Hi 3/4 D,

Thanks so much for completing this survey for me.

These results will hopefully help me become a better teacher!

Remember when you are answering the questions to think about the PE lessons.

A few weeks ago we spoke about having challenging learning goals.

Hopefully in the last few weeks you have been able to challenge yourself with the selection of the different racquets/bats and balls we have been using to strike the balls.

GRADE 3 SURVEY: https://results.pivotpl.com/s/658572

GRADE 4 SURVEY: https://results.pivotpl.com/s/609756

Thanks again

Emma 🙂



During the physical education program, students at Foundation level participated in games with and without equipment and learnt to cooperate with others when participating in physical activities. They were introduced to rules and identified actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing. Students practised fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different parts of the body in different environments.



Students in Year 1/2 continued to identify rules and fair play when participating in physical activities. They focused on developing movement patterns and body control through various games and activities. Fundamental motor skills were introduced and consolidated; these included throwing, catching, kicking and running. Students participated in the house swimming carnival and house cross country event, and completed the athletics unit in preparation for the house athletics carnival.


Students in Year 3/4 practised and refined fundamental movement skills in different movement situations both indoors and outdoors. They focused on working cooperatively and applying rules fairly. Fundamental movement skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and running were consolidated, and new complex movements were introduced.  Students were given the opportunity to represent their house in the annual swimming, cross country and athletics events.



During Physical Education lessons this semester the year 5/6 students have focussed on various physical activities and tasks required in various games including hockey, cross country, athletics, soccer, netball and AFL.  The main objective was refining basic and complex motor skills and applying these skills in increasingly complex games and activities. The use of tactics and strategies were encouraged as well as team work and sportsmanship. Students were given the opportunity to represent their house in the annual swimming, cross country and athletics events.





Term 4: Grade 5/6

Term 4 has flown by. The Grade 5/6’s have been very busy in PE!

We started the term with some fitness testing. Each student completed the Beep Test and 20m Sprint test. It was wonderful seeing so many students beat their personal best score from Term 3. Next we learnt the game of Lacrosse. This was challenging but enjoyable. Our final unit of work for the term was cricket. The students enjoyed learning the skills required for the game of cricket, followed by some modified games and culminating in a T20 Blast game! To finish the year we will be playing games that require teamwork and strategy.

Walk 2 School Results

Walk to School in October 2018 – well done to all the students who participated in the Walk 2 School program!!

Challenge card prizes have been drawn, the overall school results will be announced in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to all
§  17 schools involved
§  6213 children participated
§  450 challenge cards completed and received
Walk to School in October – Challenge card prizes
Congratulations to all 6213 students across the municipality for participating in the Walk to School Challenge
Aokriti Sha
Aberfeldie Primary
Henry Firman
St Marys Primary
Hamish Cutler
Moonee Ponds Primary
Seamus Buggy
St Therese’s Primary
Elina Liang
Moonee Ponds Primary
Bella Stephenson
Essendon North Primary
Alice Hayes
St Marys Primary
Asel Bayce
Strathmore Primary
Georgie Wilson
Essendon North Primary
Sreenidihi Policepatel
Essendon North Primary
Jessica Watson
Essendon North Primary
Xavier Hardy
Essendon North Primary
Charlotte Farrugia
St Monica’s Primary
Emilia Graccotta
St Marys Primary
Luca Krypuy
Avondale Primary
Oscar Brumbley
St Vincent’s De Paul Primary
Arianna Burns
Ascot Vale West Primary
Kian Dara
Essendon Primary
Leandro Monoghan
Essendon Primary
Finn Culitt
Strathmore North Primary
Henry Bentley
Flemington Primary
Michael Cogo
Our Lady’s of Nativity Primary


New Touch Screen TV


A very exciting addition has been added to the PE program at MPPS!

An amazing interactive touch screen TV was purchased through the parents association to assist me in delivering my PE lessons.

Each and every child will benefit from this amazing addition with some students already reaping the benefits.

Some examples of how I will integrate this into my PE lessons are;

  • allowing the students to watch interactive videos and demonstrations of fundamental motor skills and sports at the start of a unit
  • displaying pictures and videos I take during the lesson to gain immediate feedback
  • using it as a scoreboard during team games
  • displaying pictures and words to encourage discussion

I would like to thank the parents association for their support of the PE program and I hope all the students enjoy the use of it in the PE lessons!!

Students if you have any great ideas on how we can utilise the TV in PE lessons please leave me a comment!!

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.