The guide is primarily for sport development officers and addresses the following key areas:
In reality, each school has its own procedures, identity and ethos and should be treated on an
individual basis. Below is some information about the following:
Some schools have a Physical Education (PE) Coordinator or Head of Department (HOD) and a School Sports Coordinator or Head of Sport (HOS). Sometimes this will be the same person.
School Sport WA (SSWA) is an association of school teachers whose principle purpose is to promote, organise and coordinate sporting competitions for school students at a local, regional, interstate and international level. School Sport WA
caters for all students and encourages maximal participation in a range of quality sporting programs. The extent and intensity of the competition is varied and based on the experience, skill level, maturity and interest of the student.
In conducting its affairs, School Sport WA works in close cooperation with the Department of Education, other educational sectors, State Sport Associations, local government, key organisations in other states, schools and other agencies.
School Sport WA (SSWA)www.schoolsportwa.com.au Telephone 61 8 9264 4879
Associated and Catholic Colleges of Western Australia (ACC) is an independent secondary schools sports association. The ACC has a membership of over 67 schools catering to more than 48,000 students.
Member schools compete during the year in a range of activities:
Associated and Catholic Colleges of Western Australia (ACC)www.accsport.asn.auTelephone 61 8 9241 5200 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA), Independent Girls Schools Sports Association and Public Schools Association are three separate entities.
Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA)www.ais.wa.edu.au Telephone 61 8 9441 1600
Independent Girls Schools Sports Associationwww.igssa.org.auTelephone 0416 007 456Email email@example.com
Public Schools Associationwww.psa.wa.edu.au
www.scsa.wa.edu.au Telephone: 61 8 9273 6300
An outcomes-focus in education is concerned with teachers addressing individual student needs and personal growth, rather than presenting the same set units with the same objectives to all students in the class. Teachers are required to determine
where individual students are at in terms of skills, knowledge, understandings and values. They then plan and deliver programs that allow students the opportunity to display their ability and to progress against a developmentally sequenced
set of outcomes.
The physical education (PE) program held in school time consists of units of work of varying lengths. Each unit involves one or more sporting contexts, e.g. netball or football. The sports covered may or may not coincide with the community
sport seasons. Units are taught with an outcomes-focus and students’ progress is assessed and monitored using a selection of the five outcomes from the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Learning Area, namely:
An example of a program set out with an outcomes-focus is the CD ‘Pass, Catch, Kick’ produced by the Australian Rugby League Foundation.
Each sport has its own specific circumstances and requirements that may be unique to that sport, for example:
Below is a list of possible strategies that may be used to increase the profile of your sport with the students at local schools. Carefully choose the strategies you feel will best highlight the strengths, the requirements of your sport and
the location of your target group.
It is important that sports organisations plan effectively to cater for potential student recruits before approaching schools to ensure a quality service and positive first-time experience for both the school and the new participants. Even
with the best of intentions, first-time impressions have a lasting effect on students and the school Following are some things to consider:
First and foremost, sports organisations need to establish whether the individual school is interested and has the time required to create a partnership with community sport. Sports organisations should take the lead in the development of
Things to consider:
Sporting Schools is a Commonwealth Government funded program which brings together schools
and sports to help get Aussie children active in their local communities. Sporting Schools is open
to all Australian primary schools, and with quality programs developed by over 30 national sporting
organisations, it offers a fun and supportive environment for children and coaches.
For more information see www.sportingschools.gov.au
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