Education at Park Lake SS
All Physical Education lessons are aligned
with current curriculum documents to encourage every child to succeed. Students
participate in weekly lessons of 45 minutes allowing them to experience and
engage in a range of movement, fundamental and gross motor skills. Students are
also taught a range of specific sports such as Athletics, Netball, Cricket,
Touch Football, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Tee ball, Gymnastics and Dance.
Learning experiences are personalised to
cater for the developmental needs of each child. Our school also focuses on
integrating literacy and numeracy within its Physical Education program to
enhance overall learning experiences.
School Sports Houses
The school is divided into four sports
houses – Kangaroo, Barramundi, Lorikeet and Goanna. Children are allocated to a
house for sporting competitions. Students remain in the same house for their
entire primary school years and siblings are kept together in the same house.
Kangaroo – Red
Barramundi – Blue
Lorikeet – Green
Goanna – Yellow
Each year our school cross country event is
held at the end of term 1. Students are encouraged to wear their house colours
for this carnival. The junior carnival, prep – year 2 classes run 1 lap of the
school oval and are split into boy and girl races for each class.
The senior carnival students run in the
year they were born. These distances vary based on the age groups, eg under 9,
10, 11 & 12 years.
Our school participates in four Interschool
sport carnivals (Gala Days) which are held once a term. These are whole day
carnivals with two other local schools (Highland Reserve and Coomera Springs).
Students in years 4-6 are able to participate. Students depart school at 9am and
return approximately 2:30pm.
The cost for these carnivals is a one off
payment of $45 which is paid at the start of the year. This covers bus costs to
and from the venues. Students who do not participate will engage in a normal
Boys – Coomera Sports Fields
Girls – Viney Park, Coomera
Year 4 – Coomera Springs SS
Year 5 – Highland Reserve SS
Year 6 – Park Lake SS
Coomera Sports Fields
Viney Park, Coomera
Coomera Sports Fields
Our school Athletics carnivals are held at
the end of term 2. We have separate junior and senior carnivals. Students are
encouraged to wear their house colours on this day.
Junior Athletics Carnival
Our junior Athletics carnival is split into
a prep carnival in the morning session and year 1 & 2 classes in the
afternoon. During this time classes rotate around the oval and participate in a
range of activities such as long jump, high jump, mini hurdles, egg and spoon,
relays, sprints and shot put.
Senior Athletics Carnival
Our senior Athletics carnival is for year
3-6 classes. Students participate in 100m sprints in the morning session and
run in the year they were born. Middle session students are split into age
groups and rotate around the oval participating in high jump, shot-put, long
jump, relays and tug-o-war. The afternoon consists of house relays.
These are fun filled days and parents,
family and friends are welcome to come along.
Our school swimming carnival is held at the
end of the school year, at Nerang Pool. This is for students in years 3-6 who
wish to participate. There is a cost involved which covers the bus and pool
Students are able to participate in either
25m or 50m events consisting of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Confident swimmers are selected to swim 100m freestyle.