The environment and grounds within St Francis Xavier Primary School provide wonderful opportunities for physical activity, including ovals, basketball courts, tennis courts, paddocks, the gymnasium, playgrounds and gardens.
Our school celebrates not only the importance of physical activity to overall health and wellbeing, but also for teaching important life skills. At St Francis Xavier Primary School, we aim to provide all children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports to enhance their ability to work as part of a team and interact with others in positive and fair manner.
St Francis Xavier Primary School uses the Fundamental Motor Skills Program in a variety of activities to develop specific skills including striking, punting, dodging, catching, throwing, running and kicking. The program is supported by:
- Bluearth Foundation – working with schools and communities to build movement into every day life.
- The Complete PE Program – working on major games, and developing teamwork and game-sense skills.
In addition, there are Inter-House sports competitions, such as the annual athletics carnival and Great Race Cross Country Challenge.
St Francis Xavier Primary School is involved with outside organisations such as Kelly Sports for after-school activities, and School Sport Victoria so children can excel in a variety of sports at a regional level, and higher. Local organisations, such as Ballarat Badminton, and Hockey, Basketball and Cricket Victoria provide a variety of in-school clinics.