Physical education

Physical activity, sport and recreation play an important part in the lives of all Australians.

At Montmorency South, we promote the rights of all children in the school to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle.

It is our aim to develop students’ confidence in using movement skills and strategies to increase their motivation to become active as well as to improve their performance and maintain a level of fitness that allows them to participate in physical activity without undue fatigue. We also aim to build understanding of how training and exercise in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance relate to physical performance.

To help with these outcomes, Montmorency South has a specialist physical education teacher to coordinate and deliver the physical education program.

Montmorency South also offers a range of specialised programs including:

Swimming

An intensive swimming program for children in Prep to 2 and an Open Water Learning Experience for students in Years 3 to 6. Swimming trials are conducted for students in years 3-6 and successful children have the opportunity to compete at district and state level.

Athletics

A range of opportunities exists for children in years 4-6 to participate in the athletics program, with successful children having the opportunity to compete at district and state level.

Perpetual Motor Program

The Perceptual Motor Program is an activities-based program designed to develop fine and gross motor skills and increase confidence in movement. This program is undertaken as part of the Preps’ P.E. sessions.

Coaching clinics

During the school year, the children are able to participate in a number of coaching clinics.

2018 Inter/Intra School Sports Program

The Summer Sport program involves year 5 and 6 students.

Due to the number of students in our senior school (years 5 and 6), we have decided to run an Interschool and Intraschool Sport program.

Interschool involves students playing sport against students from other schools, whereas Intraschool Sport involves students participating in a range of activities as set out on the attached fixture.

Each Friday morning in term 1, students will take part in either the Intraschool or Interschool Sport program, depending on what team they are allocated to.

Please feel to come and watch your child participating and cheer on the team. Games generally start at 9.30am and will finish by about 10.40am. More information can be found in the fixture.

Students should wear shorts, school polo and runners. Students in the basketball team will be given a singlet to wear at the start of the term to look after bring each week.