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Programmes

Sport


Physical and Health Education play an important role at Peter Carnley Anglican Community School. Educating students about the importance of leading a healthy, active and well-balanced lifestyle is at the forefront of our teaching and the focus of all the sporting opportunities on offer at the School.

Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 undertake two periods of Physical Education a week and students from Kindergarten to Year 10 also have a weekly Health Education lesson.  This aligns with the Western Australian Curriculum and the gradual roll out of the Australian Curriculum in 2017.

The Health Education programme focuses on the topics of Wellness, Drug Education, Lifestyle Choices, Safety, and Growth and Development.  Students continue to learn these topics throughout their schooling with increasing complexity and information as they get older.

Students in Early Learning complete the Fundamental Movement Skills Programme that aims to give students the necessary skills to undertake important physical movements.  They then graduate to more game play and modified sports in the junior years, preparing the students to use their skills in a wide variety of sports in Senior School.

Senior School Physical Education aims to develop the students’ physical, interpersonal and self-management skills that they can apply to all activities and sports.  Some of the sports covered in Senior School include: Cricket, Softball, Netball, Basketball, AFL, Soccer, Volleyball, Softcrosse, Touch Rugby, European Handball, American Football, Table Tennis, Badminton, Floorball, and Athletics.

To support the Physical Education programmes and create healthy competition amongst the Houses, there are three Interhouse carnivals throughout the year including Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

PCACS prides itself on being a member of the Kwinana Schools Sports Association (KSSA) in Junior School and the Associated and Catholic Colleges (ACC) in the Senior School.  These organisations provide opportunities for students to be involved in interschool carnivals throughout the year including Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country and Lightning Carnivals.

PCACS is also a member of the sub association of ACC called Rockingham-Kwinana Associated Schools (RKAS).  Students are selected to compete in an after school sports programme in Super 8s Cricket and Soccer (Years 7 and 8 boys), Basketball and Netball (Year 7 and 8 girls), Basketball and Soccer (Year 9 and 10 boys), and Netball and Soccer (Year 9 and 10 girls).  This is an exciting programme that is developing every year.

There is a small but growing number of opportunities for students to be involved in PCACS teams including AFL for girls and boys, Cricket and Hockey.  There are also a number of teams in the Rockingham Districts Netball Association competition. This competition is run by parents and has been a great success.

As the School continues to grow and develop, including the completion of the School Gymnasium in 2016, the sporting programmes, teams, carnivals and opportunities can only expand and flourish.  We look forward with great anticipation to what the future holds for sport at PCACS.