Physical Education

Physical Education

Sherbourne Primary School provides a comprehensive Physical Education program where students learn fundamental motor skills and trial a wide range of new sports. Some of these sports offered include lacrosse, swimming, athletics, cricket, football, netball, basketball, gymnastics, dance, skipping, hockey, bat tennis, rounders, softball and tee ball.

Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 all participate in Friday Summer and Winter Interschool Sport where they train and compete against other primary schools in our local area.

All students take part in a 50 minute PE skills lesson each week. Both Middle and Upper School grades take part in an additional sports session each Friday.

In addition to their 50 minute weekly PE session, Prep students participate in a 50 minute Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) each week which involves eye – hand and eye – foot co-ordination, fitness, balance and gymnastic stations. We welcome parent helpers for such sessions.

Sherbourne has strong links with our local community, with many sports groups delivering clinics to our students at various times throughout the year.

At Sherbourne we offer numerous PE opportunities to our students. Sherbourne is in its third year of offering the ‘Free Sporting Schools’ programs, which runs on school grounds, out of school hours. In 2016 free tennis, netball and cricket sessions were delivered. At Sherbourne we run our own Swimming and Athletics Carnivals for grade 3 to 6 students as well as a whole school Cross Country Run. During all events students are selected for further levels of competition.

Additional PE related ‘special days’ that run annually include our Footy Day (dress up and AFL skills) and the Billy Cart Grand Prix.

Sherbourne encourages students to walk, ride or scoot to school and we have designated bike and scooter parking racks. We collect active travel to school data once a month and report this to Bicycle Network, which we have done for over ten years. We always take part in National Walk to School Day, National Ride to School Day, Walktober and Active April.

Physical Education