Health and Physical Education

Ararat Primary School 800 inspires students to be involved in physical activities that develop individual skills, team skills and to develop healthy attitudes and habits. Students undertake activities such as ball handling skills, skipping, athletics and team games such as hockey, basketball, netball, soccer, football. In addition, there are many opportunities for students to be involved in clinics both within school and others run by outside organisations for various sports including golf, basketball and football. We participate in the Jump Rope for Heart program.

Individual and Team Competitions

Students have the opportunity to represent our school in zone competitions at local, regional and state level.  Swimming, cross country and athletics events are always popular.  Our school also has representative teams in field hockey, netball, football and soccer that compete locally, and if successful represent their school regionally and at state level.

Swimming Program

Swimming is an important feature of our school Health and PE program. Each year level undertakes a learn to swim/water safety program for one full term each. This is run in conjunction with the Ararat YMCA and is an inclusive program for students of all skill levels.