Sport and P.E.
Overport is blessed with vast grounds in which Physical Education (PE) and sporting lessons take place, including an outside basketball court, synthetic soccer pitch, large oval, indoor hall and three age-appropriate play grounds. Students are afforded numerous opportunities to shine and build their skills:
- PE lessons focus on developing students’ skills and fitness and are conducted in a manner which aims to be fun so that students may foster lifelong positive attitudes towards health and fitness. Enhancing social skills and emotional intelligence is also a strong focus.
- In addition to PE lessons, every year level participates in a weekly sport program. Preps participate in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), whilst older students take part in minor and major games. In years 3 to 6, students are offered opportunities to represent our school in district sports carnivals: track and field athletics, swimming, cross-country and basketball. Students in years 5 & 6 may also represent our school in interschool sports: basketball, t-ball, softball, cricket, volley stars, Australian rules football, soccer, rounders and netball.
- A swimming program is conducted over several weeks for preps to year 4s, tailored to their level of ability at the nearby Frankston High School. A swimming safety program is run for years 5-6 at Mornington Lifesaving Club.
- A number of house carnivals are run for all students, including: cross-county, track and field athletics and swimming. Each year, Overport celebrates ‘Footy Day’ (all football codes) which is a very enjoyable day for students and our school community and raises funds for various charities.
- Each term, twice a week for seven weeks, students from years 1 to 6 are offered the chance to participate in a government funded Active After School program in our school ground. The purpose of the program is to engage students in a range of enjoyable activities that have a focus on being fit and healthy. These sessions are offered at no cost to students’ parents/guardians and run for an hour, commencing immediately at the end of the school day. Students are provided with a healthy snack.
- Students from years 1-6 are encouraged to join ‘Runners’ Club’ which operates between 8:30 to 9:00am, twice a week. This serves to build students’ cardiovascular fitness and energise them before their academic day begins.