Teaching and Learning - Physical Education

Dawson Park Primary School provides a well-rounded Physical Education Program to its students from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Each class is allocated one hour per week where the students enhance their fundamental movement skills and learn key aspects like rules and good sportsmanship. The sports we teach are generally seasonal to fit in with current seasons at amateur and professional level.

Dawson Park Primary School also runs whole school sport for the junior and senior blocks to participate as a group and practice for carnivals and events. Years 1, 2 and 3 participate in Junior Sport on Tuesday afternoons and Years 4,5 and 6 participate in Senior Sport on Thursday afternoons.

When students arrive to school early, they are encouraged to participate in Morning Sport which takes places between 8:00am and 8:30am on the basketball courts. This allows the students to get active early and have them engaged and ready when entering their classrooms at 8:30am.

Dawson Park Primary School participates in many inter-school competitions over the year across a range of sports as well as athletics in Term 3. We compete against surrounding schools in sports such as basketball, futsal, volleyball, tee-ball, cricket, football, soccer and netball. Generally, these consist of students from Years 4, 5 and 6. All students are encouraged to participate in 2 weeks of swimming lessons.