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 Foundation and 1/2 area will develop and refine basic motor skills, namely, running, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing, kicking, rolling, balancing, twisting and turning. Those students in the 3/4 and 5/6 area 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.
All students are provided with the opportunity to participate in an intensive swimming program conducted by trained swimming instructors provided by the Aquatic Centre.
Athletics Sports (Grades 3-6)
Students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to represent the school in the District Athletics Carnival and the District Cross Country Competition.
Grade 5/6 Team Sports
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.
Winter Sports are held during term 2
Interschool sport choices include Football, Soccer and Netball.
Summer Sports are conducted during term 4
Interschool sport choices include Bat Tennis, Rounders, Kanga Cricket and hard ball Cricket.
Throughout these sports there is a constant focus on the school values of Respect, Compassion and Confidence along with good-sportsmanship, teamwork, trying your best and having fun.