Regular vigorous activity contributes positively to children's health. Research has shown that a well developed Physical Education and Sport program can enhance learning as well as helping children;
- become fitter and healthier whilst developing their tendency to play and explore;
- refine skills of body management;
- develop confidence and competence in movement;
- improve self confidence and social competence.
Farrer Primary School offers a variety of opportunities for students to develop their movement skills and increase their level of personal health and fitness. Every class has one lesson per week with our specialist Physical Education teacher. Lessons focus on developing fundamental movement skills; developing a knowledge and understanding of games and sports rules, strategies and tactics; improving sports specific skills; and developing cooperation, fair play and good sportsmanship.
Teachers also actively involve their students in daily structured physical activity to consolidate skills and complement specialist lessons.
The acquisition of movement skills and concepts enable students to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively. This will build a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation.
Throughout the school year, students have the opportunity to engage in a range of sporting events including our annual athletics, swimming and cross country carnivals. Students who qualify in these events represent Farrer Primary School at Tuggeranong Region carnivals.
We also have a range of sporting organisations come to the school to provide clinics and students have many opportunities to participate in gala days such as rugby league, netball, touch football, basketball, soccer and cricket.
Other sports programs include:
- Royal Life Saving Society swim and safety programs for all year 2 students each year.
- Ride and Walk to School Program. The school has a class set of bikes providing a range of opportunities for the children to learn about bike safety as well as excursions in the community.
- Intra-school sports competitions
Students and staff are allocated to a sports house for sporting events and carnivals. The teams gain points for competition results, individual participation and sportsmanship and compete for a trophy at the end of the year.
House groups are named after wheat varieties developed by William Farrer in the late 1800s to be disease resistant and suitable for cold climate.
- Glenwarri – Green
- Winglen– Blue
- Bencubbin– Yellow
School Sport ACT
School Sport ACT (SSACT) is the peak body for School Sport delivery in the ACT. SSACT actively promotes school sport for all ACT students through the support of regional, state and national representative opportunities and pathways.
The ACT is divided into four regions for school sport, with students from Farrer Primary School participating in Tuggeranong Region competitions.