This week in Primary Physical Education we have continued collecting data in our comprehensive Fundamental motor skill assessment, we are now almost at the completion of phase 1 of this project which is excellent. The next stage involves analyzing the video data that has been collected and creating a report which will be distributed to homeroom teachers, data from this project will be used to better guide the Physical Education and Huff and Puff programs throughout the year.
Our first PARRS event is next week, we have two teams that will represent the school in both netball and AFL. The students involved are very excited about this opportunity as are the attending staff, a full report on the games will be placed in next week’s newsletter. If your child has not chosen to participate this term in a PARRS event please consider them and encourage them to carefully look at the selections that are available for next term, all the PARRS events encourage participation and appreciation of being active an having fun.
Our year 3-6 students this week continued in their exploration of Touch Rugby with the crew from NT Touch Rugby. Both groups this week worked on passing drills and moved into modified games of touch rugby. It has been great to see the students take so warmly to this unit which will not only prepare them for the upcoming PARRS Touch Rugby competition but also develop a better appreciation for what is an awesome game.
A general reminder that for Physical Education classes students need to ensure that they: have their house shirts, a hat and a water bottle. As part of our practical programs we have sunscreen that is rated at SPF 30-50+ and is generally suitable for most students, if however your child can not use this sunscreen please send them along with the one that is appropriate for them.
It was passed across the Health and Physical Education Teams desk the other day that the Australian hockey team are coming to Darwin. They will be playing Pakistan down at the Mararra Hockey Centre from the 28/3-1/4/2017 as part of the Darwin International Hockey Open. This is a great opportunity for many of your young and future sports representatives to see two world level teams in action and to fire their passion to represent the nation at such a high level. Tickets for this event can be purchased through NTix.