Physical Education

Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:

  • access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan
  • develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships
  • acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
  • engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
  • analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.

Our program focuses on sportsmanship, fair play and strategies used during minor games. It is integral for students to practice and learn about how to treat others during and after games or competitive sports. The students will learn the best way to handle a variety of situations including winning, losing, taking turns and solving disagreements. The strategies that students learn during our minor games unit is designed to assist their knowledge in a broad range of sports and situations. Each year level will target various sports and activities throughout the year, enabling students to receive a wide variety of skills and strategies to work on.


Swimming Program

Students in Foundation to Year 4 are offered the opportunity to participate in 10 swimming lessons each year. This program is highly recommended for all students of all abilities. The school also has an annual Year 3 to 6 Swimming Carnival, as well as an annual Year 7 – 9 Swimming Carnival.


Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)

PMP is a designed program that aims to develop the child’s perceptions and understanding of themselves and their world, through movement and motor experiences. It aims to give the child confidence to manipulate themselves in their world to suit his/her best interest. PMP consists of equipment sessions, floor sessions and a follow up language experience session in the classroom.



Creekside conducts a Year 3- 6 and a Year 7-9 Athletics carnival annually. Students take a bus to an external venue where they participate in activities such as long jump, high jump, 100m sprint, discus and shotput, earning points for their respective houses. Student participation in all events is encouraged. The Athletics days are a fantastic opportunity for students to put in place the skills and knowledge they have been learning in weekly PE lessons.


Cross Country

Students in Years 3-6 participate in a Fun Run event around Kororoit Creek, which is situated behind the school. Students run various distances depending on their age. Fundraising for whole school programs is a focus, with all students who raise money receiving a prize.