P.E. and Sport
We nurture teamwork through a strong sporting and physical education program in well-resourced gymnasiums that allow students of all abilities to experience success. Opportunities are offered for individuals to achieve their sporting potential at local, regional and state levels and there is also an Interschool Sport Program (Years 5-6) and Early Morning Swimming Program (Years 3-6).
SWIMMING IS A SPORT FOR LIFE
In Australia we have easy access to open water. Whether it is a backyard swimming pool, inland waterway, such as lakes, rivers and dams. As we are surrounded by water, most families spend their holidays by the beach or at a pool. Almost one third of our recreational activities are water based.
Unfortunately, we have had some significant numbers of children and adult drownings in backyard pools, rivers, lakes and beaches. Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.
We must equip our children with the skills to swim and the knowledge to know what to do if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.
All children need to be aware of the benefits and enjoyment that can be derived from water activities in a safe and healthy manner, even children who are not particularly interested in water activities at this time in their lives. Therefore it is important as parents, that we all make sure that our children will be able to swim and be safe in, on or around water.
Remember, you can’t always be there.
Learning to swim may save your child’s life one day.
MOSSGIEL PARK’S SWIMMING PROGRAM
Aquatic Education is a key component of our school Physical Education Program.
It provides opportunities for the learning of skills, knowledge and attitudes related to swimming, water safety and personal survival.
Our Swimming Program begins in term 1 with the senior school, term 3 for the Middle school and year 1 students, and term 4 for our preps and year 2 students. Attendance each year will give your child every chance to become a proficient swimmer. Swimming lessons are also a good investment in your child’s future safety and fitness.
I encourage all parents to support this very valuable program.
EARLY MORNING SWIMMING PROGRAM
Our school has a pathway to continue to develop the skills that students have gained whilst also taking part in our school swimming lessons. The Early Morning Swimming Club is offered to all students who attend our school lessons and those who have private tuition. They must also be able to swim 12m of Freestyle and Backstroke. The 40 minute session is at 7.30am every Wednesday morning ALL YEAR at North Lodge Pool. The cost is $5.00 a session and it is run by a swimming coach and supported by Mossgiel Park staff.
Breakfast is provided at school at 8.30am by our Canteen staff.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students at Mossgiel Park Primary and the results have been very positive. Some of our students would like to share their thoughts about Early Morning Swimming:
Swimming is fun. I am happy to be at North Lodge Pool. I love Wednesday morning swimming because I learn a lot and enjoy myself. Come and join our team so we can all achieve success.
Come to Early Morning Swimming now! It is really fun! Come and learn to swim. You will be accompanied by NICK the AMAZING coach and some of your favourite teachers. Just Come !
Early morning swimming helped me to improve my skills and I went on to represent Mossgiel Park Primary School at swimming carnivals.
Early Morning swimming has helped me a lot since grade 1. It has helped me to extend my skills in swimming. I love how the staff are so nice, especially Nick.