Physical Education

Physical Education and Sport

Physical Education is an essential component of each child’s development.

At Parkhill, we teach each child explicit fundamental motor skills through our comprehensive Physical Education/Sport program. Skills are taught through a fun, games based program which actively involves all students and caters for varying developmental needs. In addition, all Prep students participate in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) to assist the development of motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination in an active, fun environment.

Parkhill’s Perceptual Motor Program operates in the Hall and is fully equipped with swinging ropes, trampettes, climbing apparatus and balance beams.

Senior pupils participate in weekly inter-school sport in football, netball, soccer, kickball, rounders, softball, teeball (modified softball) and Newcombe (modified volleyball).

Parkhill has annual athletics, cross country and swimming sports in which children represent one of four house teams: Goulburn, La Trobe, Yarra and Murray. Students also enjoy annual inter-school sport in athletics, swimming and cross-country and some are selected to represent Parkhill in regional and Victorian competitions.

All Parkhill students participate in an annual four-week gymnastics programme devised and co-ordinated by our Physical Education Co-ordinator.

Clinics and round-robin competitions are held in a variety of sports including; basketball, badminton, netball, cricket tennis and soccer.

All children also participate in an annual, intensive two-week swimming tuition program with trained instructors.

We also provide the “Active After-school Communities” program, providing FREE sport sessions after school twice a week. Students are involved in selecting the activities with some recent selections including; Triathlon, Circus-Skills, Badminton, Karate, Fencing and Athletics.

 

Physical Education Program Areas

 

Prep

Students are getting the opportunity to focus on their throwing and kicking skills. These are being developed through specific activities and games. Students will also begin to play simple modified games to introduce them to rules in sports. Program areas include:

  • Perceptual Motor Program
  • Ball handling
  • Minor games
  • Gymnastics
  • Aquatics: swimming lessons

 

Years 1 & 2

Students are continuing to building on their basic skills that are the basis of many sports (e.g. kicking for soccer, hand-eye coordination for tee ball etc). To consolidate the skills they have acquired and to encourage team cooperation, we are playing a lot of modified games.

Program areas include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Ball handling
  • Minor games
  • Aquatics: swimming lessons

 

Years 3 & 4

Students are learning more specific games rules. They are putting into practise all the skills they have acquired in Prep, Year1 and Year 2. Program areas include:

  • Ball handling
  • Minor games
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Aquatics: swimming lessons
  • Year level sports: basketball, T-ball, netball, AFL, soccer and Kanga Cricket.

 

Years 5 & 6

Students are participating in a range of sports, such as tennis, soccer and basketball, in order to further develop their skills. Program areas include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Ball handling
  • Minor games
  • Athletics
  • Aquatics: swimming lessons
  • Interschool sports: volleyball, T-ball/softball, Kanga Cricket, netball, basketball, AFL
  • and soccer
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