Physical Education Ben Fullard (F-6), Randall Vague


It has been a very busy term for Physical Education during term 2.

Across the whole school, students have participated in Jump Rope for Heart, skipping and raising money for the Heart Foundation. Students worked hard to improve their skipping skills, learning new tricks such as The Cross Over, The Pretzel, Double Under, and skipping with a partner. It has been fantastic to see students enjoying skipping so much, as well as raising over $3,000 for the Heart Foundation.

On Tuesday 19th of May we had Isaac Smith from the Hawthorn Football club come to visit. Students were able to ask him all sorts of questions about what it’s like to play AFL football, what he does for training and what he likes to eat. It was a real buzz for the students.

Friday the 22nd of May students represented our school at the District Cross Country, which was held at the Knox Athletics track. Congratulations to all of our students who ran.

On the 12th and 22nd of June students from the senior school participated in the Winter round robin Students played Netball, Tee-ball, Football, Soccer and Volleystars against other schools from the District. Well done to everyone who participated.

Well done to everyone on a great term in PE!


Term 1


Welcome to P.E at Lysterfield Primary School! It has been a very busy and enjoyable start to the year in P.E for all students, with District and Division Swimming, School Athletics, School Cross Country, Grade 3/4 Hockey clinics, and Grade 1/2 Athletics clinics all happening in term 1!


During Physical Education we discuss the importance of being and remaining physically active throughout our lives with benefits including:


  • Healthier heart and lungs                                                   
  • Stronger bones and muscles                                                          

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Reduced stress and anxiety

  • Improved concentration

  • Improved memory and learning


Each morning classes from across the whole school have been active doing Huff and Puff. This is a great way to help keep our bodies healthy, as well as learning some new skills and getting our minds focused and ready to learn.


During the year classes from Foundation to grade 2 will primarily focus on learning the Fundamental Motor Skills, which include; catch, kick, run, jump, throw, bounce, leap, dodge and strike.


School swimming for grades F-2 will be from 16-19th November and 23-26th November at Paul Saddler swimming pool in Rowville.  


Grades 3-6 will cover a range of sports across the school year which include (but is not limited to) Athletics, Tee-Ball, Basketball, Soccer, AFL, Newcomb/Volleystars, Tennis, Cricket and Rugby and general fitness. During term 2 we will again have a Rugby clinic for our Grade 5/6 students, which was very successful last year.


This April all members of the Lysterfield Primary School community are encouraged to participate in the Premier’s Active April challenge, which encourages all Victorians to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Primary School aged students should aim for at least 60 minutes.


So turn those screens off and get active!


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Tuesday the 19th of May we will have players from the Hawthorn Football Club coming out to Lysterfield Primary School which will be very exciting!


This year we are participating in Jump Rope for Heart, which will begin in term 2. We hope to improve our fitness to keep our hearts healthy, learn some cool skipping tricks to help raise funds and awareness for the Heart Foundation.


Our jump off date (the final day of the program), will be announced soon, and will likely be the just before the end of term.


Some important dates to remember including those mentioned above are:


District athletics: Thursday 7th March


School Cross Country (3-6): Friday 20th March


Hawthorn player visit: Tuesday 19th May


District Cross Country: Friday 22nd May


 Wnter Sport (Grade 5/6)



  • Day 1 Friday 12th June
  • Day 2 Monday 22nd June

  • Back up day  Wednesday 22nd July


Summer Sport:

  • Day 1:Thursday 10th September

  • Day 2 Tuesday 20th October

  • Friday 23rd October (Back up day)


F-2 Swimming: 16-19th November (Mon-Thursday), 23-26th November. 


For any queries on the program please contact Ben Fullard or Randall Vague.