At Seaford North we have an extensive Physical Education and Sport program for all students F-6.
F- 2 Students participate 2 hours of PE and sport a week involving skill development of basic motor skills particularly running, jumping, striking, throwing, dribbling, kicking, catching and gymnastics. As they progress, students are introduced to modified games where their skills are put into action.
Grade 3 and 4 students participate in 2 hours of PE and sport a week were skills are developed across a range of sports including AFL, rugby, soccer, cricket, basketball, netball, volleyball and tee ball. Individual sports such as gymnastics, athletics and tennis are also covered. This extensive program is designed to develop the students’ skills in sports, build teamwork and cooperation and instil an understanding for rules in sport.
Grade 5 and 6 students participate in 3 hours of PE and sport a week including sport competitions. At this level the focus is on a ‘Game sense approach’ where skills are developed in sports such as hockey, lacrosse, golf, tennis and badminton. Athletics, fitness and gymnastics are also covered. Throughout the year, the students compete in inter-school sport, playing against schools in our district.
During Terms 1 and 4, Grade 5 and 6 students participate in summer sports such as volleyball, softball, rounders, basketball and cricket. In Terms 2 and 3 students participate in sports such as; AFL, hockey, soccer, Walla rugby and T-ball.
In PE lessons students in Grades 3-6 learn to transfer their skills into modified games. In Grades 5 and 6, students have the opportunity to officiate games involving their peers.
Students are provided with the opportunity to represent the school at carnivals including District, Division, Regional, State and finally National competition in swimming, athletics and cross country. They also have the opportunity to advance in several team sports to representative levels.