Foundation to Year 2
P.E classes in Foundation, years 1 and 2 focus on the fundamental motor skills (FMS). These skills are taught through dance, gymnastics, relays, and skill stations. To prepare for team sports students begin to play chasing games with basic rules that promote fair play and cooperation. Once mastered, the FMS will help students develop control over their bodies when changing speed, direction and level while playing modified team sport games.
All students are provided with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting programs including Swimming, Athletics and various team Sports. Students from grades 3 onwards begin to participate in district carnivals and in grade 6 interschool sports are available.
Athletics Sports (Grades 3-6)
Students have the opportunity to represent the school in the district athletics carnival and the district cross country competition.
Grade 6 Team Sports
Ivanhoe Primary School is a member of the Ivanhoe district school sports association which runs both Summer and Winter sports competitions for senior students in terms 2 and 3. There are also round robin tournaments in terms 1 and 4.
Interschool sport choices include Bat tennis, Softball, Volleyball and Cricket.
As a Sunsmart School summer fixtures are played in the mornings.
Interschool sport choices include football, netball and Fully loaded softball.
All students are provided with the opportunity to participate in an intensive swimming program conducted at the Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre. Swimming lessons are conducted by trained swimming instructors provided by the Aquatic Centre.
- Term 1 - Grade 1/2
- Term 2 - Grade 3/4
- Term 3 - Grade 5/6
- Term 4 - Foundation
Children in grades 3 to 6 also have the opportunity to participate in the District Swimming Carnival.