Physical Education

In Physical Education at Albert Park we cover a range of sports, games and fundamental motor skills, appropriate to the developmental level of our students. Across all year levels, we will be focused on achieving the priority of Happy, Healthy and Active students. Physical Education at Albert Park PS emphasises participation, collaboration, and the program is designed to not only support students' physical development, but also their social and emotional capacity.

In prep to grade 2, we will be focusing on the development of the fundamental motor skills striking and kicking, while increasing our understanding of games, teamwork, rules and fair play. In grade 1 and 2 students will develop skills such as bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking, while increasing our understanding of invasion games and how we can work as a team

Our grade 3-6 students will be refining their fundamental motor skills by learning and participating in a range of invasion games focusing on Soccer and AFL in preparation for our gala days. Students will develop a range of skills while improving their game understanding, rules, tactics and teamwork skills. 


District Swimming Carnival (selected students) - Wednesday 24th February

Division Swimming Carnival (selected students) - Friday 5th March

Year 5 and 6 Soccer Gala Day - Friday 26th March

District Cross Country (selected students) - Friday 21st May

Division Cross Country (selected students) - Tuesday 1st June

Year 5 and 6 AFL Gala Day - Friday 18th June

Tommy Lahiff Cup AFLW - Wednesday 23rd June

Tommy Lahiff Cup AFL - Thursday 24th June


Family Helpers on Gala Days

Family members are encouraged to help out on the day, if you are assisting here is an overview of what happens on the day;

  • Parents can travel by bus/walk with the students to the venue or meet students at the venue
  • Parents are assigned a team to “coach” for the day. They will be given a fixture and an overview of the rules of the game.
  • On the day parents role is to ensure that students arrive to games on time, rotate team around fairly, supervise students and on some events they are required to umpire games.

Adult helpers are reminded that they must have a valid Working With Children Check if they want to assist with Gala Days and sports events.


Southport Schools Sports Association (SSSA)

The SSSA is the district arm of the Victorian Primary School Sports Association and is responsible for organizing and conducting numerous sporting activities for students attending schools in the Albert Park, Port Melbourne, Middle Park, St Kilda and Toorak areas. There are 10 schools in the district who each provide a representative to become a member of the SSSA Committee. These members take responsibility to organize all gala days, sports trials, athletics and swimming carnivals each year, and volunteer their time in excess to their teaching loads. All of this work is completed with the aim of providing a holistic and supportive schools sports program for your children.

Emma Rule

Physical Education Teacher