Paul Summerfield

Paul Summerfield
Physical Education / Digital Technologies

Physical Education

Our comprehensive sports program involves students attending dedicated lessons for one period per week. There is a focus on Fundamental Movement skills in the junior years, which are built upon as older students learn the rules, skills and strategies needed to play a wide range of sports. The emphasis is on participation, teamwork and personal goal setting. Students also engage in daily fitness activities. We have Annual Faction Athletic, Cross Country and Swimming Carnivals. These events are then celebrated with an Interschool Carnival for each where the students who placed well in individual championship events have the opportunity to represent Hannans PS against local schools within the Goldfields District.

Swimming Lessons are also held each year for the whole school. This is an endorsed Education Department directive and considered to be compulsory for all students to attend and gain these vital and life-saving skills. The lessons take place over a two-week period and students attend each day, travelling to and from the Goldfields Oasis. Schools are on a rotational roster for lessons to ensure each school has their turn during different seasons. Our swimming lessons this year are in Term 4.

Year 5 and 6 students have the chance throughout the year to compete in Eagles and Fever Cup events together with both Winter and Summer Lightning Carnivals. We also have regular visits and clinics throughout the year from organisations such as Football West, the Goldfields Giants and W.A.C.A.

Digital Technologies

Through the practical application of technologies including digital technologies, students develop dexterity and coordination through experiential activities. Technologies motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work.

Technologies provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies helps students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating. (School Curriculum and Standards Authority)

Students at Hannans Primary learn how to collect and present different types of data using software and write digital code using block coding and simple languages like Python. Digital technology lessons are designed to promote collaboration and cyber safety through engaging activities using ipads, laptops, robots and micro-computers such as Makey Makeys.

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