Last week the Active After School Communities program commenced for term 3. AASC is a program funded by the Federal Government and aims at increasing children’s participation in physical activity and fitness levels, as well as improving student engagement, school connectiveness and academic performance through involvement in sporting activities. The activities for this term are Karate on Monday nights and Fitness Activities on Thursday. Approximately 20 children are participating in each session, working with enthusiasm to improve their skills. The children are looking forward to the sessions this week.
The St Albans East PS Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, August 23rd. The carnival is a great opportunity for our students to compete in sporting events and show off their athletic skills. Year 3-6 students have been working in Phys Ed on improving their athletics skills in readiness for the event. The students have had experience with high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, hurdles and running. Students who perform well will have the opportunity to represent St Albans East at the District Athletics Carnival to be held on Thursday, September 5th.
Year 3-6 students also participated in a mini unit on cooperative games. Students enjoyed these activities and displayed good problem solving skills, teamwork and cooperation.
Prep students have been working on improving the fundamental motor skills of running and catching.
Year 1-2 students have been working hard to improve their skipping skills this term, with almost all students successfully displaying this skill. They have also participated in a unit on kicking.
Students at St Albans East participate in a 1 hour Physical Education lesson each week. The aim of the program is to develop knowledge, skills and motivation to seek health and physical competence through lifelong involvement in physical activity. Physical Education seeks to promote healthy lifestyles among students. Many of the activities that the students will be involved in are based around developing their fundamental motor skills such as throwing, catching, running, kicking, jumping and striking. Most skills used in sport and movement activities arre advanced versions of fundamental motor skills. Other areas that will be covered during the year include sport and sport education, gymnastics, dance, cooperative acvtivities and athletics.
Hi, my name is Graham Sherwill and I am the Physical Education teacher at SAEPS. During this term, the years 3-6 will be preparing for the Athletics Carnival, which will be held towards the end of term. During PE lessons the children will have the opportunity to develop a variety of athletics skills, including High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discuss, Shot Put and Sprinting. The children will also participate in variety of cooperative games and activities. Prep children will be working on units of throwing and catching, balance and developing motor skills. Year 1/2 will working on developing kicking, dodging and leaping skills.