Gowrie Primary School Sports
At Gowrie Primary school we provide a range of sports that meet all children’s needs. As part of the Departmental requirement we have a set time for Physical Education throughout each week differing for each year level.
K- 2 children are required to participate in 1.5 hours each week
3 – 6 children are required to participate in 3 hours each week.
We provide a number of sporting programs to meet these targets. Firstly throughout the past five years from 2004 – 2009 the school has been involved with the BLUE EARTH program focusing on a group of children.
Children in Year 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to trial for School District sports for the Tuggeranong districts during term 1 and 2. If successful they participate at a ACT district day to be selected in ACT teams. We recently had children selected for Soccer and Touch teams in 2009.
The school is involved in the SMART START program which is a Robert De Castella Initiative funded by the Federal Government. In 2010 there year levels will participate in the Physical Fitness Assessments. This information will be used to aid teachers in developing the necessary P.E programs for their children.
Each Year we run the MPAC (Minister’s Physical Activity Challenge) which is a ACT wide initiative encouraging children to participate in 60 minutes of exercise a day. It runs throughout term 3.
Every year in term 4 we offer a two week swimming program whereby the children undertake swimming lessons from Austswim qualified instructors at a local swimming facility.
Each year Gowrie have Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals that children participate in.
In addition all classes are involved in other weekly activities that focus on all areas of fitness, fundamental movement skills, game skills and sports.
K – 2 classes have a 30 minute Gross Motor Skills session each Friday which involves balancing, skipping, dodging, throwing and other Gross Motor Skills.
Throughout all these activities we promote the values of cooperation, respect, consideration, teamwork to create a non competitive environment.
During each year we also participate in interschool competitions. These include, Basketball, OzTag, Soccer and Touch Football.
We have sporting organisations that deliver clinics to the school each semester, including AFL, Cricket and many others.
During terms 2 and 3 teachers run sporting games at lunch times. During this competition children participate in games each lunch time. The sports include; Basketball, Cricket, Oztag, Soccer and more.
New In 2010 is the Fundamental Movement Skills Program which will run from the beginning of term 1. This program will involve students from K – 6 where a department PE consultant will work alongside each teacher to deliver PE lessons each week of the term.