The Physical Education Program at Parkdale Primary School focuses on sportsmanship, healthy life-choices and fundamental motor skills which are the building blocks for more complicated sport and movement related actions.
Students receive 1 x 50 minute P.E. lesson per week by Mrs. Taylor or Mr. Anderson plus Years 1-4 have an additional 50 minutes of timetabled sport within their Year level. Year 5/6 students participate in weekly Interschool Sport playing against other schools from the Mordialloc District.
Students in Years 3-6 are eligible to compete for Parkdale Primary at District level in swimming, cross country and athletics. In 2017 Parkdale Primary also competed in rugby league, soccer, basketball and T20 cricket.
Students at PPS participate in a compulsory intensive swim program from Foundation – Year 4.
Year 5/6 students attend a Beach Program which incorporates swimming and paddling in open water and survival and rescue skills.
We also offer a swimming squad in Term 4 to prepare students wishing to try out for the swimming team.
All students in Years 3-6 take part in the annual House Cross Country. The first 10 children to finish in each age group qualify to represent Parkdale Primary School at District level.
Each year PPS competes in the Mordialloc District Athletics Carnival at Dolamore Oval. Winners advance to the Kingston Division Athletics Carnival.
Year 4 students participate in a 6 week BIKE ED program. The course aims at teaching riding skills and road safety/awareness.
Facilities and equipment
At PPS students have access to a state of the art full size basketball/netball court. Outside we have a new synthetic grass playing surface which incorporates a 4 lane modified athletics track.
Students have the opportunity to borrow sports equipment during recess and lunchtime from the sports shed.