Physical Education is essential to students’ academic, social and emotional development and is one of the Victorian Curriculum areas taught to all students at Mullum Primary School.
Students participate in one specialist physical education session each week. Sessions are designed to develop students’ fundamental movement skills and game tactics, whilst also improving fitness and the ability to work as part of a team.
Students are taught basic skills such as catching, over and underarm throwing, dodging, running, one and two handed hitting and kicking.
From Grade 3 onwards, students are taught more complex skills and strategies and begin to participate in more complex minor and major games such as soccer, netball, basketball, football, hot shots tennis, softball, sofcrosse, volleystars and cricket T20. A variety of equipment is used during these sessions and we have access to a large grassed oval space, basketball and undercover netball court.
Students in Grade 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in an Interschool Sport program with several schools in our local area, travelling to different locations and working as a team to represent our school in their chosen sport.
All students participate in cross country and athletics activities, with older students who excel gaining the opportunity to pursue their sport at a district, division, regional, state and Australia wide level.
Swimming lessons are offered to all students each year and our Grade 6 students participate in water safety training with Life Saving Victoria.