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Wyoming Public School

Wyoming Public School

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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.

Wyoming Public School provides a wide variety of sporting and fitness based activities for our students.  All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in fitness and sport activities spread throughout each week.

Kindergarten to Year 2 sport

Sport and physical education is an essential part of education at Wyoming Public School. Students in years K-6 take part in at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. This time is split between class fitness and school sport. Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students participate in sport activities on Tuesdays. During this time, teachers plan enjoyable and fun group activities that cater for a variety of ages as well as helping to develop various skills and encourage a sense of fair play.

Students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 are working on developing fundamental movement skills such as balancing, sprinting, throwing, catching and running. Students have a great time learning new games as well as playing some old favourites. Sporting activities can also include qualified coaches visiting our school and presenting fitness activities and skills in areas such as gymnastics, football and tennis. 

Year 3 to Year 6 sport

Stage 2 and 3 have sport on Friday afternoons from 1:30-2:45. They participate in a range of sports-based games to consolidate their development of the fundamental movement skills. Terms 1 & 4 include our 'Swimming for Sport' program where up to 60 students can elect to travel to the local swimming pool and develop their swimming skills during sport time.

Sports carnivals

Wyoming Public School also holds three very special sporting events throughout each year:-

  • Swimming carnival - Held at Gosford Pool, students from Yrs 3-6 participate in a variety of age races and novelty events.
  • Athletics carnival - students participate in field events including 50m, 100, 200m and 800m, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump. Students also have the opportunity to compete in relay, tug of war and novelty events.
  • Cross-country carnival - All students participate in the cross country carnival held here in the school grounds.

Students represent their house groups and are encouraged to participate as much as possible. Students with eligible results then have the opportunity to represent our school in the relevant zone carnivals.

Working with sporting agencies

Wyoming Public School encourages all forms of sport and continues to invite community sport clubs and agencies to assist with the delivery of engaging sporting activities to students. Wyoming Public School has worked with the following groups:-

  • NSW AFL   (Paul Kelly Cup entered every year)
  • ARL Foundation (Rugby League)
  • Central Coast Gymnastics Academy
  • Central Coast Football

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on Fundamental Movement Skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the holistic development of each student. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and ethical learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.