Bentleigh West Primary School

23 Brewer Road Bentleigh

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Bentleigh West Primary School, 23 Brewer Road, Bentleigh, 3204

Sport

Sport and PE have a high profile at Bentleigh West PS. Students all love their physical education sessions and their sport.

 

‘Engaging in physical activity, games, sport and outdoor recreation contributes to a sense of community and social connectedness. These are vital components of improved wellbeing.’ Victorian Essential Learnings (2003)

 

‘Every child, boy or girl, disabled or able-bodied, ‘try-hard’ or talented, must be given the opportunity to develop good attitudes and abilities in sport.’ Australian Sports Commission (1984)

 

At BWPS we believe that by encouraging students to actively participate in sport and physical education we are supporting the development of:

  • A positive attitude towards life and positive self esteem

  • An attitude towards persistence

  • A caring attitude towards themselves and others

  • A sense of responsibility for their own health and well-being by learning to make healthy choices

  • Respectful attitudes towards others

 

Our Aim is to:

  • Promote and develop life-long attitudes towards active participation in physical activity.

  • Encourage a wide range of opportunities for students to engage in sport and physical activity.

  • Maintain the enjoyment and attractiveness of sport for both student participants and their parents.

  • Develop skills that support greater access to sport and physical activity increasing the potential to impact on the physical, social, emotional and mental health of students.

  • Foster an understanding of the qualities involved in being a cooperative member of a sporting team.

 

‘One of the best ways to support children to enjoy physical activity everyday is to create environments that make healthy choices a regular part of every child’s day.’

 

Implementation

 

Sport and PE is inclusive and aimed at developing positive attitudes towards physical activity through learning skills and having fun.

 

  • Students from Prep - 6 all have one session of PE per week with the PE teacher.

  • Grades 5 and 6 are involved in Interschool sport every Friday morning. They also have a half  hour training session with their coach during the week.

  • Grade 3 and 4 play Intraschool Sport for one hour each week.

  • A Twilight Sports evening early in each year which is a popular social event with parents and students alike.

  • A House Swimming day is a fun filled day at a local pool

  • A House Athletics day involving Grades 4-6 acts as a selection guide for the Bentleigh West team to represent the school at the local District Athletics day.

  • Our students also take part in other District Sports events such as Cross Country, Summer Lightning Premiership, Winter Lightning Premiership, District Swimming

  • All students have an intensive swimming program over 2 weeks.

  • Local sport experts often visit the school to take classes for sport clinics during PE sessions.

  • Bike Ed is taught from Grade 4-6.

  • The school takes a team on the Great Victorian Bike Ride every 2 years.