The Sport and physical activity resources have been created to support schools to use all opportunities for students to be physically active, provide students with a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity across the school week, and to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence of students to be physically active for a lifetime.
School sport and physical activity
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 Google site
- School Sport - Game-based learning in sport and physical activity e-learning
- School Sport - Game-based learning in sport and physical activity face to face workshop
- 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
- School Sport Unit: Delivering engaging sport and physical activity programs in K-2 e-learning
- School Sport Unit: Delivering engaging sport and physical activity programs in K-2 face to face workshop (available in Term 3)
- Get Skilled Get Active (PDF 2600KB)
- Fundamental Movement Skills planning guide (PDF 329KB)
- Live Life Well @ School - Fundamental Movement Skills in Action (PDF 2500KB)
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)
Physical activity across the school day
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving e-learning
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving full day face to face workshop
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving theory to practice face to face workshop
- Thinking while Moving in mathematics resources
- Thinking while Moving in English resources
- Thinking while Moving at home resources
Burn2Learn is an exercise program for senior students. The aim of the program is to improve students' health and fitness, sports performance, mental health and academic performance. Burn2Learn involves 2-3 sessions per week of 'high intensity interval training' (HIIT).
- School Sport Unit - Burn2Learn e-learning
- Burn2Learn activity cards (PDF 2200KB)
The perform basic water rescue accreditation will give participants the minimum requirement needed to comply with the DoE Sport Safety Guidelines, swimming and water safety. Upon completion, teachers will be qualified to supervise students during school-based aquatic recreational activities, such as fishing, canoeing, pool and water play, during excursions and/or school camps plus weekly sport activities involving water.
- Athletics Carnival resources
- School Sport Unit - Meet Manager for track and field e-learning (online)
Coaching and officiating
- Sport Australia community coaching - Essential skills course (online)
- School Sport Unit - Sport and physical activity policy awareness training (online)
- School Sport Unit - Recognising and responding to concussion
- School Sport Unit - Recognising and responding to concussion for conveners, coaches and managers (online)
- Australian sports commission - Training for coaches
- Australian sports commission - Training for officials
Policy and guidelines
Learning from home
Swimming and water safety
Premier's Sporting Challenge
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