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Larnook Public School

Larnook Public School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.

Sports and physical activity

We show the virtues of helpfulness, kindness and determination when participating in sport.

We show the virtues of kindness, helpfulness and determination when participating in sporting events.

Student cheering on team.

We show untiy and enthusiasm when cheering for our school or team.

Student participating in long jump event at school sports carnival.  Swimming Carnival 2012

We show confidence when trying new sports and activities.

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.

Active After Schools Program

The Active After Schools program allows student to par take in 1 hour of physical activity twice a week. Students are exposed to many sports and physical activities including Archery, Gymnastics, Basketball, Tennis and Golf.

Sessions are held twice a week, Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm and Friday from 3pm to 4pm. After each session students are provided with a fruit snack  and then go home on the bus as usual. Friday they catch the high school bus home.

Bike riding is one of the many activities children are able to do throught the Active After Schools program.