Health, Physical Education and Sport and Mill Park Heights Primary School aims to both promote and support an understanding of physical activities, movement, nutrition, health, safety, human relationships and leadership with a strong focus on student agency and voice.
At MPHPS we believe it is important students develop an early awareness of their own health, wellbeing and physical abilities. We believe in a program which imparts accurate knowledge, fosters desirable attitudes and develops positive practices in relation to both health and physical education.
The Health and Physical Education Program is taught by three specialist Physical Education teachers who all have a shared passion for Sport and development. During formal lessons, a variety of skills are taught to students providing opportunity to develop different skills meeting students at their individual point of need
The Physical Education program is based around our school values which are reflected on a daily basis and include:
- Team Work
- Honesty and Trust
- Care and Compassion
- Personal Best
The Health/Physical Education structure for each year level is as follows:
Foundation: One session of PE. One session of PMP (perceptual motor program) with a focus of the development of both fine and gross motor skills.
Year 1 and 2: Two sessions of PE per week
Year 3 and 4: One session of PE and One session of Sport
Year 5 and 6: One session of PE, Three sessions of weekly Sport.
Students are allocated in a House team upon entry to the school. These houses are Macquarie (Yellow), Banks (Green), Phillip (Blue) and Scarborough (Red). These Houses will be competed in by Students at our whole school events for their entire primary school journey.
Years 5 and 6 Sport
In Years 5 and 6 the emphasis switches to a competitive weekly inter school sporting program as part of the BDSSA. The interschool sports competition is offered for both summer (Term 1) and winter (Term 2) seasonal sports on Friday mornings. Students have the opportunity to trial for all boys, mixed or girls only competitions to optimise full participation. Sports that are offered to students include, Netball, Hot Shots, Volleyball, Soccer, AFL, Tee Ball and Lawn Bowls. Students who remain at school, will participate in the Alternative Sports Program (ASP) which enables them to practise and improve on their game sense abilities with the ultimate goal of moving into competitive team sports. As with all MPHPS teams, good sportsmanship in both victory and defeat is held in the highest of regards.