Physical Education

Congratulations to Byrne - winning house for the 2019 school swimming carnival. Ciara S and Cody H, Byrne house captains were presented with the perpetual shield at assembly (15th Feb). Our two swimming champions - Taylor D (Junior) and Cody H (Senior) were presented with their trophies also at assembly.



Term one in Physical Education is jammed packed with a variety of sporting activities that should cater to a broad range of students. We have everything from swimming carnivals to cross country running. The emphasis in all year levels will be on participation, sportsmanship and most importantly, having fun while being active!

The Prep/1 students will begin the term working on fundamental movement skills such as balancing, hopping, jumping, skipping, catching and throwing while participating in organised games and activities.

Year 2-6 will start the term by reviewing games and skills from last year, particularly working on throwing, catching, dodging and fitness levels.

The Year 3-6 the swimming carnival is fast approaching. This is a really fun day with plenty of events and activities that cater for all levels of swimming experience and confidence. Students who are successful in the ‘District eligible’ events on this day have the opportunity to move forward to District and hopefully Division Swimming Carnivals later this term.

Year 5/6 Inter-school sport starts on Friday 8th February. We will have two ‘Away’ days and two ‘Home’ games this term against four different schools in our District. The students have chosen to play either basketball, volleyball, tee ball or Hot Shots Tennis. The students are working well in their teams, learning and improving their skills in their chosen sport as well as displaying great sportsmanship. In Year 5/6 we will also be undertaking a Volleyball program to complement 5/6 Inter-School sport held on Friday mornings.

We will also work towards improving our fitness and running stamina in preparation for our House Cross Country event that is held late this term. This is a fun, whole school event that provides a platform for the 3-6 students to qualify for the District Cross Country event early in Term Two. The Foundation-Year Two students also participate in this event on a shortened course suitable for their little legs!

Looking forward to a fun filled and active year in Phys Ed!

Sarah Deveny