At PLC, we believe all children should be active in some way, every day.
Research shows that participation in sport develops teamwork, commitment, leadership and camaraderie skills, improves physical and emotional health, and aids the establishment of long-term behavioural skills. It is also a greatly stimulating, exciting and joyous experience for students of all ages.
PLC has a proud tradition of sporting excellence. Our girls have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports including compulsory, sequential Physical Education classes as well as extensive competitive and non-competitive sporting activities. Students may also take up wide-ranging elective sporting options on offer throughout the year.
As a member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV), PLC competes in the full range of GSV sports including:
- Australian rules football
- Track and field
- Water polo
PLC also offers many non-GSV sports including:
- Badminton development
- Diving program
- Running club
- Saturday netball club
- Snow sports
- Specialist tennis squads
At the core of the Junior School Sports program are the values of leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship on and off the field. The girls have the opportunity to display these values in a variety of sporting environments, while developing an understanding of the importance of physical activity in daily life.
During Junior Primary years our students encounter and develop a wide range of gymnastics, athletics, fitness and ball skills. At the forefront of the program are the fundamental motor skills. Some of these include running, skipping, catching, striking and throwing, which form the foundation of many specific complex sports and movement activities.
Through the Middle Primary years the students develop increasingly complex motor skills and then apply these to appropriately modified games and sport-specific activities. Upper Primary students are introduced to a wide range of major sports. Girls continue to apply skills learned in earlier years and to implement strategies in a competitive environment. Team participation, leadership and sportsmanship are important in the social development of students at this level.
Sports offered in Junior School include:
- Swimming and diving
- Running groups
- Snow sports