Our School - Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education program at St. Therese’s School provides students with knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to achieve a degree of autonomy in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health.
Our program focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in our community. We promote the potential for lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of motor skills and movement competence, health-related physical fitness and sport education.
Students’ involvement in physical activity takes many forms, ranging 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 in students at St. Therese’s. Students progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. They learn about developing physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance in relation to both fitness and physical performance.
All children participate in two Physical Education sessions a week, one with a specialist teacher and the other with their classroom teacher. From Tuesday – Friday, 8:45 to 8:55am, all children are involved in ‘Morning Sport‘ activities. All activities are intended to improve students’ motor skills and fitness.
St. Therese’s Annual Sport Carnival is held during Fourth Term at the Moonee Valley Athletics Reserve. The students compete in a combination of track and field events, and tabloid sports in their team colours: Red, Blue, Green and Yellow.
Year Six students participate in summer and winter inter-school sport with seven other teams in the Buckley Region, through which they can potentially move to regional and state competitions.