Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Teachers: Kylie Gilcrist & Monica Taylor

Health and Physical Education provides students with knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to achieve a degree of autonomy in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health. This domain focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in our society.

Preps - This semester the students begin to develop their understanding of spatial awareness in relation to personal space and movement. Students participate in basic movement activities to develop their skills in running, hopping, skipping, jumping, balancing on one foot and walking heel toe.  They also are learning how to follow instructions to play and learn simple games.

Year 1 and Year 2 - This semester the students continue refining and further developing ball handling skills such as throwing, catching, rolling, bouncing and kicking through the use of skills sessions and minor games.

Year 3 and 4 – This semester the students focus on continuing to improve their ball handling skills such as dribbling, throwing, catching, two handed strike and participating in cooperative games and activities.

Year 5 and 6 - This semester the students will have further develop their understandings of the relationship between physical activity and being healthy.   Through their participation in team sports they learn the importance of Fair Play, rules, perseverance, team work and cooperation.

Throughout the semester students across all year levels will have the opportunity to participate in clinics run by outside sporting groups and agencies. Students in 3-6 will have the opportunity to represent the school in swimming, cross country and Kanga Cricket.

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