PE & Sport

The Physical Education

Tecoma aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities in a supportive and development based environment. They are encouraged to try new skills and games while also looking to improve physical fitness levels.

We aim to encourage maximum participation, a safe and caring environment for all students to achieve their best, encourage students to work as a team, foster positive sporting experiences that will lead to lifelong physical activity and to teach students the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Our school is aligned with the Physical and Sports Education time allocations, as outlined in the Department of Education and Early Childhood development, Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Tecoma’s students are offered the opportunity to experience a range of different sports and skill development sessions in weekly 45 minute Physical Education classes. Year 3-6 students also have a sport session with their classroom teachers where they further develop their major games skills and knowledge. Preps participate in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) each week with their classroom teacher.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in many extra sporting activities throughout the year such as:

  • Inter-school Athletics (Years 3-6)
  • Whole school Inter-House Cross Country
  • Inter-school Cross Country (Years 3-6)
  • Inter-school Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6)
  • Interschool Sports (Years 5-6) – including sports such as football, netball, tee-ball, softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cricket, rounders, bat tennis and hockey
  • Whole School Two Week Intensive Swimming Program
  • Hoop Time Basketball (Years 3 to 6)
  • Footy Day (whole school)
  • S.E.P.E.P (Sport Education in Physical Education Program- Year 3-4)
  • Volleyball Program (Years 3-6)

Over the past few years Tecoma Primary School has had a number of outstanding performances by individual and school teams. We have had student representation at Victorian State Championships in volleyball, basketball, swimming, netball, cross country and athletics.

 

Term 2 2021

Physical Education- Foundation

In Term 2 Prep students will continue to learn to follow rules and procedures and share equipment and space safely in the Physical Education environment.

Fundamental Motor Skills (F.M.S.) will continue to play a large role in P.E. lessons during term 2 and we will continue to focus on hopping, running, ball handling, catching, throwing and bouncing and incorporate these skills into fun and interesting activities.

Prep students will participate in the Tecoma whole school inter-house cross country run on Wednesday 5th May.

All students will be required to bring along a bottle with water to each P.E. lessons to ensure they stay hydrated.

 

Physical Education- Grades 1/2

In Term 2 Grade 1/2 students will continue to develop their knowledge of simple rules and procedures of games and small group activities. Fundamental Motor Skills (F.M.S.) will continue to be the basis for many activities and these skills will include, kicking, striking (hitting),  running,  ball handling ( throwing, catching, bouncing) and combining skills and movement.  Students will participate in minor and modified games as well as target based activities.

Grade 1/2 students will participate in the Tecoma whole school inter-house cross country run on Wednesday 5th May.

All students will be required to bring along a bottle with water to each P.E. lessons to ensure they stay hydrated.

 

Physical Education – Grades 3/4

Grade 3/4 students will continue to develop their Fundamental Motor Skills (F.M.S.) and look at incorporating more complex skills and movement patterns into games including soccer, netball and hockey.

Grade 3/4 students will participate in our Tecoma whole school inter-house cross country run on Wednesday 5th May. Qualifying students (top 8 placegetters) will progress through to the next round of competition which will take place on Friday 21st May at Crystalbrooke Park.

Students will continue to participate in activities focused on improving their personal fitness levels.

Each Thursday students will continue to take part in S.E.P.E.P. (Sports Education in Physical Education Program) where they will participate in mini team games with a student centred approach. ‘The philosophy behind S.E.P.E.P. is for students to experience a program which mirrors “real life” sport.’

All students will be required to bring a bottle with water to each P.E. lessons to ensure they stay hydrated.

 

Physical Education – Grades 5 & 6.

Grade 5 & 6 students will continue to develop their Fundamental Motor Skills (F.M.S.) and incorporate basic more complex skills into games and activities such as soccer, T-ball and netball. Students will begin to prepare for participating in the Sherbrooke District Winter Interschool Sports round robin day on Wednesday 2nd June.

Grade 5 & 6 students will participate in the Tecoma whole school inter-house cross country run on Wednesday 5th May. Qualifying students (top 8 placegetters) will progress through to the next round of competition which will take place on Friday 21st May at Crystalbrooke Park.

Grade 5 students will take part in inter school sports at a variety of venues on 2/6/21. Training for these games will take place during S.E.P.E.P time as well as during lunch times.

Each Thursday students will continue to take part in S.E.P.E.P. (Sports Education in Physical Education Program) where they will participate in team games with a student centred approach. ‘The philosophy behind S.E.P.E.P. is for students to experience a program which mirrors “real life” sport.

Students will continue to participate in activities focused on improving their personal fitness levels.

All students will be required to bring a bottle with water to each P.E. lessons to ensure they stay hydrated.

Bike Education

During terms 2 or 3 Bike Education will take place during 5/6 rotations for a 2 week intensive program. This is in preparation for the Grade 5 camp to Maldon.

 

Overarching Principle

Implement evidence-based road safety education programs and initiatives in schools and include local research and current legislation where available.

Volleyball

We have a long and successful volleyball tradition at Tecoma:

Our boys’ team were SSV PrimaryState Champs in 2008 and 2013 and our girls’ teams were State Champs in 2004 and 2010, runners up in 2009 and 2013 and placed third in 2011. In 2016 our girls team made it to the SSV Primary State Champs where they came 5th.

In 2016 and 2017 our boys team won the Upwey High School Volleyball Cup.

The aim of our program is to provide our students with the opportunity to learn and develop volleyball skills within a fun and encouraging environment.

Students work their way through a variety of volleyball games with modified rules beginning with Newcombe (catching and throwing) followed by Volleystars (half catching, half volleyball) and eventually develop the skills to play full Volleyball rules.

Weekly lunchtime practice and coaching sessions are provided for our grade 5/6 students and groups are divided into senior boys, senior girls and a development squad.

We would like to thank the parents and staff who support the program and a special thank you to Bendigo Bank for their very generous sponsorship.

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