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.