Phys Ed

Cross Country TeamCross Country Report:


Congratulations to all the students who represented our school at the Pakenham Reserve on Friday 4th May in what were very cold and wet conditions for the District Cross Country competition. All students participated to the best of their abilities with a number of students making it through to Division. Of particular note were two students who received medals - Cody H placed 1st and Xavier L placed 3rd in their respective age groups. The other students who were successful and will be going to the Division competition are Milly H 6th, Jai H 6th and Tye B 7th. Other notable placings were Zanda 11th, Olivia W 12th, Toby C 13th, Taya M 13th, Jack C 14th, Lily M 16th.

The school finished 5th overall out of 9 schools - an outstanding effort by all students.

 

Cross Country Qualifiers

 

 

 Cody H and Xavier L

 

 

Term Two


Term Two in Physical Education is off to a flying start! This term is jam packed with many opportunities for students to participate in a variety of sporting activities. Firstly, on Friday 4th May we have a large contingent of Year 3 to 6 students representing the school at District Cross Country.


Foundation/One students continue to work on fundamental movement skills with a focus on jumping, hopping, skipping, leaping and balancing while participating in organised games and activities.


Year 2-6 this term will continue to participate in sustained movement sessions to help develop and improve their overall stamina and agility. We started these sessions as a warm up at the beginning of each Physical Education class last term in the lead up to our House Cross Country Event. These mini sessions will continue, weather permitting, for a few more weeks before moving into a warm up session more suitable for indoor use!


Last term, the focus was on swimming.  We had a contingent of approximately 30+ students representing Nar Nar Goon Primary School at the Officer District Swimming Carnival. All the students swam to the best of their ability, putting in 110% and did an outstanding job at representing our school. We had one student who performed amazingly in her backstroke event and made it through to Division where she swam herself into third place.  Congratulations Giaan! We are looking forward to more wonderful achievements in swimming events next year.


I have been able to secure a grant this term through a government initiative called Sporting Schools.  With this grant, students across all year levels will be participating in an Athletics program and a Basketball program.  These programs will be delivered by myself and possibly outside coaches (dependant on availability).  These grants also allow me to purchase new equipment appropriate to running these programs. 


Year 5/6 Inter-school sport is happening again this term. The sports on offer have changed to AFL Football, Netball, Softball and Soccer.  This gives the students an opportunity to try out and develop skills in a variety of popular sports.  The Inter-School sport for this term starts on 27th April and weather permitting, there will be four sessions played both away and at home.  Coming up later this term, will also be a Lightning Premiership Day, Girls Football and our whole school Athletics Carnival.

 

Mrs Deveny