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Physical Education Overview

​Health and Physical Education:

Here at The Gap State School we are introducing and reporting against elements of Health and Physical Education National Curriculum with a primary focus on scaffolding in​dividual development and participation. 

All students participate in weekly lessons with our specialist Physical Education Teacher.  Prep – Year 3 60minutes / Year 4-6 30minutes. These lessons provide our students with the foundation for lifelong skills and participation in physical activity.

Our PE Year overview at a glance:
Term 1 
Swimming Strokes – (Year 4-6 Weeks 1-6 / Prep – Year 3 Weeks 1-10)
Students will participate in an intensive swimming block with a focus on stroke development and dive entries.
Swim-A-Thon Year 4-6 Week 6 
Year 4-6 Will Commence Athletics Unit Week 6
Friday Afternoon Sport – commences week 5 
Week 10 Cross Country Year 4-6 @ GPS Ashgrove 3rd April 

Term 2 
Prep – Year 3 Commence Track and Field - Students develop fundamental movements for Running, Jumping and Throwing. 
Students will learn the correct technique for Sprinting, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot-put​ and Relays. 
Year 4-6 Inter-House Athletics Carnival 26th April 800m / 200m events 
2nd May Year 4-6 Inter-House Carnival Day  
Year 1-3 Cross Country 23rd May @ TGSS
Prep Athletics Carnival 26th June 
Year 1-3 Athletics Carnival 27th June 
Friday Afternoon Sport 

Term 3 
Modified Ball Sports
Student will develop, refine, sequence and co-ordinate sport specific fundamental movement skills required for participating in various modified ball sports.
PE Celebration of Learning - Inter- House Ball Games Carnival 
Year 6 Volleyball Spikezone 
Friday Afternoon Sport 

Term 4 

Swimming - with a focus on Water Safety and Survival Swimming. 
Students participate in the “Royal Lifesaving Love To Swim Program” 
PE Celebration of Learning - Inter-House Swimming Carnival (Prep – Year 6)
Friday Afternoon Sport 

Sporting Opportunities:
At TGSS we have a long standing tradition in promoting and supporting students through sport.   Emphasis is placed on participation, co-operation, teamwork and team spirit.  The school’s sporting programs provide a valuable opportunity in developing positive relationships between students, staff, families and the wider community. All Students in Years 4-6 students participate in the North West District Interschool and TGSS Intra-school Sports Program.  Representative opportunities are available for students who excel in various sporting areas as individuals and as part of a team.