Health and Physical Education
In 2023, Jamie Burnside and Emily-Rose Turci are the specialist teachers for Health and Physical Education.
Our programming involves a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional sports to the students. The emphasis on Game Sense Approach is prevalent in each unit of work for those students in Years 3-6.
The Game Sense Approach allows for skill development and skill refinement as well as utilising these skills in game like situations. This year our sporting focus will be on Striking and Fielding games (Spikeball) Invasion Games (European Handball) Net and Wall Games (Pickleball), Target Games (Disc Golf and Table Tennis) , Gymnastics, Yoga and Fitness Circuits, as well as a Health Unit for each class.
Our programming for Receptions to Year 2s involves the BluEarth Program which is based on the development of Fundamental Movement Skills (gross motor skills), team work, collaboration, fair play and fun.
An overreaching model that will be utilised is Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) which is fundamentally based on 5 propositions:
Respect for the rights and feelings of others
Effort and cooperation
Caring and leadership
Transfer of responsibility outside the physical activity setting
Read a full overview of the Australian Curriculum for Health and physical education, including year level expectations for proficiency in the subject.