At Makybe Rise Primary School we recognise that physical activity plays an important part in a healthy lifestyle and all students participate in regular physical education classes. The program students are involved in differs across the Year levels.
Junior PE Program
The Junior PE Program focuses on teaching and developing the Fundamental Movement Skills of the students. Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are the movement patterns that involve different body parts. They are the foundation movements or precursor patterns to the more specialised, complex skills used in play, games, sports, dance, gymnastics, outdoor education and physical recreation.
These skills may include:
- Body Management Skills – Rolling, Stopping, Bending, Twisting, Landing, Stretching, Climbing, Static and Dynamic Balancing, Turning
- Locomotor Skills – Crawling, Running, Galloping, Walking, Hopping, Skipping, Dodging
- Object Control Skills – Throwing, Catching, Striking, Bouncing, Dribbling, Kicking
Information taken from the Department of Education website.
Senior PE Program
The Senior PE Program introduces a range of sports and games to the students. Students will learn and develop specific sport skills that are underpinned by their Fundamental Movement Skills. There is a strong focus on tactics and teamwork, which helps to promote the development of ‘thinking players’.
We want all of our students to enjoy the fun and excitement of participating in sport. We hope that students develop an on-going, positive attitude towards being healthy and active and that they carry this with them for the rest of their lives.
Students are expected to show their AVID organisation during PE classes.
What does an organised PE student have?
Hat* – Every student should bring a wide brimmed hat to school every day as they are a requirement for playing outside during recess and lunch. The hats are also required during PE lessons. If students don’t have a hat they may not be able to participate in some aspects of the PE lesson.
*Hats should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. Drink Bottle – All students should bring a drink bottle with them to their PE lesson. This saves a lot of time when we’re working on the courts or oval and ensures students stay well hydrated, especially in the summer months.
Footwear – It is very important that students have a fully closed in shoe that fits snugly around their foot. Sandals and boots can be problematic and potentially dangerous to wear during sport activities.
Makybe Rise Sporting Events
Makybe Rise students participate in a range of sports events over the course of the school year. Our two main events are the Cross Country Carnival and Athletics Carnivals. In 2014 we also held a Fun Run for K-7 students and Cricket, Netball and AFL competitions for our Year 5,6 & 7 students.
Makybe Rise Primary School is a member of the Baldivis Area School Sports Association (BASSA). Through this association, we compete in the Inter-school Cross Country Carnival, Athletics Carnival and Year 6/7 Spring Carnival (Basketball, Touch Rugby and Sofcrosse). We have performed exceptionally well in these events and are particularly proud of winning Champion School for Athletics in both 2013 and 2014. In 2015 we are extending our involvement in the BASSA Cell to include all of the following events: