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 are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of positional language. They are introduced to basic movement skills such as running, hopping, skipping, jumping and balancing. They also are learning how to following instructions, to cooperate with others and learn simple games.
Year 1 and Year 2 - This semester the students continue to refine and further develop their 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. They begin to experiment with game strategy.
Year 5 and 6 - This semester the students will have further develop their understanding 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.
Students in Years 3-6 will also have the opportunity to try out and represent the school in swimming at district, divisional and regional level and cross country at district level.
Throughout the semester students across all year levels will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinics run by outside sporting groups and agencies.