Junior Physical Education
Term Three has been very busy, Athletics being the main focus. Pre-primary have experienced their first Athletics Carnival, and have learn't how to start a sprint race and how to play various ball games. Year One have had fun playing Soccer, Year Two discovered how to kick and Handball an AFL ball, sometimes not an easy task. Year Three were introduced to Long Jump, and Distance Throws, events that are apart of the Senior Athletics Carnival, which they participated in for the first time this year. It was very sad to see Jackson Bennett complete his work experience. He will now work towards becoming a Physical Education Teacher, we wish him the best of luck and thank him for all his help in the last six months. The students have really loved having him work with them at our school. The Junior Athletics Carnival was a fantastic day, all students displaying good sportsmanship and with the encouragement of the Year Six students from Room 2 they worked really well and had fun. Lunch time soccer with the Year Two, Three and Four students has continued and become very competitive.
Janine Bain - Junior Physical Education Specialist
Senior Physical Education
The specialist program forms part of the Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum and focuses on the Movement and Physical Activity strands.
I aim to provide a supportive environment where all students are able to develop their skills, experience success and progress to the next level of their development. Lessons are based on a warm up fitness activity, explicit teaching and practice of skills progressing to the application of game strategies.
The Year 3 and 4 curriculum further develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to their health, wellbeing, safety and participation in physical activity. Students develop a greater proficiency across a range of fundamental movement skills, minor games and sports.
Opportunities are provided for students to develop a range of personal and social skills through movement, such as leadership, communication, collaboration, problem solving, persistence and decision making.
The students in Year 5 and 6 further develop a wide range of fundamental movement skills in more complex movement patterns and situations. They apply their understanding of movement strategies and concepts when participating in games and sport at a school and interschool level.
They learn to apply rules fairly and behave ethically when participating in a range of physical activities. Students learn to effectively communicate and problem solve in teams in movement settings.
They refine their fundamental movement skills based on explicit teaching of correct technique, learn about the common features of games and expand their understanding of movement concepts and strategies to increase their sense of success in physical activities. Students apply movement concepts and strategies to enhance performance and move with competence and confidence. They develop the skills, knowledge and understanding for lifelong participation in physical activity.
Brian Crouch - Senior Physical Education Specialist