Physical Education

 This year at Emerson the PE department has numerous sports opportunities for all students. Some of the opportunities include, SEDA training sessions, interschool sport, weekly PE classes, SSSSA cross country, athletics and swimming, house sports athletics, ADIDAS school fun run and bike riding opportunities. 


Inter school sport gives Senior students an opportunity to play a variety of sports against other schools in the SSSSA region. During term 1 the sports are basketball and volleyball. Term 2 offers soccer and hockey, Term 3 sports are football and netball and Term 4 sports are softball and cricket. These sports are very popular with the students and we usually have approximately 50 students attending interschool sport every week.

 

During Term 2 students have the opportunity to attend the SSSSA Cross Country Carnival. This is held at Duncan MacKinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena on the 20th May. The team will consist of students from Junior, Middle and Senior school. Emerson is usually very competitive at cross country and we hope to have as many students as possible qualify for the State Carnival to be held later in Term 2.

 

During Term 3 Emerson will hold a House Day Athletics Carnival. This day is one that the students look forward too throughout the year. Students wear their house colours and compete in as many events as they would like. Some of the events include long jump, high jump, vortex throw, shot put, sprinting races and novelty events. This year we have an added event, which will be revealed to the students very soon. 

 

Another event that occurs in Term 3 is the SSSSA Athletics day. This is another great day on the calender for Middle School and Senior School students. The events that are offered are 100, 200 and 400m running, shot put and long jump. Students will be selected throughout the year to compete at this event.

 

Throughout the year we have many SEDA groups visiting our school to enhance our students skills in their chosen sports. Some of the sports that will visit this year include soccer, AFL and basketball. Hockey Victoria are a great group that love to attend Emerson and we will have hockey clinics for Middle and Senior students this year.

 

During Term 4 we will be holding the ADIDAS school fun run, which is great opportunity for the students to be active with their friends, show off their house colours and walk, run or jog as many laps of the middle school oval as they can.

 

The PE staff are hoping that we will be able to increase the number of students that attend the SSSSA swimming carnival. You don’t have to be able to swim lots of laps of the pool, just 25m of freestyle, backstroke or breaststroke. We will hold training sessions for swimming during Term 4.


Around the Bay is an event that Emerson has taken part in for many years. There was a strong group of riders that participated in the 100km journey last year and we hope to have another strong group this year.


The dedicated PE staff are always looking for opportunities for students to participate in many different sports and to maximise the experience of sport and physical activity for all students. This means we are always in contact with many sporting bodies and we pass on as many opportunities as we can.


Three Senior classes have the opportunity to participate in the Advance program. This program offers community and sports programs, including swimming lessons, rock climbing, coaching younger students and attending gymnastics centres.

 

In Junior School the ESO’s run a PMP and team building lessons. These programs are based around enhancing their motor skills and developing social skills and how to be an effective team member.


The ESO’s also run structured lunch time sports program throughout both campuses. Some of the sports include soccer, cricket, basketball, AFL and hockey. 


We are looking forward to a successful 2016.