Physical Education

Specialist Physical Education Classes


Year Levels - Prep, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Weekly Sessions  - 50 mins


SMG (Sensory Motor Gym)


Year Levels - Prep

Weekly Sessions  - 50 mins


Sport Classes


Year Levels - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Weekly Sessions  - 50 mins


Interschool Competitive Gala Days


Year Levels - 5, 6

Sessions  - 2 Days per Term



Croydon Hills Primary School has numerous facilities to accommodate all types of physical activity, both indoor and outdoor. We have 4 full outdoor Basketball courts which can also be used for Netball, Tennis, Down ball and Volleyball. The indoor Basketball stadium is used for Physical Education lessons, Sensory Motor Gym lessons, Interschool sports competitions and is utilised after school hours and on weekends by Basketball clubs for competitions and training. Our extensive grounds include 4 ovals, one of which is large enough to hold Junior AFL competitions during our Interschool Sports program as well as a large Soccer field. We have a smaller oval for the Junior and Prep students to play on during recess and lunch times and a newly surfaced synthetic turf oval for the Middle students, which has a modified Running Track, Football goals, Tee ball diamond and Cricket pitch. These ovals are also used as Tee ball, Sofcross and Softball areas for competition. A separate Prep area has a synthetic surface with 6 modified Basketball rings and is used for many different ball games. Our external undercover Basketball court allows for all weather games to be played.


Students from Prep-6 have a weekly 50 minute Physical Education lesson with qualified PE teachers and year 1-6 students also have an additional 'Friday Sport' session with their class teacher. 

The Preps participate in Sensory Motor Gym (SMG) each week, which focusses on activating the brain to optimise learning through enhancing sensory, visual, listening and memory skills. Students take off their shoes and socks for this session so they can have full sensory stimulation when participating in each of the activities in a safe space in the stadium. This program compliments learning from the classroom with a literacy and numeracy focus accommodated in some of the activities. Movement of muscle enhances intellectual performance and so we incorporate activities to develop gross motor skills that helps posture, body awareness, space awareness, balance, cross patterns and strengthen the whole body. They also develop fine motor skills to help build hand strength for writing and fine motor control for everyday tasks such as holding a pencil, cutting with scissors, zipping or buttoning a jacket, tying shoe laces, unscrewing lids etc.


From Year 1 & 2 onwards, students participate in more complex skills and are focusing towards eventually being able to participate in Minor and Major games such as Softball, Teeball, Hockey, Football, Netball, Sofcross, Cricket, Volleyball, Hot Shots Tennis, European Handball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Athletics, Badminton and Golf. Students are always encouraged to have a go and try their best no matter what the outcome is. Success is not always about being first; it is about stepping out of your comfort zone and accepting a challenge to improve your own capability. The aim of the Physical Education Program is to equip students with exposure and experiences that support students and develop confidence and competence in making decisions and taking action to promote being active for life. 


Year 3 BikeEd Program

In term 4, year 3's participate in a 10 week BikeEd program where they learn both theoretical road safety and practical riding skills. At the end of the program, students participate in an event ride to celebrate. Students either use their own bike each Friday to participate in the program or they are able to use the schools purchased bikes and helmets. 


House Sports

At Croydon Hills Primary School, students in Middle and Senior School participate in a House Cross Country event in Term 2, in preparation for the District Cross Country competition. The Prep and Junior School participate in a House Cross Country event in Term 4, earning points for their house. In Term 3, CHPS hold a House Athletics Carnival, where all students in years 3 to 6 participate in various track and field events. From this carnival, students are selected to represent our school at District competition. The Prep and Junior year levels participate in a Sports Day in Term 4, which is conducted by an outsourced company Proactivity. Students engage in various physical activity rotations including; Giant Inflatable Zorb Chamber, Hip Hop Dance, Karate Fitness, Fitness Obstacle Course and Tug of War, Giant Parachute and the Giant Earth Ball.


Interschool Sport

Students in Year 5 & 6 have the opportunity to participate in a Summer and Winter Sports team. For the duration of Term 1, they play a Summer sport consisting of Cricket, Basketball, Sofcross, Teeball, Volleybounce or Hot Shots Tennis. In Winter, they have the choice of Football, Soccer, Netball, Softball, Touch Football and Lawn Bowls. Students are also given the opportunity to trial for District Swimming in Term 1. 


Team Vic Trials

During the year, students are given the opportunity to try out for Team Vic in various different sports. If students are selected by the PE teachers, then families are notified to nominate their child and go through the application process endorsed by the principal to compete at the Team Vic trials. If a student is then successful through the progressive stages, they may selected to represent Victoria in a National Championships. In the past years, CHPS students have been successful in Track & Field, Swimming, Cricket and Basketball where they have represented Victoria in the State Team playing at a National level.



Each year many teams represent CHPS across the Middle and Senior School, taking part in the Hooptime Basketball Competition run by Basketball Victoria. Students have the opportunity to be selected for the All Stars (experienced team) Future Stars (some experience and learners) and Rookies (no prior experience) teams. The program concludes at the end of each year with Regional Finals and a State Grand Final.

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