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Physical Education


At Freshwater State School we consider physical activity to be a valuable part of a balanced curriculum. Prep through to Year 6 students participate in a broad range of developmentally appropriate physical experiences within the Health and Physical Education strand of the Australian Curriculum.

Physical education has many dimensions:
• Games: major (soccer, hockey, AFL, netball, etc.)
• Minor (clumps, shark and octopus, etc.)
• Modified (nettaball, t-ball, etc.)
• Dancing/gymnastics
• Fitness and conditioning
• Aquatics (swimming and water safety)
• Fundamental motor skills (bounce, catch, jump, hop, etc.)

• Sport - cross country, athletics and major games as well as inter-school   athletics, inter-school sports competitions, district sports, regional sport and state sport. Freshwater competes in the Barron River School Sport District and Peninsula School Sport Region.




Term one - The focus in Term One is on ball handling, minor games, cross country training, Year 4 and 6 swimming, culminating with our school cross country fun run on the last day of Term 1. This serves as a trial for selection to compete in the 10 – 12 years Barron River School Sport district cross country trials, as well as the major fundraiser for the year for Physical Education.


Term two – Early term two the focus is on major games e.g. Soccer, Hockey, Basketball etc then Year 3-6 begin preparation for the Interhouse Athletics Carnival which is held on the last day of Term two. The year 3-6 carnival also serves as selection for the Barron River School Sport District athletics trials. Here at Freshwater we have four sporting teams: Taipans (red), Crocs (yellow), Marlins (blue), and Eagles (purple).


Term three - Early in this term (Show Eve Thursday) is the Prep - Year 3 Athletics Carnival. The focus for the remainder of the term is on major games such as t-ball, soccer, hockey, AFL and touch football. The Year 3 and 5 swimming program is conducted and the Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival is held on the last day of Term 3.


Term four - The focus is on dance, tennis, gymnastics and modified tenpin bowling. The Prep to Year 2 swimming program is conducted in Term 4.