The Physical Education Program at Port Melbourne Primary School, linked to the Victorian Curriculum is aimed to generate a level of well being, encompassing fitness and enjoyment of physical activity.
We aim to contribute to a happier, healthier and more successful school, inclusive of pupils who have greater confidence, developed social competencies and self-esteem.
This is achieved through developing fundamental motor skills and involving students as skilled participants in challenging play, games, dance, leisure, recreation and additional sports such as; Open Water Safety, Swimming, Cricket, European Handball, Basketball, AFL, Volleyball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Athletics, Cross Country and more.
Students also have opportunities to participate in numerous Gala days throughout the school year, to compete against local schools within the Southport District. Students who excel in sporting endeavors also have opportunities to participate in state representative teams with opportunities provided through School Sport Victoria.
Swimming is conducted for students from Foundation to Year 4 as an intensive program at MSAC, and Years 3-6 participate in an Open Water Learning Experience run by Lifesaving Victoria.
All students participate in a 60 minute Physical Education session with their PE teachers each week as per the new Victorian Curriculum. Extra-curricular clubs and lunch time training sessions are run by staff and assisted by parent helpers over the course of the year to support student sporting development.