Physical Education

Physical Education (P.E.) is one of the five specialist programs taught at Newport Lakes PS. All grades spend one hour a week participating in physical activity, playing games, and developing their skill set and knowledge of different sports.

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

Michael Jordan

In Years P-2 there is a high emphasis on hands-on, fun and non-competitive games and activities aimed at building their fundamental motor skills and team play. Fundamental motor skills include catching, kicking, running, throwing, bouncing, leaping, dodging, punting, forehand striking and two-handed side-arm striking.

Students in Year 3/4 also spend time revisiting the fundamental motor skills, but they also begin to look at modified sports. Examples of modified sports include Newcomb, Rounders, Bat Tennis and Kanga Cricket.

In Year 5/6 there is a heavy emphasis on sport and team play. This includes gaining an understanding of the rules, tactics, equipment and mechanics involved when playing different individual and team sports.

Students across the school are also provided with other learning opportunities that fall under the Physical Education umbrella. These include:

  • An intensive swimming program. It is for students in Years P-2 and runs over a two week period in Term Four
  • A beach life saving program for students in Year 3-6. It is a two day program held in Term Four
  • A tabloid sports day for students in Years P-2
  • An athletics carnival for students in Years 3-6. This event acts as our school trials and is also a house team event. It takes place at the Newport Athletics Track on the same day as the P-2 tabloid sports day
  • Weekly interschool sports matches against students from other local primary schools in our district. These matches take place on Friday morning in Terms One and Two and include our Year 5/6 students
  • Gala days in swimming, cross-country and athletics where students from Years 3-6 represent the school against other students at district, division and state level
  • Sports clinics from outside agencies