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Kariong Public School

Kariong Public School

View to the Future

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.

Kariong Public School has a strong emphasis on Physical Education, with a number of programs in operation.

Students participate in grade sport once a week where they try a variety of sports. There is also a K-2 Sports Day held in Term 3.

Students are divided into four houses:

  • Waratah - Red
  • Grevillea - Blue
  • Banksia - Green
  • Wattle - Yellow

We also participate in the Sport in Schools program. This is an intensive program aimed at developing skills and coordination through the use of a variety of equipment and activities. This program is run by experienced physical education professionals. Students are asked to pay a small amount for this program.

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.

At Kariong Public School students get the opportunity to compete in the following Primary School Sport Association knockout competitions.

  • Rugby League
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Netball
  • Touch Football (boys and girls)
  • Cricket (boys and girls)
  • AFL
  • Futsal (boys and girls)

Students are also encouraged to try out for representative teams in the following sports.

  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Touch Football
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Water Polo