A major highlight of our Grade 5/6 program is Interschool Sports. On a weekly basis, our Grade 5/6 students compete against local schools. In Term 1, students are learning how to play softball, cricket, hot shoty tennis and volleyball.
Participating in Interschool Sports not only encourages healthy and active lifestyles, it provides our students with opportunities to develop the lifelong skills of teamwork, getting along, communication, persistence and resilience. The aim of Interschool Sports is to develop an enjoyment of physical activity, develop community relationships, display sportsmanship and positive attitudes, and to reflect our school values of ‘Pride’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Respect’, ‘Commitment’ and ‘Integrity’ at all times.
In Grade 5/6, our focus is on guiding students to develop a growth mindset, be positive school representatives and leaders, and to always show kindness to peers and other schools. By engaging in year level reflections before and after each Interschool Sports session, we support our students to be reflective, thoughtful and critical thinkers.
By reflecting upon their experiences each week, students develop the metacognitive skills needed to identity personal strengths and areas for growth. This also supports our Grade 6 leaders, as they present fortnightly sports reports during our whole-school assemblies.