All students have an hour Physical Education lesson each week with a PE teacher. The program is based on the Fundamental Motor Skills where children are taught basic skills such as, catching, over and underarm throwing, dodging, running, one and two hand hitting and kicking. Children practise and participate in fun games and activities both individually and in small groups, to gain confidence before applying their skills in game situations. A variety of equipment is used during these lessons on our basketball courts and grassed oval. This year Stage 1 of our Gymnasium will be built with a roof being built over one of our Basketball courts. Good sportsmanship and playing by the rules are a main focus whilst children strive to be the best that they can be. From Level 3 onwards, students are taught more complex skills and strategies and begin to participate in more complex minor and major games such as Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Teeball, AFL Football, Bat Tennis, Rounders, Volleyball, Rounders and Softball. Gymnastics and Swimming programs are also offered during the year.
All WPPS children have the opportunity to participate in the House Cross Country in Term 2 which is held locally at the Wonga Park Reserve. This is always an exciting day with all children competing in their age groups and most of our school community joining us to watch the races and partake in the BBQ. Points are given to all competitors with the winning House Captains receiving the trophy on behalf of their House. The Level 3 – 6 House Athletics are held in August with all competitors receiving House points as they strive for personal bests. The Junior Athletics is usually held in December with modified Athletic activities.
All Level 5 and 6 students participate in an Interschool Sport competition against similar sized schools in the Ringwood District. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to meet shildren from other schools and to demonstrate good sportsmanship and teamwork in a friendly competitive environment. The different sports played in the summer season (Term 1) are Volleystars, Kanga Cricket, Bat Tennis, Rounders, Basketball and Teeball. In the winter season (Term 2) the sports played are Football, Soccer, Netball, Softball, Volleyball and Bat tennis. Teams that finish on top of the ladder then go on to play in a knockout competition to eventually become the State Primary School team in that sport.
The Ringwood District Swimming Carnival is held early in the year providing opportunities for children to compete in different events.
Team Vic Trials
State team trials are offered to students who display exceptional talent in the following sports: - Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Football, Cricket, Hockey
The Senior (Level 5 and 6) and Junior (Level 3 and 4) McDonalds HoopTime Competition is offered to students of varying levels of ability, from Rookies to All Stars. This is always an eagerly anticipated event and our teams often go on to play at Regional and State Level. Some Level 6 students are selected to coach our Junior teams providing a valuable leadership experience.
A competition run by Cricket Victoria is held in November and senior students are selected to represent the school at this round robin day. Wonga Park Primary has had teams in the State finals played at the MCG, finishing 2nd and 8th in the State.