Physical Education Program Outline
Our Health and Physical Education Program at Devon Meadows Primary School aims to engage students in physical activity, mindfulness, games and interschool sport. Each child at Devon Meadows participates in a 1 hour Physical Education Lesson along with an additional 1 hour Sport program per week.
Physical Education classes aim to introduce our junior students (prep-2) to the Fundamental Movement Skills. These skills include running, catching, throwing, kicking and striking. Mastery of these skills pave the way for success in future sporting pursuits therefore it is of vital important for each to get as much exposure to these skills during their formative years.
Middle school students extend these skills by beginning to introduce them into small sided and modified games we explore concepts such tabloid sports and mini games during PE lessons with a focus on developing a tactical awareness and using their skills in a game sense model.
Senior Students work in ability groups to further develop their individual skills and game play across a range of familiar sports (Football, Basketball, Netball and Soccer) and unfamiliar sports (European Handball, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee).
PMP and Sport Program
Prep students participate in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). PMP is a movement based program which helps younger students improve their eye/hand and eye/foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion and eye-tracking skills.
Junior school students explore a range of physical activities to promote happy and healthy students. These include Dance, Yoga, Meditation, Modified Games and House Events (athletics and cross country). These are conducted in small groups and students work with a range of students across the cohort.
Middle school students begin to explore a range of modified games to expand upon the skills they have developed during their foundational years. Students explore a range of sports in a variety of settings including small sided games such as Hockey, Soccer, Netball and Basketball. Students work collaboratively to build skills and increase tactical awareness. Middle school students get the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities such as Hoop Time. Athletics and Cross-Country are also held at school and interschool level for students in the middle school.
Senior school students continue to build upon their skills and tactical awareness through participation in major games such as Softball, Soccer, Netball, European Handball and Volleyball. Students work in teams and small groups during these games. Senior students also have access to extra-curricular activities including Lightning Premiership, Hoop Time, Athletics and Cross Country. Students in grade 6 are also chosen as Sport Leaders and assist in running programs such as PMP, school sporting events (athletics and cross country) and lunchtime sport competitions.
Students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to represent our school at interschool events including Athletics, Cross Country, Winter Sport and Summer Sport. D.M.P.S is part of the Cranbourne South District and students have the opportunity to represent at the school at District, Divisional, Regional and State Level in: Athletics, Cross Country, Swimming, Summer and Winter Sports. Although D.M.P.S is the smallest school in the Cranbourne South District we have had a great deal of success over the past few years winning the District Athletics in 2014 and 15, District Girls Soccer in 2015 and 2016 and District Football in 2016. In 2019 our 12 year old Girls and Boys both won the team event at the District Cross Country.