Physical Education

Dorset Primary School boasts a comprehensive Physical Education Program, offering a range of features designed to promote physical development and well-being among our students. Some notable components of the program include:


Weekly Perceptual Motor Program (PMP):

  • Implemented for all Foundation Children.
  • Supported by Year 5/6 Buddies, fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

    Swimming Program:
  • Emphasizes water safety for the entire school.
  • Conducted at the King Swim Aquatic Centre in Chirnside, ensuring a focused and effective aquatic experience.

    Inter-School Sport (Year 5 & 6):

  • Integral part of the school's membership in the Ringwood District Primary Schools Sports Association.

  • Encompasses two seasons, Winter and Summer, featuring a diverse array of sports such as Basketball, Lacrosse, T-Ball, T-20 Cricket, Hotshots, Football, Soccer, Netball, Volleyball and Softball.

    Athletics, Cross Country, and District Athletics:
  • Physical Education opportunities for students to actively engage in and practice athletic pursuits. Dorset holds an annual Athletics and Cross Country Carnival for all students to particpate in a range of athletic track and field events.


    Additional Programs:

  • Football club offerings to further diversify physical activity options.
  • Access to dedicated Athletic facilities situated on the school oval, ensuring ongoing availability for students.


Our Physical Education Program is meticulously crafted to deliver a holistic and captivating experience for our students. Beyond the primary focus on physical fitness, the program is strategically designed to instill values and skills that extend far beyond the realm of exercise. Here's an elaboration on the key elements:


Physical Fitness:

  • The program places a strong emphasis on the development of physical fitness, encompassing activities that enhance cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.
  • Tailored exercises and routines are implemented to cater to various fitness levels, ensuring inclusivity and personalized growth for each student.


  • A fundamental aspect of our program is the cultivation of teamwork. Students engage in collaborative activities and team sports, fostering camaraderie, effective communication, and the understanding of collective goals.

  • Through shared challenges and achievements, students learn the importance of cooperation and mutual support, skills that transcend the realm of sports into various aspects of life.

  • Our program places a premium on the development of sportsmanship qualities. Students are not only taught the rules and techniques of different sports but are also guided in understanding the significance of fair play, respect for opponents, and graceful acceptance of both victory and defeat.

  • Emphasis is placed on building character, resilience, and a positive attitude, reinforcing values that contribute to personal growth and success.

    Lifelong Appreciation for Health and Activity:

  • Beyond the school years, our program aims to instill a lifelong appreciation for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • By exposing students to a variety of physical activities and sports, we aspire to nurture a genuine interest and understanding of the benefits associated with regular exercise, laying the foundation for a lifelong commitment to well-being.

In essence, our Physical Education Program is not merely about engaging in physical activities; it's a comprehensive educational journey that equips students with the tools for physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a sustained enthusiasm for a healthy and active way of life. Through this multifaceted approach, we aim to empower our students with skills that extend far beyond the school environment, contributing to their overall personal and social development.


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