Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical Education at Greythorn Primary School is fun for all and provides students the building blocks to leading a healthy and active lifestyle, now and into the future.

Students from Foundation through to Year 6 attend weekly Physical Education and Sport lessons during which they are taught Fundamental Motor Skills as well as concepts of movement, coordination, cooperation and healthy lifestyles according to the Victorian Curriculum.

Foundation students are introduced to the fundamental skills including running, jumping, skipping, throwing, catching, kicking and bouncing. These skills are built upon in Year 1 and 2 and then applied into more structured games in Year 3. Once students hit Year 5 and 6, it’s time to apply these skills with tactics and game strategies, with many students representing the school in the Inter-school Sport program.

Greythorn Primary has a very strong commitment to linking our program with the local sport community. We have a very strong relationship with local sporting clubs including Greythorn Park Tennis Club, Koonung Heights Cricket Club, Greythorn/Balwyn Jets Football Club and Surrey Park Lacrosse Club. Further to this we also engage in sports clinics run by state sporting bodies such as Tennis Victoria, Athletics Victoria, Melbourne Victory etc.

Students participate in units of work focusing on movement, including Gymnastics (junior school), Fitness/long distance running in the lead up to the whole school House Cross Country and Athletics, in preparation for House Athletics. We hold both the Junior (Prep – 2) House Athletics Carnival and Senior (Year 3-6) House Athletics Carnival. Each student from Foundation to Year 6 also undertakes 2 weeks of intensive Swimming each year.

A sport program is run for all students from Foundation to Year 6 in addition to weekly Physical Education lessons. This involves the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) in Prep, Minor Games in Year 1 and 2, Intra-school Sport in Year 3 and 4 and Inter-school Sport in Year 5 and 6.

Greythorn Primary participates in the North Balwyn District as part of School Sport Victoria. This gives our students the opportunity to represent the school in weekly Friday Sport, Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics, as well as a number of Gala Days throughout the year e.g. AFL 9’s, Hockey 7’s, Cricket, Soccer.

Physical Education is a fun opportunity for students to not only develop physical skills, but learn teamwork, sportsmanship, co-operation, communication and fair play. So pop your runners on, jump out of bed… PE is on today!


Physical Education during Remote Learning at Greythorn Primary

As part of remote learning students participated in weekly House Energiser Challenges. Here are some examples of the videos and activities offered to the students: - Funky Fitness “Aim to complete 1km of activity per day” - Radical Reaction “Complete these activities to improve your ball handling and reaction time” - Dazzling Dancing “Get up and dance to one song a day to improve your mental state and fitness” - Magical Movement “Participate in at least 30minutes of Physical Activity per day to keep your body and mind active”


Students also participated in weekly Physical Education lessons. Here are some examples: - Virtual House Athletics Carnival - Tour de Home Obstacle course creation - Create your own Mini Golf Course - Target Accuracy Challenges - Balloon Tennis - Learning how to shoot a goal - Can you beat Miss Knell? Ball handling challenges - “Sock”er lesson - Throwing Golf - Personal Fitness Challenges - Catching Games - Introduction to the overarm throw


Staff videos - made for our supportive school community: - GPS Staff Juggling Video - We’re All In This Together