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Sports

Throughout the school year we conduct several inter house sporting carnivals. These carnivals provide a culminating activity where students get the opportunity to apply skills learned through Physical Education (PE) lessons whilst encouraging participation and a sense of team spirit and pride. Carnivals are as follows:

  • Term 1 - Cross country
  • Term 2 - Athletics
  • Term 4 - Swimming

Physical Education and sport are an integral part of life at Fairview Heights State School. The PE Program is aligned with the Australian National Curriculum and the Queensland C2C. Each class receives at least 1 PE lesson per week. Prep to year 3 classes have a 30 minute lesson while years 4 to 6 classes receive 45 minutes per week. Physical Education lessons for prep to year 3 are focused on skill development whilst upper grade lessons focus on application of these skills through a wide variety of major games.

Some lower grade activities include:

Rolling, aiming, overarm throwing, kicking skills, gross motor activities, ball skill circuits, skipping, dance and striking/bat and ball skills.

Upper grade activities include:

Soccer, cross country, athletics, volleyball, cricket, football, AFL, netball, European handball, hockey, touch football, basketball and archery.

Interactive Communicative Technologies (ICT) and PE

ICT are embedded in the PE program. The​ main vehicle for use is through tablet computers. Apps such as Live Video Delay, Hudl Technique, Easytag and Flip scoreboard have proven invaluable in assisting students learning through self-assessment and peer coaching.

Sport

As well as PE lessons we have an extensive sport program here at Fairview. In terms 1, 3 and 4 students in year 2, 3 and 4 participate in Inter House sports for 1 afternoon per week. Year 5 and 6 students participate in Interschool sport where they travel to various locations around Toowoomba and compete against other schools. Sports involved include: Volleyball, hockey, soccer, touch football, rugby league, hockey, netball, cricket and AFL.

Regional Development officers

To further strengthen opportunities and learning through PE at Fairview Heights State School we have a number of Development officers visit throughout the year. These officers represent sports such as hockey, soccer, AFL, rugby league, touch, basketball and cricket. This has proven to provide valuable learning opportunities and strong links/pathways to local sporting clubs for weekend sport. These development officers also run lunchtime programs for all students interested in Aussie Hoops, Auskick and In-2-Cricket.​​​

  • Swimming

    Swimming

    Each class now receives 9 swimming lessons over an intensive 3 week block. This method of an intensive swimming block has been proven to have a greater effect on skill development and to increase the retention of skills gained.