Physical Education

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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 well-being across their lifespan

  • develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and well-being, 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.

Our Physical Education Specialist provides one hour each week of dedicated skills and game play for every year 1-6 student.  Kindergarten and Pre-primary teachers provide developmentally appropriate skills and game play for Kindergarten and Pre-primary students.  A second hour of physical education is provided by the classroom teacher.

Newton Primary runs a cross country and Faction Carnival program annually. Our finest athletes compete in Interschool competitions for cross country and Athletics Carnival events with other local schools.

Students in years 5-6 participate in a range of games such as Tennis, Cricket, Football, Minkey, Soccer and Netball. Travel between local schools to participate in mini carnivals support fair play and team skill building.  

Further specialised coaching is provided by funding from the Sporting Schools Program and this allows us to access local sporting clubs with additional qualified coaches.  Some of these sports are organised before and after school. When these programs become available, students receive a note for parents and it will be advertised in our school newsletter.

Health Education is taught by classroom teachers. A range of programs are utilised to support students to develop sound interpersonal and problem solving skills.  We use programs such as the Zones of Regulation, Aussie Optimism, SDERA and Protective Behaviours. Students learn how to live healthy life styles through exercise, healthy food choices, safe sun, water and bike safety practices.  Incursions are often provided to students by organisations such as the Royal Life Saving Society and Constable Care.