children have the opportunity to develop considerable skills in these areas.

The school is divided into three sporting houses - Wickham (yellow), Laver (red) and Norman (green). Children compete in these houses at special events and are encouraged to wear their house colours.

All children in years 1-6 run courses of varying lengths in the school cross-country. All those who compete earn points for their house.

At the school Sports Day, all children participate in all events and earn points for their house.

In the later weeks of Term 4 each year, the school Swimming Carnivals are held. Again all children are encouraged to participate in as many events as possible.

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Last reviewed 23 October 2019
Last updated 23 October 2019