Curriculum - Sport and Outdoor Education

 

Sport

Our school has a specialist interest in sport and physical activity and value the contribution to the overall health and wellbeing of young people and communities. Our school aims to: Conduct a quality sport and physical education program Encourage and support sport initiatives particularly those that connect students with their community Seek and provide opportunities for everyone to be physically active outside scheduled classes, and create a school environment that supports and encourages sport and physical activity We hold the basic belief that all classes should participate in exercise on a daily basis for a student’s health and well being. The old adage of a healthy body helps create a healthy mind is still very relevant. Regular running, athletics, cross country, minor and major ball games and their associated skills, swimming, soccer, netball, tee ball, cricket, dance and football, are all activities and opportunities for our students to participate. The aspects of confidence, having a go, cooperation and teamwork are all required for most of our sporting activities and having students in class capable of working cooperatively with each other facilitates other learning. Our school’s participation rate in athletics and soccer in particular is excellent, with students reaching state level in recent years. Team spirit and a sense of belonging engendered by taking part in many of these activities helps the students hold their school in high regard and teaches them to value both group and individual efforts and performances School Sport excursions are supported by school staff at the Kiewa Valley and the Wodonga level of competition for athletics, swimming, winter sports and cross country. Parents are responsible for travel, supervision and costs beyond this level of competition.