Briar Road Public School

Courage and Determination

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.

Sport Houses

Briar Road has four houses Banksia (A-E), Boronia (F-L), Telopea (M-R) and Wattle (S-Z). Student last names determine which house they are put into.

Students represent their school sport houses at the carnivals and when they participate they earn their houses points. House points accrue throughout the year and at the sport presentation end of year assembly the winning houses for each carnival are presented with the house shield.

Sport Carnivals

Briar Road holds three sporting carnivals each year. Swimming in term 1, cross country in term 2 and athletics in term 3. Students can progress to the next level carnivals which are Zone, Regional and State.

Students accrue points for their results throughout the year and at the sport presentation at the end of the year junior and senior sports champions are announced.

Gala Sport

Gala sport is for primary students in years 3-6.

Summer gala sports are held in term 1 and 4 and Winter gala sports are held in term 2 and 3. Students select their sport and each Friday have gala training with their team. Two Fridays each term, students get the bus to their venue and play gala day sport for the whole day against other schools.

Students are provided with gala sport uniforms to wear on the gala days.

Parents are required to pay $10 for each gala day to cover the cost of the bus.

Lunchtime Grass Games

Every lunch time there is an organised game for students to play such as soccer or touch football. Teachers run the game in the infants playground and a separate game in the primary playground.