Physical Education lessons and sporting events are an integral part of our curriculum, with the emphasis being placed upon participation by all pupils and the encouragement and development of a variety of sporting skills.
In 2005 faction team names were selected by the Student Counsellors and school community to honour the school’s founders. Our sports factions are Bridget (blue), Boniface (green), Frances (gold) and Byrne (red).
Our Physical Education Specialist teaches students from Pre Primary to Year 2 twice a week and Year 4 to Year 6 once a week in addition to organising a variety of specialist sporting clinics, Intra-school and Interschool Carnivals. OLGC participates in our own school’s swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals and we compete against other single stream Catholic schools in the Perth metropolitan area.
Students from Years One, Two and Three attend swimming lessons conducted over an eight week period while the Year Six class participates in a five week surfing programme at Trigg Beach. Years One to Three have their own Junior Swimming Carnival in Term 1 while a Faction Swimming Carnival takes place for students in Years Four to Six. Students are then selected to join the Our Lady of Good Counsel interschool team.
Our school’s Faction Cross Country Carnival is held in Term Two and is followed by the Inter-School Cross Country Competition for Years 3 – 6. Our school’s Faction Athletics Carnival is held in Term Three and is followed by the Inter-School Athletics Competition for Years 3 – 6. An Inter-School Team Tabloid Sports Carnival is held early in Term 4. Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 participate in a Dancing Programme in Term 4 each year.
All specialist sporting clinics are with the Sport Development Coaches, Community Club coaches or Junior Development coaches. Below are listed clinics the children are exposed to:
- Cricket clinics
- Modcrosse clinics
- Football clinics
- Tennis clinics
- Glory Soccer
- Hockey clinics
- Athletics clinics
- Rugby Union clinics