At Wantirna, we offer Physical Education from Foundation to Year 6. Each grade has weekly lessons with the physical education teacher.
From Foundation to Year 2, the focus is on developing the fundamental motor skills that prepare students for involvement in games and sports. In Years 3 & 4 there is a continued focus on fundamental skill development with the application of these skills in modified and small games. Students in Years 5 & 6 participate in whole games and sports take on increasing significance, while still developing fundamental skills. Inter-school sport is offered from Years 4 to 6 and involves students participating in team sports against other schools.
Teamwork is an essential skill that remains a focus right across the physical education curriculum. It is an important social skill that is important for students in life outside the school as well as in games and activities at school. This includes working with a range of other students and displaying sportsmanship when winning and losing.
Throughout the year we also provide many opportunities for our students to participate in specialist sports including:
- District Swimming Carnival
- Cross Country
- School Sport Victoria Coaching
- Hotshots Tennis