At Sturt Street Community School, we strive to promote the benefits of living a healthy and active life, in and out of school. Due to our highly engaged and active staff members, student participation in sporting activities is very strong at SSCS. Students of all year levels take part in regular fitness and skill activities.

 

Studies in health education and physical education provide students with a balance of knowledge, processes and skills which equip them for independent living based on informed decisions.

 

Students so equipped are able to promote and protect their own and others’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

 

A dedicated PE lesson with a specialist PE teacher concentrates on skill based learning across a variety of sports. Our older students may participate in SAPSASA sport trials and younger students can participate in  after school and weekend Life Be In It sports teams where parent interest is sufficient to form a team.

 

Throughout the year our OSHC program participates in the Sporting Schools program, which is a national initiative provided by the Australian Government that provides students access to sport and other structured physical activity programs after school.

 

The South Australian Government also offers parents a yearly voucher to assist with the cost of membership to sports clubs.

The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport. The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $50 discount on sports membership/registration fees. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport by reducing cost as a barrier to participate in sport.

 

The voucher can be downloaded at

http://sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au

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