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The primary focus of the Physical Education Program is to develop and enhance the physical activity skills of all students and to encourage and foster a positive attitude toward a healthy and active lifestyle. Every student participates in a 55-minute Physical Education class per week. Many students have the opportunity to spend more than two hours participating in a variety of physical activity programs.
The Western Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
- access, evaluate and apply appropriate information and resources to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health and wellbeing across their lifespan
- develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, and to build and manage respectful relationships
- acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
- engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
- analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape their understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally, and globally.
Physical Education Programs that are offered at Edney Primary School include:
- Year 5 and 6 Senior Sport on Friday morning with a focus on training for summer/winter athletics carnivals depending on the term.
- Term 4 swimming lessons for Pre-primary – Year 6
- Cross Country and Athletics carnivals with a focus on maximum participation and inclusiveness.
- Running club for students on Monday and Wednesday mornings
- A variety of clinics by sport development officers and club associations
- Lunchtime sport organised and played by students
- A diversified Physical Education program that not only focuses on core sports and skill development but offers the chance for students to experience sports that they may not normally be exposed to for all Years Pp-6.
- Darling Range Learning Community interschool events including:
- Summer Carnival (volleyball, softball, and cricket)
- Futsal Carnival
- Basketball Carnival
- Winter Carnival (netball, football, soccer)
- Athletics Carnival