Physical Education at Debney Meadows Primary School is an important component of the school’s curriculum. Being active is emphasised by all staff. Physical Education builds student confidence, co-operation and sportsmanship. DMPS is always working to expand the range of opportunities offered to students in this area.
Currently, each student from Foundation to Grade 6 participates in two weekly Physical Education lessons. Students in F/1 and 1/2 also attend PMP – a Perceptual Motor Skills Program aimed at building coordination and gross motor skills (see more below).
Debney Meadows also provides students with the opportunity to participate in a range of whole school events across the year. These include Cross Country, Athletics Sports and a Swimming Program. In addition to this, Year 4-6 students participate the District Soccer competition, the AFL9’s Primary North Cup and a District Netball competition. We also partner with Melbourne City Football Club, who deliver a range of health and fitness programs within the school which align to the Victorian Curriculum.
Perceptual Motor Skills Program (PMP) - Foundation - Year 2 students
At the core of PMP is a research-based foundation that children need to acquire language, memory, visual, listening, physical and social skills to be prepared for high quality learning.
PMP develops a range of important kinaesthetic skills to support learning, including:
• spatial awareness
• body image and control
• eye/hand coordination
• language, and
• problem solving.