At Melbourne Grammar School we recognise that regular physical activity contributes to improved performance in the classroom. Along with developing motor skills, physical education can also contribute to building student confidence, social skills, strategic thinking and teamwork capabilities.
A range of activities at Grimwade House
At Grimwade House, physical education classes focus on teamwork and enjoyment, as well as building core gross and fine motor skills across multiple sports and physical activities.
All students participate in regular swimming lessons in our purpose-built pool as a part of the core programme. After-school lessons are available for those wishing to extend their capabilities.
Grimwade Club offers a significant number of additional physical pursuits, including skateboarding, ballet, gymnastics and taekwondo.
Improving performance, nutrition and motivation at Wadhurst
In Years 7 and 8, boys participate in a variety of sporting activities during Physical Education classes. They learn to combine motor skills, strategic thinking and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance, while also learning how to measure their own fitness and activity levels. Students study nutrition and address factors that influence an individual’s motivation to be physically active.
Streamed physical education in Years 9 and 10
In Years 9 and 10, students are often undergoing significant transformations. They also have extremely strong connections to their peer group.
As physical education and performance has such a large impact on self-image, we run streamed physical education classes at these levels to avoid placing students in competitive or judgemental situations during this period. This approach also allows those of similar physical abilities to be appropriately challenged and supported.
The study of physical education also is available at VCE level.
Teaching students how to deal with difficult or problematic situations is embedded within many elements of core programmes at Melbourne Grammar School. This becomes more overt in Senior School, with a Personal Development programme designed to equip students with strategies for choosing appropriate behaviours and actions.