At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School we value the importance of physical activity and promote a healthy lifestyle in the students we teach.
Classroom teachers are trained and supported in the philosophy and implementation of Bluearth.
Bluearth aims to promote “active living and improving kids’ physical, social and emotional health”. Bluearth encourages students to develop an increased awareness of themselves, and challenges them to stretch beyond their limits. At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, we focus on the development of skills and strategies within this context, both individually and in teams. Students participate in 2 one-hour sessions of sport per week as part of the regular timetable.
Students engage in an annual swimming program offered through the Swim and Survival Academy. This program aims to provide students with the basics in water safety and development in swimming skills.
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School offers students many and varied opportunities to engage in sporting events and competitions, including the school’s annual sports day, as well as after school competitions, interschool sports and tournaments, and local, district, regional and state events.
We believe the children should learn the skills associated with competence in outdoor activities and recognise the responsibilities as a member of the community. Activities suitable to each Grade level, provide for the development of social interaction, co-operation, acceptance of others, individual responsibility, self esteem, self-reliance and self-discipline.
CAMPING PROGRAM AT ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
FOUNDATION/ YEAR 1
Students in Foundation and Year 1 have an extended stay at school in Term Four. They participate in a range of activities followed by a BBQ tea.
Students in Year 2 have an overnight stay at school in Term Three. They participate in a range of activities at school followed by a BBQ tea.
Students in Year 3 attend an overnight camp to Creswick in Term Two.
Students in Year 4 attend an overnight camp to Narmbool in Term Two.
Students in Year 5 have a two-night stay in Anglesea in Term One.
Students in Year 6 attend a three-day/ two-night camp in Melbourne in Term Two