Physical Education lessons develop skills that enable each child to participate in physical activity independently and as part of a team, as well as the foster a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity. Students develop motor skills and also learn co-operation and sportsmanship associated with playing competitive sport and abiding by rules.
Students in Prep and Year 1 participate in PMP, the Perceptual Motor Program, that incorporates gross motor activities that address basic movement patterns. This allows children to develop the skills necessary to participate more successfully in games and activities which include fundamental motor skills, such as running, galloping, jumping, skipping, sliding and more!
All Junior School students participate in the annual House Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals and Year 3 - 4 students compete for the House Netball shield. These competitions are fun and inclusive, encouraging every student to ‘strive to be their personal best’ whilst taking pride in representing their House.
Top performers at the Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals have the opportunity to represent Newhaven College and compete against other primary schools at District, Division, Regional and State championships.