At Bunbury PS we encourage all students to enjoy and participate fully in all physical activity. Our Physical Education (P.E.) program consists of daily fitness and stretching in the mornings, one lesson per week with a specialist physical education teacher, and weekly team sport. The P.E. program is designed to develop positive attitudes, encourage resilience, respect and confidence and to educate children in developing a healthy and active lifestyle. The children are exposed to a wide range of physical and sporting activities which focus on the development of fundamental motor skills, promote fitness and engenders a sense of joy of participation.
Bunbury PS runs school-based faction sporting competitions. On enrolment, students are placed in one of four factions - Dragons, Eagles, Lions, and Panthers - with siblings allocated to the same faction groups.
At Bunbury PS we encourage community involvement in our sports program. On Friday mornings we offer a Runners Club for our students and parents which is conducted by a Bunbury Runners Club Level 2 Coach who is assisted by two of our Year 6 school leaders. Similarly, we run a Swimming Club one morning a week in early Term 1 in the lead up to the School Faction Swimming Carnival. Children in Years 3-6 participate in this carnival with a selection of students progressing to the Interschool Swimming Carnival late in the term.
Further school and interschool carnivals include:
- Year 5 & 6 students from regional schools compete in a Winter Carnival in Term 2 (football, soccer, hockey, netball).
- Years 3-6 students compete in the School Faction Cross-Country held early in Term 3 which is ran around the oval and the school perimeter. Selected students progress to the Interschool Cross-Country event held at Adam Road PS later in the term where they compete against students from various regional primary schools. A contingent of students are then invited to the State Primary Schools Cross Country event held at Perry Lakes in August.
- A whole school Athletics Carnival is run early in Term 4. Selected students progress to the Interschool Athletics carnival. Bunbury PS host the Interschool Jumps and Throws events.
- During the second half of Term 4 all students are invited to participate in 10 swimming lessons as part of the Interm Swimming Program at the South West Sports Centre Bunbury which are conducted over a two week period.
To implement the P.E. program, we have access to excellent facilities including an undercover area, tennis courts, two basketball and two netball courts, two ovals and we offer a selection of sport and creative play activities such as table tennis and quoits throughout break times.