Health and Physical Education at St. Mary’s
Movement, health and fun
Health and Physical Education at St. Mary’s focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. Our programs offer students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.
The program at St. Mary’s offers explicit teaching of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation they develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport both in Australian society and globally.
- At St Mary’s all students participate Physical Education lessons and sport sessions each week
- All Foundation students attend one 30 minute Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) session per week in term 3 and 4. Parent helpers are encouraged to assist with the running of this program.
- Students in Foundation to Year 6 attend swimming sessions at Dandenong Oasis Aquatic Centre during term 4.
- The students in Years 3 to 6 are placed into one of the four house groups. Students compete in these house groups when they participate in our cross country and athletics events.
- Year 5 and 6 students also have the opportunity to represent the school through their participation in four Gala sports days throughout the year. The students compete against neighbouring schools in sports such as netball, basketball, football, soccer and t-ball.
- Students who are successful in school based sporting events are given the opportunity to represent school in swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, football, netball, cross country and athletics at the District, Division, Region and State levels.
- The students at St Mary’s are also extremely fortunate to take part in school camps every year from grade 3-6.