Galston Public School

Honest work and fair play

Telephone02 9653 2062

Emailgalston-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Extra curricular activities

School sport

We conduct annual carnivals in swimming (Term 1), cross country (Term 2), and athletics (Term 3). From these carnivals, students may qualify to represent the school at primary school sports association (PSSA),  zone , regional and state level. The school provides opportunities for talented students to try out for various zone and regional team sports and enters selected NSW PSSA state knockout competitions and gala days. Each year we participate in interschool PSSA sport with a number of local schools in netball and league tag during Term 3. From time to time, sporting bodies send their development officers to Galston Public School to conduct coaching or skills clinics with the students. Regular fitness sessions occur each week and may involve running and aerobic exercises.

Apart from being good for students’ health, it is believed that school sport also stimulates academic achievement. Weekly sport is usually conducted on Fridays for Years 3-6. The program includes skills, modified and minor games, and major games in accordance with the personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) curriculum. Some of these activities may vary from year to year according to the special expertise of staff, and the facilities and equipment available to the school. Kindergarten to Year 2 classes usually have sport on Tuesday. The activities are designed to develop fundamental movement skills. Minor games skills are also taught. Kindergarten to Year 2 attend the athletics and cross country carnivals.