Health and Physical Education
At Loxton Primary, students participate in a comprehensive Health and Physical Education program. In this program our primary aim is to ensure all students develop a broad range of skills and strategies while at the same time working on improving fitness levels, and developing lifelong healthy habits.
In Junior Primary, the Physical Education program places emphasis on developing Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) using a ‘game sense’ approach. The students further develop these skills in the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach facilitated in the Middle and Upper Primary Curriculum. These skills are taught through a wide variety of sports giving all students the opportunity to excel in different areas. Examples range from traditional sports eg: football, netball, volleyball, athletics, gymnastics to contemporary sports of sofcross, European handball, ultimate Frisbee, tag rugby.
The program also includes Interschool School Sport (formerly known as SAPSASA) events, Sports Day and Swimming Carnival (years 4-6) as well as a variety of clinics and other opportunities during the year.
These opportunities provide pathways for representation at a higher level. Many of our students have excelled and represented at State and National levels with recent representation in swimming, netball and cross country running.
Our Physical Education program provides the building blocks in all skill areas, particularly in volleyball and athletics which are both key components of Loxton High School’s curriculum.
A comprehensive Athletics program is a highlight in Term 1 for all students. From this, a team is selected to represent the school at the Interschool Athletics Carnival, where students are given opportunities to test themselves against other schools from around the region. Currently Loxton Primary School has successfully won the Athletics Shield 11 years in a row!
Swimming & Aquatics
Students in years R-5 attend Water Confidence, Swimming & Water Safety lessons at the Loxton Pool.
Students in years 6 participate in an Aquatics Program at Lake Bonney including Sailing, Kneeboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing and Windsurfing. All lessons are conducted by experienced water safety instructors. This is a highlight in the Upper Primary calendar.