Physical Education at Garrang Wilam Primary School
All students at Garrang Wilam Primary School participate in one 50 minute lesson of Physical Education per week. The Physical Education program provides students with the opportunities to be physically active, develop fundamental motor skills, movement skills, teamwork skills, social skills, sportsmanship skills and apply them into structured activities and games.
The program begins in Prep with the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), it is a movement-based program which helps younger children improve their eye/hand and eye/foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion and eye-tracking skills. Using a variety of equipment this program goes for 5 – 6 weeks in Term 1.
The Physical Education program is a sequential learning program based on the fundamental motor skills of; running, leaping, jumping, dodging, balancing, throwing, catching, kicking, ball bouncing, forehand striking, two handed side striking and punting. As students progress through into middle and upper primary school we transition into ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ through the topics of; target games, invasion games, net/wall games and striking/fielding games. We also explore other topics, such as, what our school values look like in physical education, gymnastics/dance, athletics, indigenous games and how our body responds to physical activity.
Throughout the school year there are opportunities for students to participate in the below sporting events:
Cross Country Carnival
Interschool Sport Gala Days (Year 5/6)
Hoop Time (Year 3 – 6)
Truganina District level competitions and beyond (Year 3 – 6)