Health and Physical Education

The Physical Education Program at Peninsula Specialist College assists students in the development of fundamental motor skills, gross motor skills, skill acquisition and body coordination in an inclusive learning environment. Through our program students have the opportunity to participate in minor games, major games, an annual Swimming and Athletics Carnival, interschool sports, Clinics delivered by the AFL, Cricket Australia and Special Olympics.

Individualised adjustments

Peninsula Specialist College offers an all inclusive physical education program providing reasonable adjustments for individual learning needs. In physical education all abilities have the opportunity to participate in physical education sessions, swimming and athletics carnivals, therapy room sessions and bike education.

Physical Education in the Primary Department

Our junior school students participate in a weekly physical education session, a weekly PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) session and weekly swimming lessons for 1 term a year. Our PMP program assists in the development of student’s fundamental motor skills and gross motor skills, giving the opportunity for students to gain an understanding of their own body and the world around them. The perceptual motor program continues to develop individual skills in balance, crossing the mid line, fitness, strength, eye-hand coordination, locomotion and eye tracking.

PMP activities involve;

  • skipping
  • crawling
  • rolling
  • jumping
  • hopping
  • throw and catch
  • kicking
  • balancing
  • climbing
  • swinging
  • striking
  • crossing midline


One term a year each junior class participates in weekly swimming lessons, giving them the opportunity to learn water safety whilst learning to swim and improve their skills, students then have the opportunity to progress these skills in the school swimming carnival.

Physical Education in the Secondary Department

Our senior school students participate in a weekly physical education session, interschool sports, the school swimming and athletics carnivals. The senior students have a strong focus on major games and demonstrating sportsmanship, they have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills at our weekly interschool basketball competition. Throughout the year our senior students have the opportunity to participate in sport specific clinics such as the football clinics with the Saint Kilda and Melbourne football clubs, a cricket clinic held at the MCG with Cricket Victoria and a Golf clinic with Special Olympics.

Peninsula Specialist College students have the opportunity to learn the following sports;

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Cricket
  • Tee ball
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Fitness