Health and Physical Education at Aitken Hill Primary School provides students with knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to achieve a degree of autonomy in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health. This domain focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in our society.
At AHPS, Physical Education primarily focuses on the Fundamental Movement Sequences (running, jumping, throwing, catching, balancing, kicking, punting, striking balls with a bat and racquet and dribbling a ball) from introduction through to mastery for each sequence. We do this through a range of targeted drills, individual and team challenges and modified games that utilise the FMS. As the students develop their skills towards mastery, we focus on developing the FMS in sport specific games and developing an understanding the role strategy plays in organised sports. Years 4-6 students have many opportunities to represent Sunbury Primary at an inter-school level in a wide range of individual and team sports.
Throughout the year students across all year levels will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinics run by outside sporting groups and agencies.
The Arts at Aitken Hill Primary School enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. Students are both artist and audience in the Arts. They make and respond and learn to appreciate the specific ways this occurs in different disciplines.
Children will be given the opportunity to experience a broad but comprehensive program in the Performing Arts, which includes Music, Dance and Drama. All students will get to be performers and audience in each of the three disciplines to foster enjoyment, confidence, empathy and develop positive attitudes and understandings of the Performing Arts.