The Physical Education Program at Port Melbourne Primary School, linked to the Victorian Curriculum is aimed to generate a level of well being, encompassing fitness and enjoyment of physical activity. We aim to contribute to a happier, healthier and more successful school, inclusive of pupils who have greater confidence, developed social competencies and self-esteem. This is achieved through developing fundamental motor skills and involving students as skilled participants in challenging play, games, dance, leisure, recreation and additional sports such as athletics, netball, basketball, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, aquatics and more. Students also have opportunities to participate in numerous Gala days throughout the school year, to compete against local schools. Students who excel in sporting endeavors also have opportunities to participate in state representative teams at national School Sport Australia events.
Swimming is conducted for students in Year Prep to Four as an intensive program at MSAC and Year 5 and 6 students participate in a Life Saving Program by Lifesaving Victoria. All students participate in a 60 minute Physical Education session with the PE teacher and an additional 60 minutes with their class teacher each week as per the new Victorian Curriculum. In addition to the aforementioned, extra-curricular clubs and before/after school training sessions are ran by parents and staff over the course of the year to support student sporting development.
In Term one and two, students in years Prep-2 will complete a Fundamental Motor Skills program, be introduced to gymnasium rules and routines as well as fun games. Fundamental movement skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms and hands. These skills are the “building blocks” for more complex and specialised skills that kids will need throughout their lives to competently participate in different games, sports and recreational activities.
In Term one students will begin with volleyball and then a three-week programme in Cricket. Students will then prepare for Jump Rope for Heart day. Selected children will also represent the school in the Division Swimming on the 28th February. Students will take part in the Jump Rope for Heart Day in Term 2.
In Term one students will begin by consolidating their Cricket preparation ready for Cricket Gala Day in March (Yr 5 16th March and Year 6 23rd March) and then commence Handball. Selected children will also represent the school in the District Cross Country on the 11th May. Students will take part in the Jump Rope for Heart Day in Term two.
Attachments & forms:
School Sports Victoria website: http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/
Parent school sport committee:
Port Melbourne Primary School has established a parent sport support committee in 2017 where interested parents can assist with supporting a sport of their choice i.e basketball, netball, swimming etc. Parents will assist staff at their respective sport Gala Day’s or school representative events as coaches, support etc. If you are interested in joining Port Melbourne Primary School’s parent sport support committee, please contactStephen Brewer: email@example.com or
Stephen Brewer: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Annah Cullen: email@example.com