Emma’s trip to the Northern Territory

From Sunday 21st October – Friday 26th October I was given the opportunity to travel to remote communities of the Northern Territory with the Collingwood Football Club.

We visited 7 different communities were we ran 3 different programs in each school.

For the F-2 children I was in charge of running the “Maggie and Swoop” program – a story about Maggie who loves netball and Swoop a young boy who dreams of being an AFL player. They cross paths and teach eachother all about their chosen sport and become great friends. The main theme of the story is friendship and what being a friend looks like.

For the Grade 3/4 students in the schools my team mate Ash Brazill (AFLW player and Magpies Netballer) took the students through a “side by side” clinic teaching the students the skills of netball and football.

The Grade 5/6 students participated in some AFL testing including the beep test, vertical jump, 20m sprint and agility.

At the end of each session we would all come together and play some games and finish the day with handing out some giveaways (posters, netballs, footballs) and a signing session.

We also partook in some cultural activities in Tennant Creek.

It was an experience of a lifetime and the smiles and gratitude of the students will stay with me for a very long time to come.

Thanks to Fiona who took over the PE program for the week!

Badminton Clinic with Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6

On Tuesday 16th October 3/4D, 3/4B, 5/6A & 5/6C participated in a Badminton Clinic run by Pauline from the Western Suburbs Badminton Association.

During the clinic the students were given the opportunity to learn the skills required for the game of badminton including the correct way to hold the racquet, basic footwork, how to serve, different ways to return the serve and the smash.

The students played mini games against one another and finished with a game of King/Queen of the court.

Walk 2 School

Walk, ride or scoot this October!

Walk to School 2018 runs from the 8th of October through to 2nd November.

Active schools make for active learners

Healthy travel means healthy kids

There are so many reasons to join Walk to School in 2018. Walking, riding or scooting to and from school is a great way to work towards the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. Plus, kids who are active are more likely to develop healthy habits that lead to lifelong health benefits. Last year, more than 140,000 Victorian primary school kids got involved, and you can too!

Challenge cards will be available from Emma during PE.

Classroom calender’s will be displayed in each classroom – don’t forget to let your teacher know if you walked, scooted and rode to school!

Check out this website for more information:



Grade 5/6 PE

Term 3


The students in Grade 5/6 have been focusing on the unit of “fitness” and understanding the benefits of being physically fit and healthy.  The students completed the beep test and 20m sprint test as pre assessment and will complete these tests again in Term 4 as a post assessment. They students completed exercise journals to help them understand how much physical activity they are currently completing and we discussed ways we can increase this activity. The students also developed new exercises to add to our fitness circuit we completed at the start of each lesson.

 Exercise Journal Example



Fitness circuit exercise example











Grade 3/4 PE

Term 3
In Term 3 the students have been focusing on the fundamental movement skill of “punt” through the AFL unit.

The students have also been working on the skills of “throwing, catching and bouncing” through the basketball unit.

Developing our throwing and catching skills
Nicoli working on his bouncing skills



Grade 1/2 PE

Term 3

The Grade 1/2 students began the Term with a 4 week PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) unit.

During this unit the students focused on many skills including;

– Gross motor skills                                                         – Fine motor skills

– Establishment of a preferred hand                         – Balance

– Body and space awareness                                         – Visual and spatial skills

– Rhythm sequence, memory and listening           – Communication and behaviour

Oliver developing his hand/eye coordination
Hannah developing her balance skills
Darcey working on her jumping and balancing skills


Foundation PE

In Term 3 the Foundation students started the term with a 4 week PMP program. Next we focused on the fundamental motor skill of kicking.  The students concentrated on:        1.Eyes are focused on the ball throughout the kick                                                                                    2.Step forward with non-kicking foot placed near the ball.                                                        3.Bend knee of kicking leg during the back swing for the kick.                                                        4.Contact the ball with the side of the foot.