The Sport and Physical Education program at St Francis Xavier is developed to give each child the opportunity to participate in weekly physical education and fitness sessions with the focus on developing their fundamental motor skills to enable lifelong participation in physical activity.
St Francis Xavier students participate in a weekly PE lesson that builds skills progressively over their 7 years of primary school. These lessons focus on moving the body, understanding movement patterns and learning through movement and also address the development of positive dispositions and skills in managing our health. As students progress through the curriculum, they build the skills that enable them to participate in major games and sports such as gymnastics, football, soccer, cricket, basketball, hockey and netball. We offer a swimming program for all students from Prep-Year 6 each year.
Each class has an additional sport session each week where the skills they are learning in PE are put into practice through games. Classes also participate in quick burst fitness sessions during the day.
As students move into Year 3 and beyond, there are many sporting opportunities for them to participate in. These include inter-school and district events such as cross-country, swimming competitions, athletics and HoopTime (basketball). They also participate in Gala Days each year where they have the opportunity to try a variety of different major games playing against students from local schools.