Physical Education is a major part of the curriculum at South Kalgoorlie Primary School. All students partake in daily fitness with different activities based on the focus for the term. All classes have Physical Education over the course of the year taught by the classroom or specialist teacher.
During specialist Physical Education classes, students are taught skills that build their physical skill set.
In years 1 to 3, students are taught the Fundamental Movement Skills to develop techniques that they will use when playing sport or playing on the playground. Year 1 and 2 classes have a specific focus on the motor skills of hopping, balancing, running, jumping and the underarm throw and catch. Year 3 students refine the skills taught in the lower years as well as skills using a ball, including the soccer kick and dribble, Australian Rules punt, chest pass, overarm throw and catch.
In years 4 to 7, students are taught skills related to certain sports and then play modified games, learning strategy, rules and sportsmanship. The children are introduced to sports that they may have the exposure to in the wider community. Throughout the year, the children have learnt and developed their cross country running, goalball (a Paralympic sport for athletes with little to no eyesight) and volleyball. Furthermore, the year 4 and 5 students have learnt cricket and the year 6 and 7 have discovered ultimate frisbee.
As well as developing their skills, all students have been involved in fitness testing throughout the year to identify their fitness level, an area of improvement and then retested to see their improvement over the semester. The children at South Kalgoorlie are able to see pleasing results with their fitness levels.