physical education

At Stockdale Road Primary School in Traralgon, we take an enthusiastic approach towards Physical Education and value the contribution it has within our school community.

physical education

The Physical Education program is developed with a focus on developing fundamental motor skills which children will then be able to apply within different contexts. Children participate in a program where they are exposed to a variety of different skills, games and teamwork activities.



perceptual motor program

As children begin Prep they will participate in the Perceptual Motor Program. This program aims to give participants a greater understanding of their perceptions through experience while also developing their fundamental motor skills. The program provides a foundation for children at the beginning of their schooling to build upon and allows them to become familiar with the process of Physical Education.

district sport

Stockdale Road Primary School participates in a range of sporting events throughout the year against other schools within the Latrobe Valley District.
These sports include:

Swimming, athletics, cross country, golf, football, cricket, soccer, T-ball, hockey, basketball, netball and tennis.



Find out what has been happening in the Physical Education area by going to our Specialist area Newsletters Page.


further sporting opportunities

Year level sports – children are part of year level sports once a week and during this time teachers organise games to improve teamwork and skill execution.

In this time we have been able to have SEDA help us with their expertise in a range of areas by conducting clinics in relation to specific sports.

year level physical education

Our program incorporates the the AusVels standards from the Australian National Curriculum and is sequential in developing skills from Prep to Year Six.


Prep children are all part of the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) when beginning school. PMP is designed to begin the development of balance, hand- eye co-ordination, spatial awareness, body control, turn taking and the process involved in Physical Education. The children will further their fundamental motor skills (FMS) through the year as they focus more fully on improving their skills. In Prep they will be exposed to many new games where they will learn to play fairly and follow rules.

In Year 1 and 2 children will continue to build upon the foundation they have gained from Prep. During this time the emphasis is on working together in small teams, showing honesty when competing in a game, following rules and executing our skills with the correct technique. Children continue focus on their FMS, while beginning to apply these more frequently in games. They are encouraged to work more frequently in teams and to communicate effectively with team members.

The children get to experience Athletics for the first time and will try Discus, Shot Put, Javelin, Hurdles, Long Jump, relay races and a range of running events.




The senior children will complete a unit of Athletics where they will try Discus, Shot Put, Javelin, Hurdles, Long Jump, relay races and a range of running events. They will be expected to show mastery in many of the FMS they have developed throughout their primary years and will need to apply these in a sporting context. SEPEP is an integral part of our Physical Education program in the upper years with a season of sport being played in our sessions, within the season children are responsible for scoring, umpiring, coaching, statistics, reporting and playing.