Physical Education (PE) lessons revolve around full
participation in physical activity. Students are exposed to
a wide range of sports and skills which support an active
and healthy lifestyle into the future.
Healthy lifestyle means a way of life that enables people to
be both physically and emotionally healthy. It includes
positive relationships, exercise, good nutrition and
adequate rest. A healthy lifestyle provides people with more
energy, increased self esteem and confidence and reduces the
chance of mental illness and chronic disease.
In the Junior Primary years, PE lessons focus on gross motor
skill development and spatial awareness. Students play a
range of games and movement activities which develop their
skipping, kicking, hitting, throwing, batting and catching
skills as well as team work capacity.
Students in the Primary years focus on developing whole
group game skills and tactics and particularly enjoy the
ball sports. European handball, volleyball, tennis,
basketball, netball, football, soccer, cricket, softball and
baseball are some of the favourites. We concentrate on
developing catching and throwing skills, kicking and batting
skills as well as goal shooting.
All students at Kirton Point are engaged regularly in group
oriented games to help develop team skills and promote
working together as a team.
PREMIER’S BE ACTIVE CHALLENGE
Students participate in the Premier’s Be Active Challenge
every year. This involves students in physical activity for
60 minutes, 5 days a week for a period of 4 weeks. A record
must be kept in a log book of the physical activities
undertaken by the students. Successful students receive
medals for their efforts which increase in value each year.
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Walk safely to school day is held every year in May. We
usually have a great turn out and children enjoy a
delicious, healthy breakfast once they arrive at school.
By simply walking to school, children can easily achieve the
60 minutes of exercise. Healthy, fit and active children
live better and learn better, and grow up to be more healthy
Kirton Point Primary School is actively involved in the
SAPSASA Program. In the past few years, numerous Kirton
Point Primary students have been selected to participate in
SAPSASA sports including netball, football, swimming,
hockey, softball, cricket, tennis and golf. Students join
the Lower Eyre Peninsula team and spend a week in Adelaide
competing against teams from other parts.
In term 4 each year, students engage in the annual sports
day. Students belong to a house team: Blue – Hopkins; Red –
Thistle; Green - Taylor and Yellow – Lewis. There are
competitive events such as relays and sprints as well as
collaborative events such as egg and spoon, sack race, ball
games and obstacle race. Students earn points for their
team which is led by House Captains. Team members vote for
house captains prior to sports day. House Captains are
responsible for leading their team in house chants,
assisting with organizing sports equipment and practice of
events, encouraging students, and helping out in any way
We are fortunate to have access to many different school and
community sporting facilities including the tennis courts,
hockey fields, netball and basketball courts, football and
soccer/softball ovals. Children may have the opportunity to
play in school-managed or community-managed sports. Many
students play sports such as football, netball, hockey,
basketball, tennis, swimming and yachting through direct
involvement in some of the many sporting clubs in Port
Internally organised, after-school-hours sporting activities
such as the Sporting Schools program are, at times,
Junior and Middle Primary students have the opportunity to
receive swimming instruction at the Leisure Centre for 5 or
10 sessions per year. Children with disabilities may
Upper Primary students have an opportunity to
participate in 8 sessions of Aquatics per year, usually
offered on one day at Coffin Bay.
The cost of swimming/aquatics is not
included in school fees.
Student reps work with the school counsellors and the
Physical Education teacher to provide active games and
sports for students to play at various recess and lunch
times. Students are taught to play in teams as well as
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
At KPPS we aim to establish, promote
and sustain healthy eating habits.
Kirton Point Primary
implements Crunch&Sip strategy which involves having a set
break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in
the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables
during the morning or afternoon, assisting physical and
mental performance and concentration in the classroom.
snacking on fruit and vegetables and drinking water and
creates a positive role model of healthy eating in the
classroom. Drinking water is good for you as it prevents
dehydration and enhances students ability to concentrate.
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