BE ACTIVE LET"S GO
At the Pines Schools we believe that physical activity, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, taking into account the children’s developmental needs and abilities is vital and unique in it’s contribution to a student’s Physical , Emotional and Social Skills Development.
Our School Action Plan outlines some of these strategies.
Premiers be-active Physical
The Premier’s be-active Challenge is a programme designed to increase the physical activity levels of young people. Commencing in Week 1 and finishing at the end of Term 3 all of the children at the Pines Schools will be expected to participate in this program.
The Challenge requires participants to complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily for up to 10 weeks. This physical activity can take a multitude of forms ranging from active house work and walking to school, through to playing sport.
Teachers organise extra physical activities at school so that all children can achieve this goal. Students simply need to record their daily activity on paper and have their teacher approve this online. Their achievement are recognised with a medal or an alternate prize after they complete 4 weeks (a bronze medal in the first year, silver in the second and gold in the third). Schools that support students to complete 10 weeks of the Challenge may also be rewarded with one of 50 physical activity equipment packages valued at $1000.
The Pines schools have been recognised as leaders in supporting this Physical Activity Initiative, since its inception in 2007.