Comprehensive PE and Sports Programs are offered at LPPS. Gross Motor Skills, hand eye coordination, physical fitness and skills associated with a diverse range of physical activities and sports are developed through the program. Through the students participating in the program, they will also develop good sportsmanship, greater self-esteem and confidence, tolerance, resilience, teamwork and leadership skills. Students will also develop an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the range of recreational and sporting opportunities available to them both at school and in the wider community.
Foundation to Year 1 have two, half hour sessions of PE a week (Year 2, 1 hour session per week) with the focus on developing the fundamental motor skills – running, hopping, skipping, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. A gymnastics unit is included to develop balance, co-ordination, flexibility, strength and confident body movement.
In addition Foundation students also participate in a weekly 40 minute Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) session. This is a program where language is the key factor in providing the perceptual knowledge about the motor experience; thus reinforcing the language aspect in the classroom.
Students in Years 3 – 6 have a weekly hour PE session. Practical activities and minor games are designed to further develop Fundamental Motor Skills and their effective application in a game, basic offensive and defensive game strategies, as well as learning the importance of fair play, safe practises and co-operative involvement.
LPPS students participate in an extensive, sequential Aquatics Program for the seven years of their Primary education. In Prep – Year 4, the focus is on developing water awareness, water safety and stroke development in a pool. Implementing these skills in an open water environment is the emphasis in Years 5 and 6.
Bike Education in Year 4, Twilight Sports (Prep – Year 2), weekly Year level sport for Years 3 – 5, Interschool sport for Year 6, 2 x 2 Sports (which exposes the students to a variety of sporting facilities within the local community), an extensive House Competition involving lunchtime competitions, Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming carnivals as well as participating in Interschool sport at the District, Zone and State level are other programs the students at LPPS have the opportunity to participate in.
Through the Sports Program students can develop their leadership skills. House and Vice Captains (Year 6) assist with the running and organisation of House Carnivals, Lunchtime activities and sports equipment, whilst the Year 5 Sports Leaders are responsible for set-up and pack-up for Year 5 sport as well looking after class sports equipment.
Parental support and assistance is valued and much appreciated. It ensures the smooth and successful running of activities offered at the different year levels – PMP, Bike Education, Water Safety, Interschool Sport and House Carnivals.
OVERVIEW HPE AND SPORTS PROGRAMS
Fundamental Motor Skills - running, hopping, skipping, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and striking
Gymnastics, Minor Games
Athletics, Jump Rope, Bombardment, Soccer, Netball, Tee Ball, Basketball, Minor Games
Year 3 Sport
House Cross Country, Athletics, Swimming
Interschool Cross Country
Lunchtime House Activities
Athletics, Fitness, Rounders, European Handball, Cricket, Hockey, Minor Games
Year 4 Sport
Interschool Cross Country, Athletics, Swimming
Athletics, Fitness, Soccer, Netball, Touch Football, Softball, Triathlon, Minor Games
Year 5 Sport
Aquatics – Water Safety, Triathlon
2 x 2 Sport
Athletic, Fitness, Basketball, Football, Softlaccrose, Volleyball, Minor Games
Year 6 Interschool Sport – Winter and Summer
Aquatics – Water Safety, Surf’n’Sup