At Boroondara Park Primary School we offer a comprehensive Physical Education and Sport program to develop the Physical Literacy of all students. This involves providing opportunities for all children to improve their physical, psychological, cognitive and social skills in a variety of environments.


The Physical Education program provides a strong emphasis on developing the Fundamental Motor Skills across all the junior grades (Years F – 3) and Game Sense skills (Years 3 – 6) with the senior year levels. Students at Boroondara Park experience various programs to develop their Physical Literacy skills, including:

  • Understanding the importance of rules and procedures
  • Identifying why we participate in daily physical activity and why fitness plays an important role in improving our wellbeing
  • Fundamental Motor Skill development (including throwing, catching, kicking, ball bounce  two-hand strike, forehand strike, punting, running, dodging, leaping and jumping)
  • Game Sense approach (invasion, wall and net, striking and fielding and target games)
  • Athletics and Cross Country training programs
  • Gymnastics program – all year levels
  • Swimming program – all year levels
  • Game Creation unit – Year 1/2
  • Bike Education program – Year 3/4
  • Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP) – Year 5/6


Students also get to participate in comprehensive Sport programs at Boroondara Park PS. Foundation students participate in PMP (Perceptual Motor Programs), where students develop fine and gross motor skills through mini games and activities. Year levels 1-4 participate in a year level sport session each week, where the focus is on Fundamental Motor Skill development within minor games and sports that support the P.E. program. The Year 5/6 students get the opportunity to participate in the North Balwyn District Interschool Sport Competition. As part of this competition, the students are able to represent the school in the following sports; AFL Football, Netball, Tee Ball, Soccer, Cricket, Volleyball, Rounders, Hockey, Hot Shots Tennis, Basketball, Softball and Battleball.


Students also compete in school Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals, where they have the opportunity to represent the school and compete against other schools at the District, Division, Regional and State levels.


All students in Year 3/4 participate in an annual Hoop Time basketball competition, whilst Year 5/6 students will participate in this competition every second year alternating with our senior school production.