Physical Education

Physical Education at Campbell Primary School

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 one hour Physical Education class per week combined with a daily fitness program, which provides a minimum of two hours per week physical activity for every student at Campbell PS. Many students have the opportunity to spend more than two hours participating in a variety of physical activity programs.

Campbell PS prides itself on its inclusive Physical Education program, a program that also adapts and caters for an ever-changing school context. At Campbell Primary School we have created a Physical Education fair play focus called “The Campbell Way”. This focuses on encouraging students to take turns, include others, share equipment, follow rules, accept decisions, honesty, being inclusive, being a team member, manage competition, dealing with winning and losing, positive attitudes and values and leadership. We believe these are all important to develop our students mentally and physically.

 

Australian Curriculum Outcomes targeted in the Physical Education program:

Moving our body: The development of movement skills and strategies necessary to confidently and competently participate in any physical activities.

Understanding movement: Students positively look at the value of having a healthy and physical life in society.

Learning through movement: The progressive development of the skills required for students to make informed decisions about health and physical activity. This includes decision making, planning, goal setting, time management, stress management and self-esteem development.

 

Physical Education Programs that are offered at Campbell Primary School include:

  • Daily fitness sessions
  • Friday afternoon Sport sessions for Years 5 and 6 that focus on maximum participation
  • In term swimming lessons for Years 1-5
  • Cross Country and Athletics carnivals with a focus on maximum participation and inclusiveness.
  • Tennis coaching on Monday and Tuesday mornings before school, in terms 1, 2, and 4, through Darren Draper Tennis.
  • Campbell Golf Academy run by the club professional at Gosnells Golf Club for years 1-6
  • Marathon club for students, staff and parents
  • Partnership with Notre Dame University to run a tabloid sporting event for year 4’s
  • Opportunities to participate in community based sports tournaments
  • Variety of clinics by development officers and associations
  • Lunchtime sport tournaments organized and played by students (Sport Education in Physical Education Program)
  • 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.
  • South Central School Sports Association interschool events including;
    1. Summer Carnival (volleyball, softball, sofcrosse, cricket and basketball)
    2. Cross Country at Homestead Park
    3. Winter Carnival (netball, flag belt, football, soccer)
    4. Athletics Carnival at Ranford Primary

 

The Physical Education focus for each year level at Campbell Primary School

Kindergarten & Pre-primary

In Kindergarten and Pre primary the students will learn how to play together and learn to share equipment. The Physical Education focus is:

  • Listening skills
  • Sharing equipment
  • Cooperation
  • Learning playground games
  • Fundamental small ball handling skills
  • Fundamental large ball handling skills
  • Playing safely at school
  • Spatial awareness

Year 1 & 2

Developing Fundamental Movement Skills (running, jumping, hopping, skipping etc)Year 1 and year 2 students will be focusing on developing their small ball skills, striking skills and their ability to achieve success by working together. The Physical Education focus is:

  • Striking skills
  • Kicking skills
  • Object control skills
  • Cooperative games
  • Team work
  • Small ball skills
  • Large ball skills
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Spatial awareness

Year 3 & 4

Year 3 and year 4 students will focus on developing a positive attitude towards physical activity and learning fair play. Students will also experience a game sense approach to learning. The Physical Education focus is:

  • Cooperation/Teamwork
  • Adventure experiences in the playground
  • Small ball games
  • Learning strategies & tactics
  • Game sense approach (learn skills, rules & strategies through playing games)
  • Learning sport for leisure (ultimate frisbee, bocce, table tennis etc)
  • Small ball skills
  • Large ball skills

Year 5 & 6

Year 5 and year 6 students will focus on developing positive attitudes towards being physically active and developing leadership skills and management skills. The Physical Education focus is:

  • Cooperation/Teamwork
  • Adventure experiences in the playground
  • Learning strategies & tactics
  • Game sense approach (learn skills, rules & strategies through playing games)
  • Learning sport for leisure (ultimate frisbee, bocce, table tennis etc)
  • Goal setting
  • Creating games
  • Sport management
  • Small ball skills
  • Large ball skills
  • Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP)