Health & PhysEd

Northam Primary School recognises the importance of Physical Education and physical activity in nurturing physical development through the early years of childhood. 


We employ Specialist Physical Education for all students from PP to Year 6 with 45 minute lessons per week. Every week on Thursday afternoons, students participate in Junior (Year 1 to 3) and senior (Year 3 and 6) sport, playing a variety of fundamental movement skills and sports games for the students. 

We also provide in-term swimming and a range of school faction and interschool carnivals. Each student will be involved in a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per week.


At Northam Primary School, we aim to provide all students the fundamental movement skills to participate successfully in variety of sports also promoting good sportsmanship, a healthy and active lifestyle.  


We encourage our parents to join with us in our school carnivals; helping with judging, giving out ribbons, along with being fantastic supporters cheering on the sidelines. Our school Lap-a-thon is often a popular activity for family members to join in, walking laps with their children.

We hold a school swimming carnival in Term 1 every year for students in years 3 to 6. Students will compete in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke races and finishing off with team relays. The best swimmers from the carnival will have opportunity to compete against the best in Northam at Northam Sporting Schools Association (NSSA) Swimming Carnival.

The school Cross Country Carnival is taken place in Term 2 with the top 2 students for Year 1 to 6 have the opportunity to compete in the NSSA Cross Country carnival.

The athletics sport carnival is held in Term 3 where the whole school participates in running, field and team events throughout the day. The best athletes have the chance to participate in the interschool athletics carnival hosted by Northam Primary School at the end of Term 3.


At Northam Primary School, we have a range of approaches to teach Health and promote wellbeing:

  • Zones of Regulation, a complete social-emotional learning curriculum to teaching self-regulation of emotions
  • Protective Behaviours, a program to develop personal safety skills of children
  • SDERA (School Drug Education and Road Aware), a resource to teach skills surrounding resilience, wellbeing, drug education and road safety activities
  • Crunch and Sip

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