Physical Education and Sport play an important role in children’s development at St. Francis de Sales.
The curriculum helps our students to be resilient, and make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical development and participation.
In addition to their Physical Education lessons, students are given the opportunity to experience a variety of different sports. All students participate in Swimming lessons each year, Cross Country, Footy and Soccer Fun Days. Children participate in several events representing their school sporting team. We have four teams: Bosco – Red; Mackillop – Yellow; Teresa – Blue and Patrick – Green.
All students are provided with extra opportunities to participate in sports clinics with specialised coaches. The aim is to encourage greater activity and participation in local community clubs. Sporting clinics experienced in recent years have been: football, soccer, golf, netball, gymnastics, taekwondo, basketball, skateboarding and cricket.
Participation is a key focus of the Health and Physical Education learning area and all are encouraged to achieve their personal best at St Francis de Sales.
Specialist lessons aims to equip junior students with fundamental motor skills and coordinated movement sequences. The Senior School Curriculum aims to incorporate movement and motor skills developed in the junior year’s program with various sports and activities using a game sense approach.
The St Francis de Sales senior students program is enhanced with involvement in Interschool Sports, Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country. Seniors (Year 5/6) are involved in a summer and winter competition. Year 3/4 are involved in various in school House Competitions.