Redeemer’s total Physical Education Program comprises several elements.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSONS
These lessons are enjoyed by each year level once a week. The lessons are conducted by a Physical Education Teacher. Each term there is a different focus for the lessons but developing skills and aerobic fitness are always two key elements.
Term One: Cross Country /Interhouse Cross Country
Term Two: Athletics/ Interhouse Athletics
Term Three: Sport activities, skill development, rules and team work
Term Four: Swimming/Interhouse Swimming/Interschool Swimming
For P-6 students a weekly Sport lesson of 45 minutes, where students enjoy playing games, is organised in Clusters. In the Senior Primary School this is a wonderful opportunity to play, and become familiar with, the more formal games like netball, cricket, soccer and basketball. Being arranged in clusters enables groups to be multi-age allowing students to mix with and get to know other students and teachers from different year levels.
In 2012 the whole school adopted “Play is the Way” as our daily fitness program. Play is the Way has a dual purpose of assisting the development of social skills and positive peer interaction. 20 minutes is spent three days a week.
Redeemer Lutheran College, Biloela has two sports houses to which families are allocated – Acacia (gold) and Grevillea (red). The traditional Interhouse competitions are run for Cross Country, Athletics, and Swimming with the aim of 100% participation in Primary School and robust participation from Secondary School students.
PORT CURTIS AND CAPRICORNIA SPORTS TRIALS
Students in years 5 onwards are also able to participate in Port Curtis Trials in many organised sports, Touch Football, Soccer, Rugby League, Netball, Swimming, Cross Country, and Athletics. If selected in Port Curtis teams students are eligible to go onto Capricornia Trials in which selection takes you to State Championships! We have enjoyed watching the increasing number of students from our school who are selected for these levels. Along with these formal elements, it is delightful to see how physically active our students are at each break playing handball, tennis, tiggy, soccer, cricket, and imaginary games in the exploration garden.
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS’ LEAGUE
The Christian Schools League inter-school sporting competition is where students can look forward to an interschool carnival involving several sporting codes. Redeemer Lutheran College Biloela participates alongside Trinity College Gladstone, Emerald Christian College, Kingsley College Rockhampton and Discovery Christian College Agnes Water regularly.