At Cornwall Park District School there are many opportunities to learn more about and enjoy physical education.
Mr Paul Campbell is our PE Specialist. He offers weekly class lessons for every class, where children develop physical skills as well as having numerous opportunities for them to then apply these in game situations.
The PE programme reflects seasonal activities and help develop skills before providing an opportunity for children compete in school or zone competitions such as athletics, cross country etc.
The school is also lucky to still have an onsite pool facility where in Term 1 of each year children focus on developing water confidence through to advanced swimming skills depending on individual need. Towards the end of Term 1 all Year levels take part in swimming sports where a mixture of competitive and fun events are provided for children to take part in.
Children at Cornwall Park District School have many opportunities to take part on different sports especially as they move up through the school.
Year 5 and 6 Tuesday Sports
In Terms 2 and 3 students in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to compete against other local schools once a fortnight, across a range of codes including netball, soccer, hockey and rugby. On the alternative week, the children practice for their upcoming game. For children who would prefer a more non-competitive environment we provide school based sports activities during these Tuesday afternoon sessions, so all children are active.
Children in all year levels have the opportunity to compete in annual swimming competitions, Athletics Day, cross country as well bi-athlon (Y1-2) or triathlon (Y5/Y6). There is a strong emphasis on taking part, however, as children progress through the school they have more opportunities to be competitive and possibly represent the school in zone competitions involving a number of local schools.
We register a number of teams for various competitions outside school across a range of codes including basketball, netball and flipper ball. These teams are dependent on parents offering their support as team managers and coaches. Practice sessions are normally organised during lunchtimes or after school. The school is always open to new opportunities especially when parent support is offered.
Cornwall Park District School offers the Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) to all New Entrant/ Year 1 children in Terms 2 and 3 each year. PMP is a step by step programme that repeats a series of physical and sensory activities, developing gross and fine motor skills resulting in these perceptions and motor reactions becoming more automatic on the return to the classroom. This allows the brain to be able to free itself up to concentrate on higher thinking tasks optimising learning opportunities.