Phys Ed & Sports
Phys Ed & Sport
Physical Education (PE) at Torquay College is focussed on developing the entire individual (their physical, social, emotional and mental health), encouraging them to adopt physical activity as a lifelong habit. A key to achieving this goal is through the creation of a learning environment whereby students feel safe, supported and comfortable to take risks. It is an inclusive environment. Lessons conducted are developmentally appropriate (including developmentally appropriate equipment) and cater to the students individual learning needs. A focus is on maximising participation, cooperation, engagement and ensuring the students are having FUN! The 6 C's and school values (Trying your best, Friendship & Respect) underpin all of our teaching.
Our Houses are named after four famous ships that have been wrecked off our local coast.
Bancoora – Red Scammell – Green
Charlemont – Yellow Inverlochie– Blue
Students are randomly assigned a house when they start at our school. Siblings are put in the same house. Some house events are used to develop school teams by taking the first certain number of competitors to move on to represent the school.
Our Primary Cross Country Team is made up of students from Years Three to Six. Our school is able to compete at “Zones,” “Districts,” “Regionals” and then onto States. Competitors must run a long distance race with the length dependent on their age. 9 and 10 year olds must run 2km, 11, 12 & 13 year olds must run 3km. At each level the top competitors are invited to go onto the next level. Our Districts are held at Torquay Front Beach. Zones are held at the Geelong Race track. Students who are part of the cross country team are invited to practice/train sometime during the school week.