Health and Physical Education is part of the school
curriculum for all year levels at Raceview State School, with students
receiving 1 x 60 minute lesson a week conducted by a specialist PE Teacher. The Health and Physical Education Program is year level and age appropriate and covers
fundamental movement/gross motor skills with a focus on a variety of individual
and team sports. Major events on our HPE calendar include the annual Junior
and Senior Track and Field carnival in Term 2/3 and the Interhouse Swimming
Carnival held in Term 1.
State School prides itself on providing high quality sporting opportunities for
our students during both Health and Physical Education lessons and interschool sporting
activities. We are proud of our sporting history and our reputation in the
community with regards to sportsmanship, skill and school spirit is second to
none. This has been achieved through a passion for our students and
their sporting endeavours, promoting high standards for behaviour and through
the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff.
Raceview State School conducts half hour
swimming lessons for Years 2 – 6 (Term One) and Prep – 6 (Term Four) during Physical
Education lessons. Swimming lessons are delivered by our Physical Education
Teacher (Austswim accredited instructor). The school pool is located within the school grounds.
notes are handed out at the beginning of the year and this includes a timetable
for lessons. Parents are encouraged to come and watch their child’s
The Raceview State School swimming
carnival is held in Term One each year.
There are two carnivals for the year catering for the Seniors, (9 – 13 Years
Olds) and Juniors (Years 1-3).
The school awards age champion and
runner-up awards, overall champion house, house spirit awards and often send
swimmers onto District and Regional swimming trials.
One of the other main components of the HPE
Curriculum is Athletics in term 2, with all students learning the fundamentals
of throws (discus and shot put), jumps (long jump and high jump) and running
events (sprints and middle distance). These skills are put into practice during
the Raceview State School Track and Field carnivals. Senior school students
(Age 9 – 13 Years) participate in the Senior Carnival program which consists of
a field events trial week, 800m finals and main Senior Sports Day where
students participate in 100m, 200m and relay events.
We also hold a Junior Sports Day where
students in Prep – Year 3 participate in sprint races, tunnel ball challenge,
rotational activities and relays.
DISTRICT SCHOOL SPORT TRIALS
Students aged 10 to 12 who qualify at our
school Athletics and Swimming carnivals will be invited to represent the school
at the Ipswich District trials. Representative trials for District Teams are
held throughout the year. Interested students (aged 10-12 years) need to
contact the Health and Physical Education Teacher; Bryan Marshall for trials information.
Trials are advertised heavily through
school newsletter, Facebook, and during HPE Classes. Students who meet the skill
and age requirements will be given paperwork to attend these District trials. These
trials are a pathway for further higher honours at a regional and state level.
Students are required to wear our sun safe
Raceview State School hat during Physical Education lessons. Students
that do not have a hat will participate in alternate activities in a shaded
area. Students who are unable to participate in Physical Education lessons due
to illness or injury should provide a note of explanation.
Term One – Swimming (Years 2 – 6)
Movement and Gross Motor activities (Prep & Year 1)
Term Two - Track and Field (Prep – Year 6)
Term Three - Prep – Ball skills
1&2 – Ball skills and Soccer
3&4 – AFL and Cricket
5 & 6 - Orienteering, Ultimate Frisbee and Hockey
Four - Swimming (Prep – 6)
Students in Year 5 & 6 are offered the opportunity
to trial for selection in our interschool sporting teams. The Interschool
Sports Program currently runs across two seasons throughout the year. Winter
Season (Term 1 & 2) consists of Rugby League, Soccer, Hockey and Netball
and during the Summer Season (Term 3 & 4), students participate in AFL,
Cricket, Softball, Basketball and Touch Football. Students in these school
representative teams travel by bus to various community venues to compete
against other schools in these sports. Students not participating in interschool
sport take part in a non-participants program in which they engage in a range
of recreational activities.