An understanding of physical activity and movement, food and nutrition, health, safety, human development and human relations are vital aspects of children’s education.
Healthy children need an understanding of their bodies and how they work; opportunities to enjoy and develop skills in a range of physical activities and an understanding of the role of physical fitness in their lives. Children also need opportunities to explore concepts of identity, relationships and physical development in a secure and supportive environment.
The Minimbah program includes the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) for children in 4-year-old ECC through to Year 2. This program focuses on skill development in fine and gross motor activity (i.e. throwing, catching, rolling, jumping, tumbling and balancing). The PMP program is conducted by a specialist teacher. Students from F–Year 4 receive at least three sessions of physical instruction each week. Minimbah’s structured Outdoor Education Program begins in Year 2 and is an important element of the Health and Physical Education domain.
Students are offered many opportunities to participate in school sport. All interested students are given support and encouraged to participate. At Minimbah, the Physical Education program encompasses the main areas of swimming, gymnastics, athletics, ball handling and major and minor games. Students in ECC, Foundation, Years 1 and 2 are also involved in a Perceptual Motor Program and dance and movement program.
Interschool and cross-country competitions begin for students in Year 2. When appropriate, opportunities are provided to compete at Zone, State and National level.
Minimbah Students have the opportunity to compete in the following School Sport Victoria (SSV) – at District, Divisional, Regional, State and National Levels
- Cross Country
- Australian Rules Football
- Tee Ball
- Bat Tennis
- Rugby League Mod 8s
Minimbah also competes in the following Non-SSV Schools Events:
- Snow Sports
- Sport Aerobics