Health and Physical Education is one of the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. A specialist physical education teacher works with all classes for a forty-minute lesson each week. Class teachers deliver the health components of the curriculum during class time.
During the Physical Education lessons, the children learn about a variety of different sporting skills with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play in the games that they learn linking with the focus areas that the Australian Curriculum recommend.
In Prep and Year 1 the beginning of the year focuses on Perceptual Motor Skills. These skills builds on fundamental movements that the children need to be able to perform. We continue to develop these skills during the year. In Year 2 we continue to build on the fundamental movements and introduce them to using the skills in games. In Year 3 and Year 4 we look at developing their knowledge about movement through participation in a variety of physical activities and start to introduce more structured sport-based skills. Years 5 and 6 sees the children being introduced to a variety of different sports including the interschool sports that are on offer. Year 6 students are also given opportunities to develop their knowledge around the theory attached to the Australian Curriculum.