At Newborough Primary School, Physical Education is an integral part of our school curriculum. It provides students with opportunities to be active and to learn the importance of physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle. All students participate in a weekly Physical Education class facilitated by a Specialist Physical Education teacher and a weekly Health lesson facilitated by a classroom teacher. Health topics covered in class include, but not limited to, healthy eating, personal hygiene, sun safety, water safety, road safety and protective behaviours etc.
The focus for students in Pre-Primary is on the development of Fundamental Movement Skills including balancing, jumping, running, galloping, skipping, kicking, throwing and catching. Through small group station play and the use of music and games, students learn and consolidate these skills. There is also a strong emphasis on the importance of following the rules and taking turns.
In Years 1 and 2, students continue to develop and refine Fundamental Movement Skills and apply these skills in game situations. Students develop an understanding and learn to follow rules, participate cooperatively, and demonstrate fair play in minor games and physical activities.
During Years 3 to 6, the focus moves to specific sports and in particular, the skills associated with each. Students are encouraged to develop their skills and apply these in game situations, along with strategies and tactics to successfully achieve an outcome or goal. We continue to develop interpersonal skills in physical activities, such as cooperation skills, encouragement of others, and dealing with conflicts and disagreements.
Physical Education lessons focus on the development of Fundamental Movement skills, game play, teamwork and confidence in participation through activities and sports. Here at Newborough Primary School, our students have the opportunity to then apply these skills during scheduled Senior Sport, Carnivals and Interschool competitions. Our three factions; Connor, Corbet and Manning promote healthy competition between students and teachers across year levels and provides a sense of community in the sporting arena.
Newborough acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as traditional custodians of this boodja (land) and recognises their continuing spiritual connection to country and moort (family). We would like to show respect to Elders past, present and emerging. It is a privilege to waabiny (play), kadadjiny (learn) and to make bunji (friends) on Whadjuk Noongar boodja.
Newborough Primary School - BSB: 016 350 - Account Number: 340871304 - ABN: 18 606 940 077