Physical Education

PE Focus in Term 3 2018


Prep: Kicking, bouncing and equipment sports

Year One and Two Modified basketball, hockey and soccer

Year Three and Four Basketball, hockey and soccer

Year Five and Six Basketball, hockey and soccer 



District Athletics - selected students - Wednesday 8 August

Year 3 and 4 Hooptime Basketball - Wednesday 22 August

Year 5 and 6 Hootptime Basketball - Friday 24 August


Year 5 and 6 Soccer Gala Day - Friday 7 September


Swimming Program

At APPS we run a Swimming & Water Safety Program. It will be conducted at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and delivered by MSAC’s qualified swimming instructors The program is designed to develop the confidence and skills of all children, catering for non-swimmers through to those of squad level.           

All students are expected to participate in order to develop their confidence and abilities in aquatic environments. Swimming is part of the Physical Education and Sport Program at Albert Park Primary School and is an extremely important aspect of a child’s physical development it is a perfect opportunity to build your child’s confidence to partake in aquatic activities.


Swimming Dates for 2018

Year 1 & 2: Monday 5 to Friday 9 March

Prep: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 April

Year 3 & 4: Monday 4 June to Friday 8 June

Year 5 & 6: Monday 27 August to Friday 31 August


Parent Helpers on Gala Days

Parents 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.

Parents 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.

Kate Simon - PE Teacher.