Teaching & Learning - P.E.

All students at Trinity Gardens School participate in 60 minutes of PE a week with a specialist teacher. Specialist PE teachers share planning and use of the gym.

The Early Years program strongly features Fundamental Movement Skills such as catching, throwing, dribbling, hitting balls and jumping. Researchers have found it takes 9 – 10 hours of practice to master just one Fundamental Movement Skill. It is therefore vital students are encouraged to practice their PE experiences at home.

The year 3 to 7 program features the Play with Purpose model, this involves questioning students to develop their tactical awareness. Students learn how different sports are categorized into net/court, striking or invasion games. Then they investigate similarities and differences between each sport. Students then have the skills to transfer tactical awareness from one sport to another.

Across the year levels, students regularly work with a partner or part of a team where they develop their cooperation skills. Play is the Way concepts are consistent with those taught by other specialist and classroom teachers. In 2018, TGS purchased new gymnastics equipment that was used extensively in term 3 with classes. Students are to be commended for participating in and challenging themselves in this new addition to the PE program at Trinity Gardens.

Years 4 to 7 students have a strong focus on Athletics during term 2 classes. In 2018 Trinity Gardens won the Sapsasa Shield for our district with 17 students qualifying for the State Athletics Championships. This was TGS’ fourth shield in the past 7 years. This is in addition to winning the Cross Country Shield five years in a row! TGS has a culture of hard work and learning with many students aspiring to make our school teams.