A quality school sport program has the potential to support a student's social, emotional, mental and physical health. School's play a vital role in providing student's with opportunities in sport and physical activity to support them in developing the skills, understanding and enthusiasm to be lifelong participants in sport and physical activity.
The resources on this page can be used by schools when planning and delivering school sport programs.
In a game-based approach to teaching, students learn and develop skills through minor and modified games. To provide inclusive learning opportunities and to cater for ability levels, teachers can make simple modifications to the game.
Teaching through a game-based approach has been found to improve students' Fundamental Movement Skills, decision-making ability and a wide range of interpersonal skills in game play (Miller et al. 2016). A game-based approach can also increase student motivation, and enjoyment of physical activity (Hortiguela & Garijo, 2017).
School sport programs
Activity task cards
- Playing for life game-based learning activity cards
- Fast start activity cards
- Activity challenge cards
- Traditional Indigenous games activity cards
- Sports ability cards
Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks for movement. They are the skills which children need to participate successfully in for all types of games, physical activities and sports
- Get Skilled Get Active (PDF 2600KB)
- Fundamental Movement Skills planning guide (PDF 329KB)
- Live Life Well @ School - Fundamental Movement Skills in Action (PDF 2500KB)
Primary school sport programs
Secondary school sport programs
Game-based activity task cards
Forming groups for sport and physical activity sessions (videos)
- 4 of a kind (use to form 4 groups)
- Alphabet names (use to form varying group sizes)
- Line up in birthday order (use to form varying group sizes)
- Blind jump (use to form 2 teams)
- Forming groups videos showcase (10 videos)
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