PE & Sport


Physical and sport education enables the development of fitness, skills and knowledge related to health and wellbeing. The 60-minute weekly session covers the following areas: Fundamental, Gross and Fine motor skills and modified sports and major games.

 

Students in Prep and  Years 1 & 2 will develop and refine basic motor skills, namely, running, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing, kicking, rolling, balancing, twisting and turning. Those students in Years 3 - 6 will learn to use these skills and more complex skills in, increasingly complex situations, from simple games through to a variety of sports.

 

Physical education is a vital part of each child's physical, social and emotional development. Students benefit from regular physical skill development and regular participation in a wide variety of sporting activities.

Swimming Program

All students are provided with the opportunity to participate in an intensive swimming program conducted by trained swimming instructors provided by the Aquatic Centre.

Year 3 - 6 Athletics and Cross Country

Students in Years 3 - 6 have the opportunity to represent the school in the District Athletics Carnival and the District Cross Country Competition.

Year 5/6 inter school sport

William Ruthven Primary School is a member of the Keon Park District School Sports Association which runs both Summer and Winter sports competitions for 5/6 students.