At Ascot Park Primary School, we offer a Specialist Netball program for internal and external students. Girls and boys of all levels can trial for our netball programs and, if successful, will be selected into the appropriate skill levelled program; advanced, intermediate or development. There are no more than 12 students selected into a group to allow 1-on-1 individualised coaching for each athlete.
All programs are run by highly qualified and professional coaches and are expected to plan and implement high-level programs, aligned to the Australian Curriculum and Netball SA coaching and development documents.
Click on the link to check out our head coach: Alice Johnswood
Students who attend APPS and who are in a Specialist Sports Program have the opportunity to be selected into the School’s Sports Specialist class. The Sports Specialist class has no more than 15 students to a classroom. Individualised learning programs are developed and implemented for those students who miss learning or lesson time due to their sporting and training commitments.
The Ascot Park Primary School Special Interest Netball Program is aligned with the Netball Australia program, Dare To Develop a Diamond and will follow their Long Term Athlete Development Plan as well as the National Skills Curriculum. The program set will align to the athletes’ age and ability level.
Athletes selected in the program will be involved in 2 x 1 hour weekly training sessions run during school hours. There will also be an expectation that work, approximately 1-2 hours, is completed by the athletes outside of our weekly training sessions.
Sessions will focus on the following areas:
- Tactical and technical development, including statistical and video analysis
- Attacking skills
- Defending skills
- Shooting skills
- Ball work and footwork development
- Injury prevention and management
- Sports psychology, including goal setting, motivation, group dynamics and leadership
- Sport science, including fitness and skills testing
- tHREE Umpiring Course (Year 5-7)
Netball is a late specialisation sport, that requires a more generalised approach to early training with the emphasis being on the development of general fundamental motor and technical/tactical skills. Athletes should progress when they are developmentally ready and not when they reach a certain age. This philosophy will underpin the Special Interest Netball Program.
Click here for; Trial and Program Entry Information
LEARNING AT HOME
You don’t need to be an expert or educator to help your child to learn at home. The Department for Education has published 2 documents to help you support your child in learning at home as well as staying healthy and active:
Teachers at school have also been working hard to provide meaningful and relevant learning programs which have been communicated through ClassDojo, Google Classrooms and home learning packs. We have also developed a suggested daily timetable to help you provide clear structure and routine to your child’s day.
At school, students have been learning about interoception, which is our 8th sense. It can broadly be defined as our conscious perception of our internal body signals which let us know how to respond to human needs or relate to our emotional experiences. Interoception is the pre-requisite for self-regulation.
Interoception activities take less than 2 minutes to complete and they help your child to identify their body signals, recognise when their body signals change and act or respond to these body signals for their self-regulation. The booklet provided has a range of activities that you can complete with your child and the whole family. You can complete these activities throughout the day, some examples could be:
- Starting their day with an interoception activity
- Break time between online lessons/activities
- Going for a walk or a bike ride
- Shooting some hoops or kicking a ball
- Playing on a swing set
- Jumping on a trampoline
The great thing about interoception activities is that you can create your own with your child. It can be any activity that changes your child’s body state and while encouraging them to notice how their body feels. To find out more information about interoception, please visit the Department for Education’s Interoception web page. If you have any questions or need further support with implementing interoception activities with your child, please contact your child’s teacher.
Dr Paul Swan has developed a support page https://drpaulswan.com.au/teaching-at-home/ to help parents in finding quality numeracy activities. The school has also provided students with dice and playing cards which will give them the opportunity to engage in problem solving using mathematical thinking processes and skills. Cards games also give children the opportunity to develop social skills such as sharing and taking turns. Games and activities can be found in the following eBooks:
Primary Connections is an innovative science program developed by the Australian Academy of Science which is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. They have developed a range of educational activities designed to be used at home.
Each four-page resource features:
- A short description
- Notes guiding preparation and resourcing
- Suggested questions to support student inquiry
- Student task sheets (may be printed, photographed or photocopied and sent to teachers upon completion)
- Ideas to explore further
Please click here to access the resources.