Physical and Health Education

VIRTUES IN SPORT

Students come to physical education lessons with very differing levels of ability and prior experience. It is for this reason that I have put this information together to help parents and students realise that although we are all different and have different levels of ability that there are still some virtues that can help carry us through these lessons and bring us through to the other side with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment.

During my lessons I like to promote RESILIENCE. I see resilience as the ability to withstand, bounce back, be positive, buoyant and optimistic with the challenges that the students face. Resilient students are able to convince themselves that mistakes and failures are only temporary. I say to the students and ask them to repeat to me “I can do it, I just need more practise” and “Practise makes Progress”

Another virtue I like to see students displaying is PERSEVERANCE. This means letting my student’s deal with discomfort. When we say too much too soon and do too much too quickly, we are telling our students we didn’t think they could do it by themselves. Every challenge, every obstacle, simply helps them to understand

VIRTUES IN SPORT

Students come to physical education lessons with very differing levels of ability and prior experience. It is for this reason that I have put this information together to help parents and students realise that although we are all different and have different levels of ability that there are still some virtues that can help carry us through these lessons and bring us through to the other side with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment.

During my lessons I like to promote RESILIENCE. I see resilience as the ability to withstand, bounce back, be positive, buoyant and optimistic with the challenges that the students face. Resilient students are able to convince themselves that mistakes and failures are only temporary. I say to the students and ask them to repeat to me “I can do it, I just need more practise” and “Practise makes Progress”

Another virtue I like to see students displaying is PERSEVERANCE. This means letting my student’s deal with discomfort. When we say too much too soon and do too much too quickly, we are telling our students we didn’t think they could do it by themselves. Every challenge, every obstacle, simply helps them to understand

WELCOME 2016 STUDENTS, PARENTS AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Welcome to another year of school.

First term is always the most exciting term. I enjoy planning and carrying out activities for the students and this term we have plenty.

Firstly.

BEACH SWIMMING

This is happening in the first 2 weeks of school. The students will be taken in two groups down to South Beach and taught not only their swimming lesson but hazards that may occur at the beach. Our state is surrounded by the ocean and it is very hard to ignore the safety that needs to be taught and  have to respect for the ocean and the dangers that exist with it. We highly encourage all students to attend these lessons and as swimming is part of the Education Departments curriculum we require a note stating why your child cannot attend.

SECONDLY

This year we are once again doing Educational Gymnastics for the Pre-Primary and years 1,2 and 3 students. These lessons  give the students specialized strength, flexibility, co-ordination and balance activities. The cost for the 7 lessons is $35 which works out at $5 a lesson which is great value. The last lesson is a visit from the gymbus.

A permission note will go home in the first week back at school.

THIRDLY

We are having a visit from some Eagles players. A great day to show our support and wear the blue and yellow. Bring anything that your child may want signed as I’m sure they will be more than happy to oblige. They will be visiting the school on 9th February at 1:00. Details for the visit are being finalised.

FOURTHLY

Just for the upper school students we have our Summer Lightning Carnival. This year the sports planned are Cricket, Lacrosse, Touch Rugby and Basketball. This is being held on 31st March at vrious venues. A note will go home with all the details.

LASTLY

Our Multi – Sports Carnival. This will also involve upper school students. Teams are selected and all students play all 3 sports, Netball, Cricket and Football. This carnival is played at Success Sports Complex on Hammond Rd and is an all day carnival on 10th March.

GIRLS ONLY BEFORE SCHOOL CRICKET

I am once again running this successful program for girls from all year levels who wish to have some fun with before school. A note with further information will go home shortly.

OTHER INFORMATION

Firstly we are a SunSmart school which requires all students to wear a brimmed hat at all times when outside playing. A “No Hat, No Play” policy is in place. In particular students must bring a brimmed hat to physical education lessons, without a hat students are excluded from all outdoor lessons. Wearing sunscreen is also recommended during the warmer months. We also ask students to wear some type of sports shoe for the physical education lesson. Kicking, running, jumping any type of physical skill is better executed wearing the correct footwear. Toes are stubbed and tripping over becomes a real problem when students are allowed to wear sandals to school. I understand the summer months can be hot and at times uncomfortable with shoes however for your child’s safety I would greatly appreciate your assistance with this issue.

It is also important that students bring to lessons a water bottle. At times we are a distance from a water fountain and allowing them to leave from view when running around outside can cause problems. Please only fill the bottle with water. Juices are good for recess and lunchtimes but not to quench thirst when running around.

If your child is unable to participate in lessons a note would be appreciated.

Likewise if your child has excelled in something out of school I would dearly love to hear about their accomplishments.

Please make myself you first point of call if you have any issues or concerns regarding anything. This can include any health issues that your child may have that I need to be made aware of. My email address is marion.burt@education.wa.edu.au or for something that may be more urgent my phone number is 0412804345.

 

HEALTH

Each year I manage to secure the services of the  St John Ambulance First Aid Focus Program.

This program runs from Kindy to Year 6 and involves all students at no cost. The students are taught  First Aid Skills and Knowledge.

This program will start for the students on 29th February and all classes during that week will attend a 1 hour session.

 CLEAN – UP AUSTRALIA

SAMSON PRIMARY adopted Samson Park many years ago for Schools Clean Up Australia Day. This day falls on Friday 4th March.

Students from year 4 – 6 visit Samson Park from 9:00am. There we are meet by a representative of the Fremantle Shire to talk about special things happening in the park ( last year we had a lady from the Wildflower Society). The students are given gloves and large rubbish bags to collect the litter that has not been properly disposed of. We hope that by attending to the Park this way they will learn to have respect and gain enjoyment from it in the future.

You have given permission for your child to attend when you initially filled out a form at the beginning of the year. If of course you do not wish for your child to participate please supply a note and he/she will be allocated a junior class who clean up the school and surrounds during the same time period.

 

CRUNCH & SIP

Samson Primary is a Crunch and Sip School. This means that students will be allocated a break time at the class teachers discretion in which they can consume either fruit or vegetables brought into school cut up in a small container. We ask that the fruit be cut up and not whole as this allows for quick eating, no mess with left over peels or cores, and an amount that is enough for a recharge of the batteries.

Water bottles are allowed in all classrooms although teachers have their own classrooms requirements.

Regards

Marion
PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOOL SPORTING ACTIVITIES

Dear Parents,

Throughout the year students are selected to participate in sporting activities. Whether they be at school or at another venue the students selected must adhere to certain selection criteria.

We would like all parents to understand and help reinforce these criteria at home, so as to avoid any disappointment if or when your child has not been selected.

It is a privilege not a right for students to attend sporting activities.

To be eligible to attend any sporting activity students will need to:

Complete all set classroom tasks,

Research

Assignments

Classroom Activities

Behave in class,

Abide by the classroom discipline policy

Behave in the playground

Not be suspended

Not be sent to the SAD area three times (Teacher to discuss the severity of the incident)

Behave at the activity,

Display good sportsmanship

Follow the direction of supervising staff.

NB 1. Parents will be notified of impending exclusion when the student is on his/her last chance.

  1. Students will start each term with a clean slate.

If you have any concerns at any time with the selection of your child please make an appointment with Ms Spencer.

Please see over for Codes of Conduct for both students and parents.

VIRTUES IN SPORT

Students come to physical education lessons with very differing levels of ability and prior experience. It is for this reason that I have put this information together to help parents and students realise that although we are all different and have different levels of ability that there are still some virtues that can help carry us through these lessons and bring us through to the other side with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment.

During my lessons I like to promote RESILIENCE. I see resilience as the ability to withstand, bounce back, be positive, buoyant and optimistic with the challenges that the students face. Resilient students are able to convince themselves that mistakes and failures are only temporary. I say to the students and ask them to repeat to me “I can do it, I just need more practise” and “Practise makes Progress”

Another virtue I like to see students displaying is PERSEVERANCE. This means letting my student’s deal with discomfort. When we say too much too soon and do too much too quickly, we are telling our students we didn’t think they could do it by themselves. Every challenge, every obstacle, simply helps them to understand themselves. Perseverance takes courage and inner strength, we need to allow the students to find their own successes.


NO HAT, NO PLAY

Samson Primary has a “No Hat, No Play Policy”. It is a requirement that all students have a brimmed hat (NOT a CAP) for Physical Education lessons. I also ask that students come to lessons with a water bottle. With a water bottle on hand, students do not have to leave the area (oval, basketball court, under cover area) unsupervised, and there is less disruption during the class especially if doing partner work.


HEALTHY EATING

With the plethora of goods on our supermarket shelves it is often difficult for parents to know what to put in their child’s lunch boxes. The less processed the item the better the health benefits for the child. Added sugars and preservatives are often hidden in processed food and can be the cause of behavioural problems and lack of concentration. A typical lunch for a primary child could include: a salad sandwich or roll, a piece of fruit, a whole meal muffin, dried fruit and / or cut up vegetables.

Give your child the best start with their education by ensuring that their lunch boxes are healthy and wholesome.

Samson Primary also has a Crunch a Sip policy. This is followed in all classrooms. We ask that fruit/vegetable be cut up and placed in a container so that it is easily eaten during a short break at the teacher’s discretion.

If at any time you need to speak with me about your child’s physical ability please do not hesitate to contact me, either at school or on my mobile 0412 804 345.

Kind Regards
Marion Burt (Health and Phys Ed Teacher)


Community Sports

NETBALL

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