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. 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. 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.
Foundation/1 Physical Education
During Physical Education, 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 year guys!
Swimming Program (Years Foundation to Year 3)
8 day program!
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 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.
During Physical Education, 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.
During Physical Education, students will explore striking skills in the sport of Hockey. Students will focus on the push pass, dribbling and shooting skills. Year 4, 5 and 6 students in the Findon Athletics team as a result from the house athletics carnival, will compete against district schools.
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 year guys!
During Physical Education, 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 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.
Students will also relate fundamental throwing and catching skills to sports specific skills in European Handball in addition to Lacrosse being non traditional sports.
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.
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.