Physical Education & Health
Students have access to a specialist physical education teacher as part of their PE lesson each week.
Junior primary students are taught many skill based movements, involving fine and gross motor skills as well as body and spatial awareness, which they can transfer over to competitive sport as they grow older.
The Middle and Upper primary students are exposed to a wide range of sports including:
· Ball sports (basketball, netball, soccer, touch football, Australian Rules etc.)
· Striking sports (golf, cricket, tennis, t-ball etc.)
· Athletic events (shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, running etc.)
Here at Nativity we are very lucky to have great sporting facilities as a part of the Aberfoyle Park Campus. The out of school sports program comprises the following sports:
· Kanga Cricket
· AFL football
All students are encouraged to be a part of the growing Campus sporting teams on offer as it is a great opportunity to be involved in a team sport as well as meeting peers from across the Campus.
One of the highlights on the Campus calendar is the Campus Sports Day. The day gives all 3 schools the opportunity to come together to participate in a variety of traditional and fun athletic events. All students spend the first half of the day rotating around to different events within their class groups before the championship events get underway after lunch. There is food and drink available on the day and all families and friends are encouraged to come along and enjoy the festivities.
South Australian Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association (SACPSSA)
Nativity School participates in the following sporting carnivals throughout the year:-
· Touch Football
· Cross Country
All carnivals are for both boys and girls from years 4 to 7.
The SACPSSA swimming carnival is held late in term 1 and provides an opportunity for those that are competent swimmers to compete against students from other Catholic schools. The lead up to the event involves a school trial to select the team and then a couple of training sessions prior to the carnival. All students from years 4 – 7 are invited to try out for the team.
The SACPSSA athletics carnival is held in the middle of term 2 and provides an opportunity for students to participate in athletics against students from other Catholic schools. The lead up to the event involves a school trial to select the team and then a couple of training sessions prior to the carnival. All students from years 4 – 7 are invited to try out for the team.
The SACPSSA netball carnival is a participation based event with all students encouraged to be involved. This is a great opportunity for those students who haven’t played netball before as well as those already playing, to be involved in a fun and friendly competition.
The SACPSSA touch football carnival is a participation based event with all students encouraged to be involved. This is a great opportunity for those students who haven’t played Touch Football before as well as those already playing, to be involved in a fun and friendly competition.
The SACPSSA cross country carnival is a fun event which sees students in Under 10, Under 11, Under 12 and Senior (Under 13) challenge themselves over a 2km course.
South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sport Association (SAPSASA)
All 3 schools on the Campus are involved in SAPSASA sport as well as SAPSASA knockout competitions. We are currently participating in the following sports:-
· AFL Football
· Cross Country