Mount Barker South Primary School Mount Barker South Primary School

Princes Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T: 8391 1197 - F: 8391 0912

Extra Curricular Activities

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Health and Physical Education propositions

It has long been recognised that the broader school environment can enhance the delivery of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Learning in Health and Physical Education supports students to make decisions about their health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation.

The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education has been shaped by five interrelated propositions that are informed by a strong and diverse research base for a futures-oriented curriculum:

  Focus on educative purposes

  Take a strengths-based approach

  Value movement

  Develop health literacy

  Include a critical inquiry approach


The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (F–10) aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:

·         access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan

·         develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships

·         acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings

·         engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes

·         analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.

At Mount Barker South we value Physical Education and students taking a positive approach to their own health, wellbeing and participation in physical activity.

Once a week we have an external company facilitate a sports program with all our students from R-7.

  Term 1- Athletics

  Term 2-Basketball

  Term 3- Dancify

  Term 4- Milo Cricket

We also partake in the Premiers Be Active Challenge and Jump Rope for Heart in Term 2.

Active after School Extra-Curricular Programs

Along with in lesson sport we offer students the chance to be a part of the active sports program which is run after school.

Extracurricular programs are a wonderful way of children reinforcing, expanding and learning new skills. As a proactive and forward thinking school, we endeavour to provide a vast array of learning opportunities for our students.

Our latest programs, changes every term to meet the broad range of student needs.

Our Active After School program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm-4.30pm and includes an afternoon snack.

Qualified coaches and staff members are part of a collaboratively team that supports the program for all to access.

We have separated the sports into P (Yr.4-7) and JP (R- Yr. 3.), as this was feedback suggested by the students to allow for more skill development in the senior years.

  Term 1- Primary Touch Football

  Term 2- Junior Primary Teeball

              Primary Soccer

               All Chess

  Term 3- Junior Primary Soccer

              All Chess

  Term 4- All chess

              Other TBA

Along with these extracurricular sports we have team sports whereby we play against different schools both in a formal setting- SAPSASA and Primary School knockout competitions and informal against different schools around the region to further develop our skills, have some fun and meet other students.

If you have any questions about the sports and PE programs run at our school please don’t hesitate to ask myself Kate Nolan

What is Terrific Kids?

Being young leaders through practicing good character and good citizenship.

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behaviour, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Students then work toward achieving the goal during a specific time period. The teachers and principal determine the best schedule for recognition.

TERRIFIC is an acronym meaning: Thoughtful Enthusiastic Respectful Responsible Inclusive Friendly Inquisitive Capable

More info on Mount Barker South K-Kids go to the link.

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