Physical Education



This term in Physical Education at Albert Park we be covering a range of sports, games and fundamental motor skills.

Our grade 3-6 students will be learning and participating in a range of invasion games focusing on Basketball and Netball in preparation for our Hoop time and Netball gala days. Students will develop a range of skills while improving their game understanding, rules, tactics and teamwork skills.

Our prep classes will be focusing on the development of the fundamental motor skills striking and kicking, while increasing our understanding of games, teamwork, rules and fair play. We will also be enjoying some coaching clinics from Softball Victoria throughout the early weeks of the term.

Meanwhile our grade 1-2 students will be covering units in soccer and basketball developing skills such as bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking, while increasing our understanding of invasion games and how we can work as a team.



On a mostly fine day in May, children in Grades 3 - 6 enjoyed a wide variety of sporting events at the Lakeside Stadium on the Albert Park Reserve. Events included running races, long jump, high jump and a relay race against the teachers.

Congratulations to GOLD House for winning the trophy this year.

further down on this page, please enjoy a gallery of photos of the various activities the students were involved in on the day, culminating in the students v parents race.



District Athletics Carnival (selected students) - Thursday 8 August

Year 5 and 6 Hootptime Basketball - Thursday 15 August

Year 3 and 4 Hooptime Basketball - Thursday 22 August

Year 5 and 6 Netball Gala Day - Thursday 12 September


Swimming Program

At APPS we run a Swimming & Water Safety Program. It will be conducted at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and delivered by MSAC’s qualified swimming instructors The program is designed to develop the confidence and skills of all children, catering for non-swimmers through to those of squad level.           

All students are expected to participate in order to develop their confidence and abilities in aquatic environments. Swimming is part of the Physical Education and Sport Program at Albert Park Primary School and is an extremely important aspect of a child’s physical development it is a perfect opportunity to build your child’s confidence to partake in aquatic activities.


Swimming Dates for 2019

Years 2 & 3: Monday 4 to Friday 8 March

Year 4: Monday 17 to Friday 21 June

Prep, Grades 1 & 5: Monday 7 to Friday 11 October

Year 6: 28, 29, 31 October 1, 6 November


Parent Helpers on Gala Days

Parents are encouraged to help out on the day, if you are assisting here is an overview of what happens on the day;

  • Parents can travel by bus /walk with the students to the venue or meet students at the venue
  • Parents are assigned a team to “coach” for the day. They will be given a fixture and an overview of the rules of the game.
  • On the day parents role is to ensure that students arrive to games on time, rotate team around fairly, supervise students and on some events they are required to umpire games.

Parents are reminded that they must have a valid Working With Children Check if they want to assist with Gala Days and sports events.


Southport Schools Sports Association (SSSA)

The SSSA is the district arm of the Victorian Primary School Sports Association and is responsible for organizing and conducting numerous sporting activities for students attending schools in the Albert Park, Port Melbourne, Middle Park, St Kilda and Toorak areas. There are 10 schools in the district who each provide a representative to become a member of the SSSA Committee. These members take responsibility to organize all gala days, sports trials, athletics and swimming carnivals each year, and volunteer their time in excess to their teaching loads. All of this work is completed with the aim of providing a holistic and supportive schools sports program for your children.