Physical Education at St Thomas More
All students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 participate in Physical Education sessions with a specialist teacher for at least one session each week. There is a strong focus on skill development and an understanding of a range of sports.
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in Intraschool faction Carnivals and represent St Thomas More in a range of Interschool carnivals.
All students are placed in one of our four factions:
More (Blue) – named after St Thomas More
MacKillop (Red) – named after St Mary MacKillop
Sorahan (Gold) – named after the first parish priest of St Thomas More, Rev. Fr. Sorahan
Richardson (Green) – named after Sr Imeldine Richardson, one of the first nuns in the parish of St Thomas More
An overview of activities/sports covered each term is as follows:
- Running skills and techniques
- Team games and cooperation.
Faction Athletics Carnival
All students participate in our school faction carnival.
Overall age champions and runners up receive trophies in recognition of their individual achievements.
Inter-school Athletics Carnival
A school team is selected to participate in events against other local Primary schools in the Interschool Athletics carnival. Events include short and long-distance running, throwing, jumping and team games.
Winter sports focus:
Students participate in skills sessions and modified games related to the following sports:
- Australian Rules Football
Students from Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to train for and participate as part of our school football and netball teams. They then participate against other local schools in a lightning carnival.
Cross Country Focus:
Students from Years 3 to 6 train for and participate in our school Faction Cross-Country Carnival. Training is offered before school and during class lessons.
Age champions and runners up receive medals in recognition of their individual achievements.
Inter-school Cross Country
A school team is then selected to participate at our inter-school carnival in which St Thomas More competes against other local primary schools.
All students participate in two weeks of swimming lessons according to their current swimming level at the Margaret River recreation Centre. At the end of this period, our faction swimming carnival and swim fun day is held.
St Thomas More Faction Swim Fun Day
All students from years Pre-Primary – Year 3 participate in a swim “fun day” where they participate in a variety of swimming and novelty races.
St Thomas More Faction Swimming Carnival
All students from Years 4 – 6 participate in a Faction Swimming Carnival. Age champions and runners-up are recognised for their efforts.
Students participate in skills and modified games related to cricket. Both local junior development officers and elite players have visited our school to assist in the students’ development of skills and understanding.
Students in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in a modified cricket carnival against other local schools.
Students learn and develop the skills associated with Basketball. This coincides with a visit from current South-West Slammers players who run their basketball program with students from all classes.
St Thomas More, Margaret River
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