My name is Mitchell Stuart, and I am a graduate teacher starting my teaching career here at North Kalgoorlie PS teaching Physical Education. I have a huge passion for sport and hope to encourage students to get involved and participate to the best of their abilities. I look forward to introducing new games and skills to the students, but most importantly I want the students to enjoy learning and striving to be their best this year.
Can I encourage all parents and guardians to remind students to bring their bucket hats and water bottles to school every day. Don’t forget to wear sneakers on sporting days and promote the use of sunscreen to build sun smart habits.
Term 1 is underway, and it has been a hot start to the year. Thankfully we have the undercover area with the new fan to keep us shaded and cool during our lessons. To start the Term this year we have been focussing on reviewing our fundamental movement skills over a range of different games and activities. We have been testing our abilities in throwing, catching, running and jumping as well as working on teamwork and strategy for different activities.
Starting next week students will be given the chance to participate in the ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ program which will run from the start of week 4 to the end of week 9. We will be incorporating skipping into our sports lessons and trying to learn new moves and tricks with the skipping rope. This program encourages students to stay active and healthy and achieve the daily recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity. Students can also participate in fundraising for the Heart Foundation during this time, visit www.jumprope.org.au for more information. I would love to see as many students as possible participate and get behind the great cause.
Term 1 will also consist of the school faction and interschool Swimming Carnivals (For Years 3-6). The schools swimming carnival will be held on the 29th of February (Week 5) at Kambalda Swimming pool. The interschool swimming carnival will be on the 27th of March (Week 9) at Oasis Recreation Centre. Forms for the school Swimming Carnival have been sent home, please have these returned by Monday the 19th of February.
Swimming Forms due back 19th of Feb (Week 4)
Swimming Carnival 29th of Feb (Week 5)
Interschool Swimming Carnival 27th of March (Week 9)