Physical Education at Noranda Primary School
The primary focus of the Physical Education Program at Noranda Primary School is to develop and enhance the physical activity skills of all students and to encourage and foster a positive attitude toward a healthy and active lifestyle.
Noranda Primary School prides itself on its inclusive Physical Education program, a program that also adapts and caters for an ever-changing school context. During Physical Education lessons we focus on encouraging students to take turns, include others, share equipment, follow rules, accept decisions, honesty, being inclusive, being a team member, manage competition, dealing with winning and losing, positive attitudes and values and leadership.
Every student participates in 2 x 50 minute Physical Education lessons per week. Year 5 and 6 students also participate in a Senior Sport lesson every Friday afternoon. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activity programs and are exposed to a variety of sports.
Year 1 & 2
Year 1 and Year 2 students have been exposed to a wide range of fundamental movement skills during the first semester of 2022. They have been focusing on developing their small ball skills, striking skills and their ability to achieve success by working together. Static and dynamic movements were emphasised through a variety of different types of activities and minor games. These students have had the opportunity to improve body management, locomotion and object control skills through a variety of different types of games.
Year 3 & 4
Year 3 and Year 4 students have been focusing on a positive attitude towards physical activity and learning fair play. The focus of Physical Education for Year 4 and 5 students was to develop fine motor skills through modified games and sports. They have had the opportunity to develop their fitness and game skills as well as develop a sound knowledge and understanding of strategies, communication and teamwork. Students experience this through a game sense approach to learning through a variety of different types of sports.
Year 5 & 6
Year 5 and Year 6 students have focused on developing positive attitudes towards being physically active, developing leadership skills and management skills. The students have explored a wide range of sports and modified games including cricket, tennis, AFL football, ‘Ultimate Frisbee’, basketball, soccer and netball. Through these activities, they have been given the opportunity to improve body management, locomotion and coordination skills. Students experience this through a game sense approach to learning.
Year 5/6 Interschool Winter Sport Competition
This semester the Year 5 and 6 students competed in a Winter Interschool competition. The sports were AFL football, basketball, soccer, and netball. The students were required to try out for each sport. Each team trained very hard, and the results reflected all their efforts.
The 2022 Cross Country Event took place on the Monday the 7th of May and included the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students. The Year 3 and 4 students were required to run a total of 1500 metres and the year 5 and 6 students ran a total of 2000 metres. The top 5 students qualified for Noranda Primary School’s Interschool Cross Country team. It was great to see so many from the Cross Country Team training every Tuesday and Thursday at Running Club as well as at Cross Country Training each Wednesday. The students competed in two Interschool Cross Country events at Guildford Primary School and Coolbinia Primary School. The students performed amazingly well producing the best results for Noranda Primary School in years. Well done to all those involved!