Mr Voda van der Merwe
Welcome to Physical Education 2022. My name is Voda van der Merwe and I am the Physical Education Specialist at Cassia Primary. Physical Education provides opportunity for students to practice and develop a range of new skills, including physical, mental, emotional and social skills. Physical Education fosters more than sporting capabilities, nonetheless it provides opportunity for growth in the above-mentioned areas through teamwork, communication and critical thinking (utilising appropriate skills and strategies to win games). Our senior students will cover a range of sports, including: waffle batting, mod crosse, hockey, touch rugby, frisbee, soccer, basketball, cricket, athletics and t-ball.
The focus for Year 1 & 2 will be body management and fundamental movement skills (FMS), which involves spatial awareness, hand-eye co-ordination and a variety of invasion and tagging games.
Year 3 & 4 will be furthering their knowledge of FMS, whilst developing skills they can apply during a game. Students will be exposed to a variety of new sports, which incorporates a range of movements and skill sets.
Year 5 & 6 will focus on tactics, gameplay and skill improvement. Student’s lessons will be centred on incorporating previous learnt skills and applying them within gameplay. Students will also be given knowledge to gain advantages in sport.
This year, I will have a strong focus on good sportsmanship, emphasising the importance of teamwork, clear communication, respect and resiliency. I believe that all students will have the opportunity to improve their sporting ability. I am extremely excited about working with and getting to know all the students this year.