At Devon Meadows P.S. each student participates in a 60-minute Physical Education lesson along with an additional 60-minute Sport session per week. Physical Education lessons include a fitness element and skill development that is focused on a variety of sports and physical activities. 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 importance for each student to get as much exposure to these skills during their formative years. Middle school students extend these skills by beginning to introduce them into modified games.
Senior Students work in 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 Hockey). Prep students also participate in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). PMP is a movement-based program which helps younger students improve their hand/eye and eye/foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion and eye-tracking skills.
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 3-6 have the opportunity to represent our school at interschool events. D.M.P.S is part of the Cranbourne South District and students have the opportunity to represent 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 including winning the District and Divisional Netball in 2022 and making the state final of the girls cricket in 2023.
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