Health and Physical Education

The Physical Education and Sport program offers a broad and challenging program from Prep to Grade 6. The students are encouraged to be involved and participate to the best of their abilities. At Viewbank we encourage lots of sport focused clinics from visiting groups in the community to enhance students knowledge and ability in a wide range of sports as well as involvement in events such as the Hoop Time Basketball Competition.

Prep

The Physical Education program focuses on introductory skills using the Fundamental Motor Skills program. Using games and activities based on this, the P.E. program covers Basic Ball Skils - throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking, Spatial and Movement Awareness, Team Work activities. Preps are also involved in the Perceptual Motor Performance (PMP) program which includes activites for visual and spatial awareness for movement and skill development. Gymnastic skills are also main components of the P.E curriculum with a 4 week off site gymnastics program conducted at a gymnasium in Research.

Grade 3 & 4

During each term students develop their knowledge and skills in a range of sports including soccer, teeball, football, netball and athletics. The main focus in the 3/4 area is to build knowledge of these sports to lead into interschool sports in grades 5 and 6 with an emphasis on building health and physical fitness through awareness of health issues and fitness testing activities. Including the range of sport clinics and sport carnivals held each year, students are given many opportunites to try new sports and skills. Gymnastic skills are also main components of the P.E curriculum with a 4 week off site gymnastics program conducted at a gymnasium in Research.

Grade 1 & 2

Continuing the development of the Fundamental Motor Skills program and introducing major sporting games. Students are challenged to use skills in team games such as Basketball, Football, Netball and Soccer while developing teamwork and sportsmanship. Athletics is a main area in Term 3 with events such as long jump, shot put, discus and hurdles. Gymnastic skills are also main components of the P.E curriculum with a 4 week off site gymnastics program conducted at a gymnasium in Research. Including the range of sport clinics and sport carnivals held each year, students are given many opportunites to try new sports and skills.

Grade 5 & 6

Interschool sport is a major part of the 5/6 area with regular interschool sport activities taking place each week. Included in the interschool sport competion are swimming carnivals, athletics, zone and state trials for a range of sports. Students are also involved in a wide range of sporting clinics and special events. During Physical Education classes each week students participate in a range of activities such as basketball, football, bat tennis, netball, volleyball and cricket. Students also continue learning about health and physical fitness attributes with specific activites and testing. Gymnastic skills are also main components of the P.E curriculum with a 4 week off site gymnastics program conducted at a gymnasium in Research.