Health & Physical Education

Physical Education is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.


Physical Education 
The school has a specialist Physical Education teacher and all children participate in a sequential skill development program. In addition to weekly classes with the Physical Education teacher, class teachers reinforce skills through outdoor activities. The aim of the Physical Education Program is to equip students with experiences supporting students to develop competence in making decisions and taking action to promote an active, healthy lifestyle.

The Prep students are involved in a modified version of the Perceptual Motor Program and the majority of the Prep, 1 and 2 program is based on the Fundamental Motor Skills where students perform basic motor skills and learn to participate in groups with fun activities. In Years 3 and 4, students participate in more complex skills and are focusing towards eventually being able to participate in Minor and Major games
Beginning in the middle years, students are also involved in fitness testing, where the focus is learning about themselves, their strengths and weakness and learning to find out what their best is and be better than their best. 

In Years 5 and 6 students are exposed to sports and games that they would not normally be exposed to such as Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse, Tchoukball, Korfball and Hockey. They continue their fitness testing and also take part in the Sports Education in Physical Education program (SEPEP). The philosophy behind SEPEP is for students to experience a program which mirrors “real life” sport. 


House Sports

An Athletics carnival is held each year. The Middle and Senior School students participate in athletics events and the Junior School students participate in Tabloid activities. The carnival is usually held in Term 1 at Keilor Athletics Track and assists in selecting the Interschool Athletics team. 

In Term 4, the annual Cross Country is carnival is held at Jack Ginifer Reserve for Years 2 to 6. This carnival also assists in selecting the Interschool Cross Country team. 

                                                                             Interschool Sports

School sport offers the school community opportunities to build a strong identity and culture of excellence. Traditional values of respect, fairness, responsibility and resilience are developed as part of students’ participation.      
School of the Good Shepherd is a member of School Sports Victoria and is a member of the following organisations within SSV:
 District    Division  Region
 Gladstone Park (West)  Woodlands   Northern Metropolitan Region
The school competes in a wide variety of sports. During Terms 1 and 3, the Grade 5 and 6's compete as part of the Gladstone Park West district in weekly rounds of Basketball, Kanga Cricket, Volleyball and Softball. In Term 2, the school competes in Soccer, Netball, Touch Rugby and European Handball. We also compete in one-off Gala Days for Australian Football, Girls Soccer, Rugby League, Cross Country and Track and Field Athletics. We also nominate students for the Woodlands Division Swimming carnival and Tennis Tournament. 
                                                                                                                                                                             


Team Vic Representative Teams 
School of the Good Shepherd prides itself on providing opportunities for its students. With this in mind, the school regularly nominates students to try out for Victorian State teams, also known as "Team VIC". These teams compete at the School Sport Australia National Championships against other Australian states.