The primary focus of the Physical Education Program is to develop and enhance the physical activity skills of all students and to encourage and foster a positive attitude towards physical education and sport. Our goal is to support all students in developing a wide range of physical skills and to help students see the connections between the benefits of participating in physical activity and the positive impact this has on their lives.
At Redcliffe Primary School, we value Physical Education as an important part of our curriculum. We know that regular physical activity is not only essential for healthy growth and development; it can actually improve students’ academic achievement. All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in weekly Physical Education lessons provided by our specialist teacher. Our physical education and sport sessions are designed to ensure maximum engagement in activities while practicing fundamental movement skills, games strategies and tactics. A strong focus is placed on teamwork and developing good sportsmanship.
Redcliffe Primary School is one of the exemplary schools in the KIDDO Program. Kiddo is a specialist program developed by academics from Exercise and Sports Science in the School of Human Science at the University of Western Australia. KIDDO aims to develop students’ physical literacy and improve the Fundamental Movement Skills of students from K-2.
All children are assigned to a faction for sporting activities and they retain that faction throughout their primary school years. There are three factions; Miller (yellow), Flynn (Red) and Kingsford-Smith (Green) and each has a school polo-shirt matching the faction colour.
Each year there are faction swimming (Golden Flipper), cross country and athletics carnivals which parents are encouraged to attend. Selected students are also able to represent the school in a range of interschool carnivals.