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PE and Sports

Physical Education and Sports play an important role at Mission Heights Primary School and all students are encouraged to take an active part. We consider that all students should be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities, and the emphasis is on attitude, sportsmanship and perseverance in both individual and team sports.

Physical Education includes:

  • Major game skills
  • Minor game skills
  • Outdoor activities
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Ball Handling
  • Athletics
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As much as possible we enlist the help of sporting groups to help coach our students to learn the specific skills for a particular sport. During the last two years we have received coaching from netball, rugby, soccer, cricket and biking.

Sports at MHP

Students are also able to participate in additional sports during our ACE programme. The list of sports available during ACE changes each term. Over the last year it has included: cricket, swimming, rugby, touch, soccer, netball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics, badminton, kung fu, frisbee, hula hooping, orienteering, rounders, basketball, fitness, tabloid games, skateboarding, volleyball, and four square.

Competitive sport options where students get to compete for MHP against other schools in the local cluster include:

  • Softball (Y4-6)
  • Cricket (Y4-6)
  • Swimming (Y4-6)
  • Rugby (Y4-6 and weight based)
  • Soccer (Y5-6)
  • Netball (Y5-6)
  • Hockey (Y5-6)
  • Gymnastics (Y4-6)
  • Athletics (Y3-6)
  • Cross Country (Y3-6)
  • Touch (Y5-6)
  • Basketball (Y5-6)

All students are involved in a daily fitness programme, for which students require the appropriate sports uniform.

Students are expected to bring a note from a parent if they are unwell or injured, or have some other reason for non-participation. Please ensure your child has his / her PE gear in their school bag daily. The school encourages students to use their time before school starts to get ready for their daily physical activities.