Physical Education plays an important role in the lives of St. Patrick’s students. From Kindergarten to Year 6, all classes are involved in weekly sporting programs that enhance students’ fine and gross motor coordination, as well as improve fitness. Sporting programs are planned termly across classes, stages and the whole school. Programs include athletics, dance & movement and team sports.
Students have the opportunity to participate in swimming & athletics carnivals, cross country championships, gala days and numerous summer and winter team sports. The opportunity is there to represent at school, regional, diocesan, state and national level.
Sports day is on Friday each week. The day may change each term depending on the availability of local facilities. Sufficient notice will be given in the Newsletter. Children wear their sports uniform on this day.
Physical Education programs to develop movement skills are planned at class level. For the purpose of competition on carnival days and for other school activities, children are placed in one of the following house teams:
PATERSON….Red LAWSON….Blue GORDON….Green KENDALL….Yellow
The House names are based on four famous Australian poets, Andrew Barton Paterson, Henry Lawson, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall.
All the children from the same family are placed in the same team and, as far as practicable, children will remain in this team for the whole of their primary schooling.
Congratulations to 2015 Swimming Carnival House Winners - PATERSON!