At Our Saviour, learning and teaching extends well beyond the classroom. Outdoor Education is carried out through regular Physical Education lessons, Sport programs and Camps.
Students are encouraged in aspects of participation, enjoyment and skill development tailored to their age group and competency levels, enabling them to build self-confidence, social skills, co-ordination and teamwork.
The Reception and Year 1 classes participate in a Perceptual Motor Program, providing the students with opportunities to develop their gross motor skills, balance, flexibility, coordination and eye-tracking. Students in Years 3 through to 7 focus on hitting, kicking, throwing and Catching skills, and their application to the major sports.
Our annual Sports Days are a recognised calendar event for students and parents alike. Participation and fun are the focus for this event, however students who excel have opportunity to represent their School at SAPSASA interschool athletics competitions and, if successful, their District at Santos Stadium.
In addition, our students have opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting/dance clinics and workshops run by professional athletes held at various times throughout the year.
From Year 3, children can nominate to participate in one of our sport teams – Basketball, Netball, Cricket or Soccer. These occur outside of school hours and are run locally with parent involvement. They provide a wonderful opportunity for fun, social interaction and improved physical competence.
Our Camp program is a highlight for students with Camps being held every year. For Reception the children participate in an "almost sleepover", Year 1 students currently go on a "ZooSnooze", Year 2's and 3's may enjoy an overnight sleepover or perhaps an extended excursion to Monarto Zoo. The Year 4/5 classes participate in a 3 day camp at an outdoor adventure site focusing on team building, while Year 6-7’s will enjoy a 3 day camp one year and a 5 day camp in alternate years. This year the seniors are heading to Canberra!!! The focus for all camps will be on activity and adventure linked to the current Unit of Inquiry being studied, creating memories and experiences that will remain with them long after their primary schooling has ended.