The Physical Education Program at Parkdale Primary School focuses on sportsmanship, healthy life-choices and fundamental motor skills. These are seen as the building blocks for more complex sport and movement related actions.
Students have 1 x 45 minute P.E. lesson per week with Mami Sensei or Mr. Anderson plus Grade 1-4 have an additional 45 minutes of timetabled sport within their Year level. Grade 5/6 students participate in a Summer and Winter Sports Gala Day playing against other schools from the Mordialloc District.
Students in Grade 3-6 are eligible to compete for Parkdale Primary at District level in swimming, cross country and athletics.
Students at PPS participate in a compulsory intensive swim program from Foundation – Grade 4.
Grade 5/6 students attend a Beach Program that incorporates swimming, paddling in open water and survival and rescue skills.
All students in Grade 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.
Grade 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 indoor basketball/netball court. Outside we have a synthetic grass playing surface which incorporates a 4 lane modified athletics track.