At Rye Primary School our Physical Education program aims to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence that allow them to be lifelong participants in physical activity and assist them to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Students participate in one session of Physical Education each week. Students in Years 3-6 also participate in a weekly sports session.
Students from Foundation to Year 2 begin to develop their knowledge and ability to perform fundamental movement skills that provide the foundation to all physical activities and sports. These include skills such as catching, throwing, kicking, running, jumping, dodging and striking. Students develop their ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and the importance of following rules and boundaries. In addition to weekly physical education, students in Foundation participate the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) on a weekly basis.
In Years 3 to 6 students focus on further developing their fundamental movement skills through modified games and begin to apply their skills in sport-specific settings. Students are encouraged to apply innovative and creative thinking to solve movement challenges and to create tactics within games. Students participate in physical activities that enhance fitness and discuss the impact that regular physical activity has on health and wellbeing.
Students at Rye Primary School have the opportunity to participate in whole school events, sporting programs and interschool sporting events such as: Rye PS Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals, Sports Clinics, Swimming Program, Hoop Time.
Rye Primary School is a member of the Southern Metropolitan Sporting Division and Phillip District. Students in Years 5 and 6 participate in summer and winter Lightening Premierships in sports such as, AFL, Football, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Teeball and Volleyball.
Students in Year 3-6 may also qualify to represent the school at Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics in interschool sports. Those who represent the school at District interschool sports also have the opportunity to progress and represent the school at division, region and state championships.