The Health and Physical Education program at Mount Waverley Primary School provides students with knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to achieve a degree of autonomy in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health. This program focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in our society.
Students’ involvement in physical activity can take many forms, ranging from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. They learn how developing physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance is related to both fitness and physical performance.
Students progress from learning simple rules and procedures to enable them to participate in movement and physical activity safely, to using equipment safely and confidently. Students undertake a variety of roles when participating in sports such as umpire, coach, player and administrator and assume responsibility for the organisation of aspects of a sporting competition.
Sports covered within the school include: Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Handball, Hockey, Kickball, Lacrosse, Netball, Rounders, Skipping, Softball, T-ball, Hot Shots Tennis, Volleyball, Badmintion, Table Tennis and Racquetball.
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