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School Curriculum

Inspiration Station
Physical Education
Asian Studies
Performing Arts

Physical Education (P.E.)

Students’ involvement in physical activity ranges from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. They learn how developing physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance is related to both fitness and physical performance. Students progress from learning simple rules and procedures to enable them to participate in movement and physical activity safely, to using equipment safely and confidently.

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Perceptual Motor Program (P.M.P)

Prep students enjoy participating in our school’s Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) during their weekly Physical Education lesson. The program develops gross and fine motor skills, balance, spatial awareness, communication and appropriate behaviours. In each lesson, small groups of students rotate around five different activities with a leader at each station to guide them.  The activities include: fundamental motor skills of throwing and catching balls, running, jumping etc.  Additional activities are: dancing, skipping and climbing obstacle courses. Parents are welcome to help and join in.

Bike Education

Bike Education aims to educate students in Years 4-6 in cycling skills and road safety. Each student brings a roadworthy bicycle and helmet to school to participate in the program. Students ride their bike in the school ground practising steering, balance and stopping. They are also taught traffic skills of positioning, scanning and signalling. When competent, students ride on local streets around the school. Senior students ride to Chelsea and back to further develop their traffic and endurance skills.