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Sport

SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES
St Peter’s provides every child with the opportunity to participate in sport and to enjoy and appreciate the benefits of sport and the ideals of sportsmanship.

The school offers a comprehensive Sporting program as well as Gymnastics classes and Tennis tuition.

Junior Primary Students are involved in a skills-based sport program which aims to develop the children’s fundamental movement skills.

Students in Years 3 – 6 may be selected to compete at major Sporting Carnivals conducted by IPSHA. IPSHA (The Independent Primary School Heads of Australia) is an organisation which provides professional support for teachers and their students. They facilitate opportunities for children who attend Independent Primary schools to compete against each other in a range of sports.  They provide opportunities for selection to compete at CIS (Combined Independent Schools) and ultimately State PSSA/ “All Schools” and National level in Swimming, Athletics, Cross-Country and team sport.  There are also opportunities for students to be enrolled in Gymnastics, Hockey, Tennis and Rugby trials.

From Year 3 students are involved in either school-based sports programs or inter-school competitions in summer and winter. St Peter’s is involved in IPSSO representative school competition throughout the year. The school fields highly competitive teams in Soccer, Netball, AFL and Volley Ball during winter sports. In the summer, the school fields teams in Cricket, Basketball, Soccer and Oztag.

IPSSO (Independent Primary Schools Sporting Organisation) operates in two pools – a northern pool and southern pool.  St Peter’s is affiliated with the southern pool and plays sport again Broughton Anglican College, Macarthur Anglican School and Wollondilly Anglican College each Wednesday.

St Peter’s has employed a Prep – Year 6 PE Specialist commencing in 2015 to coordinate the development of all facets of the school’s PE/Sport program including the teaching of specialist PE lessons.

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