Health physical education and sport
Studies in this area arise out of understandings of the nature and functioning of human beings, both as individuals and communities. Health education aims to build an understanding of safety education, nutrition education and growth and development.
Physical education, as an integral part of education, aims to assist students attain maximum development physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually according to their capabilities. The unique contribution of physical education is the provision of opportunities for structuring learning situations in motor experiences that favourably influence the growth and development of each child.
All children are expected to participate in the school's physical education and sports program. We believe that physical education and organised sport play a major role in child growth and development, in respect of physical, social and academic areas.
All children in Year 3 take part in our learn-to-swim program. As swimming is an integral part of the education program, all students are expected to participate unless medical or physical issues prevent them doing so. If your child is not participating, you must advise your child's teacher in writing. Students can compete at the interschool swimming carnival from Years 5 and 6 (upon successful nomination).
Both interschool and intra-school sport are played. This involves children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Intra school sport is organised by class teachers and consists of cooperative and competitive games and sports. Children selected to take part in interschool sport are expected to wear a school uniform when representing their school.
There are three sport seasons:
WINTER - Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Rugby League, Netball
MID - AFL, Touch football, Basketball
SUMMER - T-Ball, Cricket, Rugby Union
Children train in athletics skills as a prelude to our inter house athletics carnival held at the school. Selected children then compete in the interschool athletics carnival.
Cross country is held at both intra and interschool levels with successful children representing our school at central districts sports carnival.
Ball games are held on an intra and interschool level with Years 5-6 going on to represent our school at the central districts ball games carnival.
Kruger crocs (Rugby league development program)
Students in Years 4-6 may be given the opportunity to join the Kruger Rugby League Program. The Kruger Crocs have been very successful in various competitions throughout the year. The Teams have opportunities to attend extra coaching sessions and self-development talks e.g. Healthy eating and team building skills.