Term Three in Phys Ed
Term Three in Physical Education is jam packed with sporting activities and opportunities.
Firstly, on Monday 23rd July we have our School Athletics Carnival at Casey Fields. This is a wonderful way for all students to participate and experience athletics in a professional setting. For students in Years 3-6, this is the event that helps us determine who will be representing the school at District Athletics later in the term.
Foundation/One students will again 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 3 to 6 are gearing up to participate in Hoop Time. This is a round robin basketball tournament held at Cardinia Life against other schools in our area. The tournament is split into ability levels based on playing experience.
All year levels have started working on their jump rope skills. We are aiming to improve our fitness and coordination with sustained skipping and learning some jump rope tricks. We have 4 jump rope challenges involving sustained skipping that the students will work their way through. The Year 2-6’s will choreograph a jump rope routine that showcases the tricks they will be practising. This will be presented to the class.
I have been able to secure another grant this term through the government initiative, Sporting Schools. With this grant, students across all year levels will be participating in an AFL football program. This program will be delivered by outside coaches later in the term. This grant also allows me to purchase new equipment appropriate to running the program.
Year 5/6 students are about to undertake the Tiger Paw program. This program is presented by Cardinia Leisure and Richmond Football Club and consists of four sessions. The sessions cover nutrition, physical activity, resilience/leadership and cultural awareness. These sessions will be held at the school and at the Cardinia Cultural Centre. The program complements the school values as well as the Health and Physical Education program we offer.
Cross 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.
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.