At St Bernadette's Primary, exposure to and involvement in a range of sporting activities is seen as vital in a holistic education.
Sport at our school is about participation, teamwork, healthy lifestyle choices, skill development and, above all, fun.
All children are encouraged to become involved at a level with which they feel comfortable, and to extend this involvement to realise the potential harboured within each individual.Those children who exhibit particular talents in sport have access to representative sports at a number of levels, from school through to national.
This event is held in Term 4. All the children from Years 3-6 participate. Children in Year 2 who turn 8 in the calendar year and can competently swim 50 metres are also eligible to participate. Children in Infants who are not competing remain at school on the day of the swimming carnival.
Held during Term 1, the children undergo training in the weeks leading up to the event by gradually building on the distance they run. The cross-country is held on a school day and all children from Kindergarten to Year 6 are expected to participate in this event.
Held in Term 2, all the children from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the athletics carnival. The children may nominate to participate in longer distance races or field events such as long jump, discus, shot put, etc.
In each of these areas children have the opportunity to compete against other schools at the zone carnival.
Intensive Swimming Program
The Intensive Swimming Program is a compulsory component of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus for students in Kindergarten and Year 1.
Children are taught skills in the area of aquatics dealing with water familiarisation, water confidence, water safety, floating and movement skills, basic swimming strokes, water safety, stroke development and diving. The program takes place in Term 4 for ten consecutive days.