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; Open Water Safety, Swimming, Cricket, European Handball, Basketball, AFL, Volleyball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cross Country and more. Students also have opportunities to participate in numerous Gala days throughout the school year, to compete against local schools within the Southport District. Students who excel in sporting endeavors also have opportunities to participate in state representative teams with opportunities provided through School Sport Victoria.
Swimming is conducted for students from Foundation to Year Four as an intensive program at MSAC, and Years Three to Six participate in an Open Water Learning Experience run by Lifesaving Victoria. All students participate in a 60 minute Physical Education session with their PE teachers 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.
Foundation – Year Two
In Term one and two, students in Foundation – Year Two 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 children will need throughout their lives to competently participate in different games, sports and recreational activities. Students will participate in a Gymnastics program in Term Two with funding received from Sporting Schools.
Years Three & Four
In Term One students will begin with Volleyball and then a three week program of Cricket. In Term Two students are preparing for the PMPS Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival to be held at Lakeside Stadium on May 21. Students will also participate in the Jump Rope for Heart ‘Jump Off Day’ on June 15, raising money and awareness for The Heart Foundation. A Sporting Schools grant has enabled us to run a gymnastics program with equipment and professional coaches from Gymnastics 4 Hire. Students will participate in Gala Days in Semester Two, with ‘Hoop Time’ Basketball in Term Three and Soccer Gala Day in Term Four.
Years Five & Six
In Term One students will begin by consolidating their Cricket skills in preparation for Cricket Gala Day in March (Yr 5 16th March and Year 6 23rd March) and then commence Handball. European Handball Gala Day will be held at Fawkner Park on May 4. Selected children will also represent the school in the District Cross Country on the 11th May. Students will also have the opportunity to represent the school in Soccer and AFL. There will be a District play off match between PMPS and Toorak with the winner progressing to the Beachside Division play offs in Term Three. A boys and girls AFL team will be selected to play in the Tommy Lahiff Cup, held at Port Melbourne Football Club in the last two weeks of Term Two. Lastly, students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart ‘Jump Off 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 where interested parents can assist with supporting the school in a range of events and initiatives. Parent support is most welcomed and appreciated for Gala Days and at major sporting events such as; Cross Country and Athletics. If you are interested in joining Port Melbourne Primary School’s Parent Sport Support Committee, please contact Stephen, Annah or Bre Goodger McGrath
Stephen Brewer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annah Cullen: email@example.com