Hello from the PE Department! Below is some information on our program and what the talented LPS students have been doing this term:
YEAR LEVEL UNITS – TERM FOUR
Students in Prep have been working on developing their underarm throw and catch. Especially learning to call the name of their partner if they are not looking at them and stepping to catch the ball.
Year 1 and 2
Students in Years 1 and 2 have been focusing on learning to kick a ball out of their hands. This is a tricky skill to learn, but our students have been making great progress with great persistence!
Year 3 – 6
Students in the Middle and Senior schools have been working on a Striking and Fielding unit. So far they have focused specifically on using the correct technique for the over arm throw, how to set up a field and striking a ball in a range of minor games.
WALK TO SCHOOL
With Walk to School month in full swing and kids out and about, now is a great time to refresh on some general road rules.
General Pedestrian Rules
A pedestrian must obey the rules of the road set out in the Road Safety Rules 2009. Some of the more notable rules state that a pedestrian must:
* not cross the road within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing (you must use the crossing)
* not enter a crossing against a flashing red or a solid red traffic crossing light
* use the shortest or most direct route across a road
* not walk along or fail to give way when crossing a bicycle path
* not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of a driver
* keep to the far side of a road facing oncoming traffic, when walking along a road where it is not practicable to use the footpath or nature strip.
Further detail on the road rules relating to pedestrians is provided on the VicRoads website, along with information on pedestrian safety.
Driver obligations & pedestrian right of way Notable driver obligations include:
* When turning at an intersection, a driver has to give way to any pedestrians crossing the road the driver is turning into. The exception to this rule is at a roundabout, where the driver has the right of way unless there are crossings provided for pedestrians.
* Drivers must not block a pedestrian crossing or children’s crossing – they must ensure the road beyond is clear to enable them to pass over the crossing. This does not apply where there is a pedestrian crossing immediately before an intersection.
* When leaving a driveway or car park, drivers must give way to pedestrians on any footpath, path or nature strip.
* When using a slip lane to leave a main road or turn left on a road drivers must give way to pedestrians.
* In a shared zone drivers must give way to pedestrians.
* In addition, road rules 197 and 198 state that a driver must not stop on a footpath in a built up area or stop in a location that obstructs access to a footpath.
For more information of the Victorian Road Rules visit https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules
EASTERN REGION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
On Thursday 18th October Laburnum Primary had 7 students representing our region at the annual Eastern Region Athletics Carnival. Well done to Emma S, Teah W, Jasmine N, Lily M, Riley B, Alana T, and Samira J – it is a fantastic effort to make it through to this event as there are some very elite athletes competing. Our students did a magnificent job on the day, all performing exceptionally well in their events. A special congratulations must go to Teah W who finished first in the Shot Put event, and Emma S who finished second in the 800m. Both of these girls are now through to the State Championships which is being held next Monday. Congratulations girls!
GIRLS FOOTY DAY
Finally the weather was good and the Year 6 girls travelled to Morton Park for a great day of friendly competition against the other schools in the district. The day was coordinated beautifully by the Blackburn Football Club and the 28 girls who competed had a great day learning new skills and meeting new people. A huge thank you to Dave W and Danny T who volunteered their time to coach the two Laburnum teams – they did a great job! Congratulations also to Poorva G and Helena A who both won trophies for being the best players in their respective teams.
Mr Connor & Ms Yue