PE

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Welcome to Physical Education at Findon Primary.
Our school has a very strong commitment to notion of 'healthy body-healthy mind'. To this end our program offers a skill focus with games as a the end product. We offer our students a range of opportunities to play within a competitive structure, with a number of our teams successful in tournaments.


Findon Primary has a long and strong association with the Physical Education Facility at RMIT. Our school hosts first year teachers on their initial school contact. The RMIT program is a 10 week practicum operating each Wednesday morning from Term 2. Both trainees and students enjoy this experience.
Supporting the week PE classes is our intensive Swimming Program. This program is offered to students in Years Prep to Year 4. It commences in Term 3 and run for 20 sessions. We aim to have these sessions everyday if venues allow. Learning to swim is a 'life' skill essential for all. Swimming at Findon PS is viewed as compulsory.


Incorporated in the PE program is an aspect of Outdoor Education. In this primary setting we focus on graduated 'away' from home experiences commencing with afterschool activities for Year Prep to a Year 6 Canberra Tour in Term One each year.
The swimming program runs over 2 weeks and is 4 days per week held at Leisure City Epping.
Findon students participate in weekly PE lessons focussing on the development of the 11 fundamental motor skills. These lessons can also include minor, modified and major games. An emphasis on student safety and playing by the rules is addressed during PE lessons. Currently the following programs are offered at Findon PS -


Foundation/1 Physical Education Term 3

During Physical Education in term three, students will explore soccer skills including passing and dribbling and the extended long kick. Students will focus on tapping the ball, stepping next to the ball and kicking with the inside of their foot when passing, with little taps keeping the ball close to their body when dribbling. Students will also explore AFL skills including handballing and the punt kick.  

Students will have the opportunity to participate in weekly PMP sessions where various fundamental motor skills will be reinforced and developed.

The swimming program in the last two weeks aims to enhance a number of survival skills, swimming strokes and skills.

 

Looking forward to an energetic, positive term three guys!

 

2014 Swimming Program (Years Foundation to Year 3

 

COST $75 for the entire 8 day program!

 This covers swimming instruction and bus/travel to and from the pool the entire eight day intensive swimming program with the instructors ratio 1:10 students.

The program will be held at Leisure City, Epping, however numbers are limited to 120 students, so please reply early to ensure your child is registered and included.

 

The swimming program will run from Monday the 8th of September to Thursday 11th (week 9) and continue on Monday the 15th to Thursday the 18th of September.

These are the last two weeks of term 3, 2014.

 

The Program:

The students will be taught water safety, survival and swimming strokes/ techniques. Towards the end of the program, students will be tested for certificate and assessment purposes. The students will travel to and from the Swim Centre by bus, which is all organised by the school.

 

Year 2/3 Term 3 2014

During Physical Education in term three, students will explore AFL skills including handballing and AFL punt kick, with an additional focus on dodging and minor game tactics. Students will also explore soccer skills including dribbling, passing, the extended long kick and game tactics specifically related to the sport of soccer.  

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the swimming program in the last two weeks which aims to enhance a number of survival skills, swimming strokes and skills.

 

4/5 Term 3 2014

During Physical Education in term three, students will explore striking skills in the sport of Hockey. Students will focus on the push pass, dribbling and shooting skills. 4/5 and Year 6 students in the Findon Athletics team as a result from the house athletics carnival, will compete against district schools on the 27th of August.

Students will also complete a unit on soccer where dribbling, passing and the extended kick will be explored and developed. Students will continue to have discussions on making connections with their health and physical activity including ways to improve fitness and healthy eating.

 

Looking forward to an energetic, positive term three guys!

 

Year 6 Term 3 2014

During Physical Education in term three, students will complete and perform their hard work for the fitness-athon and explore non- traditional sports where throwing and catching skills are of key emphasis.

Students will learn and play the sport of Lacrosse early in term three. There will be a focus on the scoop technique and side, step, throw and shooting skills.

5/6 students involved in the Hoop Time Basketball Tournament will compete on the 7th of August at the Mill Park Basketball Stadium.

4/5 and Year 6 students in the Findon Athletics team as a result from the house athletics carnival, will compete against district schools on the 27th of August.

Students will also relate fundamental throwing and catching skills to sports specific skills in European Handball in addition to Lacrosse being non traditional sports. 

 


Go For Your Life Award
Congratulations to everyone at Findon Primary School on being awarded the Kids Go For Your Life Award for 2008.
Findon Primary is the first of 28 schools in the Shire of Whittlesea to win the award.
On Tuesday the 19th of February, Kerri Simpson was presented with the Award certificate and a cheque for $250 from a number of dignitaries including -
Elizabeth Nealy - Mayor of Whittlesea
Lily D'Ambrosio - State Local Member for Parliament
Natalie Russell - Primary School KGFYL Coordinator
Susie Honisett - State KGFYL Manager
Patricia Hale - Local Council Coordinator for KGFYL
In receiving the recognition, Findon PS completed the 7 criteria required to reach successful completion of the award.
These criteria included every student having a water bottle at school; our canteen offering healthy lunches and snack and not having fried foods, soft drinks or lollies; meeting the required physical activity time per week;sports equipment being offered to students throughout the school day; and written documentation of the variety of curriculum studies related to health and physical activity at Findon.


Hats & Sunnies
Findon students are required to wear approved hats and sunglasses during Terms 1 and 4. The sunglasses are purchased at the school. Sunscreen is also offered in each classroom. Hats can be purchased through the uniform shop.


Fruit in Schools
Findon students have fruit at 10am each day as part of the Healthy Diets Program. The school purchases a small amount of fruit for students, but also request the students bring their own


Hydration Policy
It is preferred that all students have a drink bottle readily available to allow for sipping water throughout the day. Drink bottles are also available at the Uniform shop.
Please view the three articles below outlining how sunglasses have become a compulsory part of Findon Primary School’s sunsmart policy.

 

1. Specs Cool At School.
2. ‘Sunnies’ Add Cool To School.
3. Things Are Looking Up.