A specialist teacher is employed to oversee and deliver Physical Education lessons as well as the extra curricula sporting opportunities. All classes take part in 2 Physical Education lessons per week. Learning is planned using the Australian Curriculum, focusing on the development of essential gross motor and movement skills and concepts. Students participate in a range of physical activities including; AFL, rugby, tennis, netball, hockey, athletics, basketball, cricket, baseball/softball and soccer. Students in Years T-2 participate in a perceptual Motor Program once/week designed to develop their coordination, balance and gross motor skills.
Students are assessed on their skills, performance, sportsmanship, teamwork and attitudes.
The school has a number of facilities for teaching Physical Education lessons including an undercover gym area, school oval and hall with a fully sprung wooden floor for dance and movement sessions.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is registered as a Sporting School and receives funding from the Federal government to assist in the delivery of a comprehensive and varied program. Funds are used to employ suitably qualified coaches to deliver sessions and to purchase resources for the program.
Students are expected to wear their school sports uniform and runners on their scheduled PE days only. On other days of the week they are expected to wear their normal school uniform.