Students at Orange Grove Primary School participate in weekly Physical Education lessons that are aimed at developing key understandings and capabilities in movement and physical activity.
Students in Kindergarten to year 2 focus primarily on developing and refining key fundamental movement skills (FMS) that may then be transferred into more complex games and movement sequences as they mature and progress. The development of interpersonal skills and awareness of self and others are also key areas of focus for students in the junior years.
Students in years 3 to 6 begin to transfer and apply movement skills to game based play, where they engage in a variety of games and sports aimed to develop their knowledge and understanding of each sport and fair game play. Physical Education lessons also focus on the development of interpersonal skills, self-management skills, and communication skills which can be linked to a healthy and active lifestyle in adulthood.
Swimming and athletics are covered annually for each student from Pre Primary to year 6, helping them to prepare for the annual inter-house and inter-school carnivals, as well as learning valuable skills for lifelong participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.