Physical Education

Rationale                                                                                  

The Health and Physical Education Program focuses on the importance of sustaining a healthy lifestyle and promotes the potential for lifelong participation in physical activity. It provides students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to participate in physical activity within and outside of the school community. The program is implemented in a safe and inclusive environment that allows students to develop fundamental motor skills as well as life skills such as teamwork, problem solving, leadership and commitment.

PIC2Health and Physical Education Program Overview

Year Level

Weekly Program

Annual Programs

Preps

1 hour session of Physical Education, 1 hour session of the Perceptual Motor Program and several sessions of Fitness Education Optional: Lunch time Sports Clubs.
Swimming Program, Jump Rope for Heart, Sports Carnival, Life Education Van. Camp program: prep breakfast

Year 1 /2

1 hour session of Physical Education, 1 hour session of Sport Skills Development and several sessions of Fitness Education Optional: Lunch time Sports Clubs.
Swimming Program, Rugby Program, Jump Rope for Heart, Sports Carnival, Local Sports Club Clinics, Life Education Van, Camp program: a dinner at school/an overnight stay at school.

Year 3/4

1 hour session of Physical Education,   1 hour session of Sport and several sessions of Fitness Education Optional: Lunch time Sports Clubs.
Pit Gymnastics Program, Rugby Program, Camp Program, T20 Blast Cricket Tournament, District Athletics, District Cross Country, Jump Rope for Heart, Sports Carnival,  Local Sports Club Clinics, Life Education Van

Year 5/6

1 hour session of Physical Education, 1 and a half hour session of District Interschool Sport or Intraschool Sport and several sessions of Fitness Education Optional: Lunch time Sports Clubs.
Hoop Time, AFL Development Program, Camp Program,  T20 Blast Cricket Tournament, District Girls Soccer Tournament, District Athletics, District Cross Country, Jump Rope for Heart, Sports Carnival, Local Sports Club Clinics, Life Education Van. Download: A Family Guide to Bike Ed

Teaching and Learning Approaches                                          PIC1 

  • A range of teaching strategies are used to implement the Health and Physical Education Program
  • The approach adopted is determined by the National Curriculum requirements
  • Students in all year levels participate in independent and team activities and are required to use self and peer assessment as a learning method
  • The Game Sense Model is the primary teaching approach used and allows students to develop and apply a range of fundamental motor skills in game based activities, as well as provide opportunity for problem solving and strategising.
  • Sports Education, Outdoor Education and Fitness Education are integrated into the weekly and annual program
  • Years Prep-2 focus on developing the fundamental motor skills through minor games, dance and gymnastics
  • Years 3-6 focus on refining the fundamental motor skills and applying them in competitive activities