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The Physical Education Program at St. Matthew’s is aimed to generate a level of well being, enjoyment and encompass fitness of physical activity in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum.

Students will learn the benefits of a balanced healthy lifestyle through physical activity, while also developing greater confidence, social competencies, being inclusive of pupils and self-esteem. This is achieved through the development of fundamental motor skills and involving students as skilled participants in challenging games, dance, leisure and additional sports such as; Swimming, Cricket, Volleyball, Soccer, AFL, Cross Country, Athletics and more.

St. Matthews has access to fantastic new facilities that have been built which include; Soccer pitches, AFL field, basketball courts, two tennis courts, a gymnasium, athletics track, senior and junior playgrounds and a wide-range of sporting equipment, for all students to move, grow and develop fundamental motor skills in safe and inclusive learning environments.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in extra sports day events such as Athletics Carnival, Cross Country (School and District) and Swimming Days, as well as Jump Rope for Heart and Ride2School Day, which promote a school wide positive awareness towards the importance of physical activity.

“Let your light shine before others.”
Matthew 5:16

Grade 6 students will have the privilege to represent the school in the Banyule and INM Division for inter school sports every Friday Morning, which we will be able to show our great sporting talent throughout the district for such sports as soccer, AFL, softball, bat-tennis and volleyball to name a few.

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