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​Health and Physical Education is one of the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. A specialist physical education teacher works with all classes for a forty minute lesson each week.  Class teachers deliver the health components of the curriculum during class time.

During the Physical Education lessons the children learn about a variety of different sporting skills with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play in the games that they learn linking with the focus areas that the Australian Curriculum recommend.

In Prep and Year 1 the beginning of the year focuses on the Perceptual Motor Program. This looks at fundamental skills that the children need to be able to perform and we build on these during the year. In Year 2 we continue to build on the fundamental skills and introduce them to using the skills in games. In Year 3 and Year 4 we look at developing their knowledge about movement through participation in a variety of physical activities and start to introduce more structured sport based skills. Years 5 and 6 sees the children being introduced to a variety of different sports including the interschool sports that are on offer.

All students participate in the School Swimming Program with students participating in either Term 1 or Term 4. Our students swim at Zillmere State School.

The school holds Swimming, Cross Country and Athletic Carnivals for the different year levels. We believe that the children gain a great understanding of who they are as a person when they are a part of a team and we like to give all children the opportunity to represent our school. We offer before and after school training for swimming, fitness and athletic events as we see the benefits in developing their skills, fitness and confidence as an individual person and as part of a team.

Children are selected for the Zone 6 Catholic Schools Competition in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics and we participate against other local catholic schools. Being part of a school representative team teaches children to work together as a team and to experience the joy of winning and learning how to be a gracious loser.

Children (9 – 12 years) are also chosen to participate at the Bramble Bay Regional Competitions in many different sports. Our school has a great tradition of being successful at these carnivals and a number of children often make Metropolitan North and State Teams.

Students from Years 5 – 6 participate in the Interschool Sports Competition with other local catholic schools in Term 2. We develop the skills at a school level and then participate in the competition, with the highlight being a competitive gala day at the end of the season. The sports on offer are AFL, Netball, Touch and Rugby League.

We offer a number of other sporting opportunities to the children during school term time, including Queensland Catholic Netball Cup, Carol Berry and Future Stars AFL Cups, ARL Development Cup and Queensland Swimming Relay Championships. We also encourage children’s participation in the Weetbix Tryathlon.

The school also works with the local sporting clubs to offer after school sport to students.  Some of these sports include AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket and Basketball.  We also have weekly tennis lessons for students and a St Dympna’s Cricket Club that competes in the local competition.

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